However, a term that may be new to you is “hybrid solar system.” Hybrid solar systems allow you to source energy from the grid if your panels don’t generate enough electricity to power your home.
Are you interested in harnessing renewable energy but not sure how it works?
Whether you choose to purchase or lease solar panels, the final cost will depend on a few factors. If the price of paying cash to purchase is out of reach for you, leasing is an option that keeps renewable energy accessible.How Does Leasing Solar Panels
—Ryann Lynn, Environment Florida Research and Policy Center
The Environment America Research and Policy Center, a national network of environmental groups, released a report ranking the nation’s top solar energy
“These assets still produce 80% power, so why are we throwing them away?” – Rich Stromberg, Equitable Solar Solutions Director
Solar technology isn’t new. It has been gradually improving overtime, leading longtime solar energy users to update their panels when they become outdated.
So what happens when solar system owners make a replacement?
Luckily, there are organizations that work
Solar panels are an excellent way to cut down on using natural gases while providing the energy your home needs. You’re not only helping the planet but also helping yourself by gaining energy independence in a clean and sustainable way.
But what about the critters and birds that may try to get under your panels? We know
On December 7, 2021, Denver-based nonprofit Arc Thrift Stores announced its partnership with SunShare, a solar energy company also in Denver.
Through this coalition, Arc Thrift Stores will power all 30 of its locations with community solar energy. This creates a more sustainable business model for the company — and allows the community to reap a range of benefits.
Two companies are building a large new solar farm spanning 1,350 acres in Elm Branch, about 40 miles south of Dallas. The 163-MW facility is the first major solar project that L3 Harris Technologies (L3Harris) and Lightsource BP solar panels have developed.
In fact, it’s the world’s largest solar project, containing more than 360,000 solar panels. This project
Many Americans are investing in solar power to reduce their dependence on oil and fossil fuels as the impacts of climate change become increasingly dire. Fortunately, people know the benefits of solar energy now more than ever.
Most people know that solar power is an energy alternative that doesn’t produce pollution or emit greenhouse gases after panel installation.
Here we’ll talk about what a solar carport is, how it
Houston started its journey toward a greener, more equitable future through solar energy in 2017.
That year, Houston officials joined 13 other cities in the C40 Reinventing Cities Competition to turn disused land into sources of carbon-free power. Partnered with private firm Wolfe Energy, officials found hope in an unlikely place: an abandoned 240-acre dump in southern Houston’s
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and around the world for their environmental and performance benefits as manufacturers launch plug-in EV models across their fleets. And whether you own an EV or are interested in purchasing one, there’s a fair chance you’ll be in the market for a home charging port for your EV battery as
Renewable energy has been growing in popularity and necessity over the years, making solar power an increasingly bigger priority. One recognizable trend in 2021 is that geography is less of a deciding factor in whether or not a state is a leader in solar power.
The Solar Energy Industries Association releases its quarterly rankings of solar industry strength in
Solar panels are a great investment if you’re looking for a way to generate energy and save money at the same time. And like with any great investment, you’ll want to protect your solar panel system.
So how do you cover your solar panels? Is there solar panel insurance you can purchase?
The good news is that you may
Are you interested in learning more about solar-powered crypto mining? We’ve put together everything you need to know about cryptocurrency mining with solar panels using a straightforward Q&A style approach. Keep reading to get the low-down on everything from solar bitcoin mining rig options to whether there are tax breaks you might enjoy by going green with your crypto mining.
Most people know of solar power and its status as a “green energy.” But fewer people know about the specific environmental and public health benefits of solar power. They are more substantial than you might think.
How does solar power impact greenhouse gas emissions? How does it affect the ground and water supplies? How can solar energy benefit your
Rob D. was the hero of a northwest Houston neighborhood during Winter Storm Uri in February of 2021.
Rob’s 22 SunPower solar panels provide 7.98 kW and offset 99% of his energy
The electric vehicle (EV) industry is booming beyond the passenger car market. Public transit buses, trucks of all shapes and sizes (including long-haul semis) and even large tractor trailers are using electricity to power up.
Here’s a look at the current and expected reality of charging an EV at public stations on the road and at home.Types of EVs
Determining who makes the best solar panels can be challenging, especially with the proliferation of solar companies over recent years.
In this article, we present the most important considerations to evaluate the quality of solar panels and share recent findings from third-party review sites.Evaluation Criteria
You can use several criteria to evaluate the quality of solar panels:
- Efficiency and
One of the barriers to rapid (and therefore lower-cost) solar panel production has historically been the length of time that flexible electronics (like solar panels) take to make. In particular, a part of the process called annealing can take several hours and significantly slow down production times.
A team at the University of Texas has come up with an
Colorado State University (CSU) in Pueblo is the first university in the state to reach net zero energy. That’s thanks to the newly installed CSU solar project on campus.What Is the New CSU Solar Project?
CSU announced the completion of its on-site solar project on Aug. 19, 2021, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Capital Dynamics and Black Hills
Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly common as the world learns more about climate change and renewable energy. And with EVs comes the need to charge them. Here’s what we at Freedom Solar have to say on the topic of solar-powered EV charging stations.What Is an EV Station?
An EV station is also known as an EV charger,
Solar panel manufacturers make their systems as tough as possible because they’re constantly exposed to the elements. Solar panels are durable enough to withstand a hurricane, among other rough conditions.
The good news is that you generally don’t have to worry about hurricane winds, rain or hail ruining or damaging your solar panels because they’re built to be resilient.
Agrivoltaic farming is gradually becoming more well known as people prioritize sustainable agricultural methods and renewable energy. As a result, there are multiple Colorado agrivoltaic farms and organizations to check out.Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center (CALC)
CALC is a nonprofit located in Longmount, Colorado sponsored by the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC). CALC’s work focuses primarily on educating