Category: Solar Energy

California Isn’t Wasting Time: Renewable Energy

The state of California is deciding it does not want to waste anymore time when it comes to saving our planet from catastrophic disasters including the extremely intense wildfires this past year. It’s a leading state in renewable energy because legislatures and residents are clearly aware of the effects of the sped-up climate change. Taking… Read more »

Renewable Energy On-Track to Surpass Coal

It doesn’t come to a surprise that renewable energy is taking charge in the world today, considering the climate change awareness happening. Plenty of American businesses have been switching to renewable energy because it’s getting cheaper, and of course, better for the environment. Wind and Solar Powerhouses The production of wind and solar energy has… Read more »

How to Keep Your Home Eco-Friendly

With the change in climate and the world leaning towards clean and sustainable energy, home owners ask the question, “How can I help make the environment clean in my own home?” There are several ways you can alter your home and day-to-day activities to help the environment. Day-to-Day Improvements Recycling can be very redundant to… Read more »

California: A Leading Solar Power Powerhouse of 2018

California is leading the country in integrating solar power. Just recently, on March 16, solar output in California set a record, peaking at 10,765 megawatts around 2:45 p.m. local time, according to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). Solar is growing in the United States, and California is leading the way as a solar power… Read more »

Scientists Develop Thermal Battery to Capture the Sun’s Heat

Photovoltaic panels have allowed us to convert the sun’s energy into electricity, but what about those times when you just need heat from the sun, rather than electricity? Let’s say you want to heat your home with solar energy, for example. You could convert it into electricity to power a furnace, or you could simply… Read more »

Electrical Grid Operators Brace for Effects of Solar Eclipse

Right now, millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting the total solar eclipse that will take place next week on August 21. An eclipse that passes across the entire country is quite rare, so it’s going to be a big day for amateur astronomy enthusiasts. But not everyone is quite so thrilled about the eclipse. Electrical… Read more »

2016 a Record-Smashing Year for Solar Energy

Solar energy has been a pretty big deal for quite some time now, but 2016 marked a banner year for this green energy source. Last year, solar generation set a record that is encouraging for those who value all that solar power has to offer. It’s clear that more and more people are turning to… Read more »

Understanding the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Are you interested in transitioning to solar power but you still aren’t convinced that the benefits outweigh the costs? The Solar Investment Tax Credit may just change your mind. Not only can it provide a savings on installing solar energy, but it can help you realize how making an environmentally conscious choice can be the… Read more »

Five Things to Know About Solar Ready Requirements

Solar is becoming an increasingly common and affordable alternative for generating electricity. Estimates are that more 1 million homes in the U.S. now have solar panels installed. California is a leading proponent of home solar panels, and has implemented solar ready requirements for new homes. Here are five things the California Energy Commission’s Efficiency Division… Read more »

Using Renewables to Boost Water Supplies?

California is now amid its fifth year of serious drought, and state and private agencies alike have been trying everything from water usage restrictions to exploring alternative sources of water as part of efforts to balance demand with availability. The problem with converting alternative water sources like recycled wastewater, brackish groundwater and seawater into potable… Read more »