Solar Power

What about donating solar power to Michigan non-profits?
michiganradio.org

According to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the state gets four hours of peak sun per day, enough to power an average home with 5000 watts of solar panels on its roof. SolarYpsi notes that Germany, the global leader in solar power, only gets …

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Letter: On solar power and cisterns
www.gloucestertimes.com

It was great to see the woman from Rockport saying that all new buildings should have solar panels (”Solar, wind power should be a requirement for new buildings,” Jan. 22). I think any new roof with decent exposure to the sun should have to have solar …

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Hastings couple making switch to solar power
www.houstonchronicle.com

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Tim Smith will never look at a cloudy day the same way again after installing 30 solar panels on the roof of his workshop in north Hastings. Tim and Pam Smith became the first Hastings Utilities customers to take advantage of LB …

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What is holding back the growth of solar power?
www.theguardian.com

Beyond photovoltaic (PV) cells, concentrating solar power, in which the sun is used to heat water or oil and drive a tradition turbine, is also on the rise. It remains very much the little cousin, with around 1GW added around the world per year …

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Company Offers Solar Power System At No Cost
www.koat.com

REPORTER: A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM, AT NO COST, FROM A NEW COMPANY IN TOWN CALLED VIVINT SOLAR. WE ARE A SOLAR POWER COMPANY, SO INSTEAD OF BUYING YOUR POWER FROM COAL. YOU'RE GETTING IT ALL OFF YOUR …

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The world's largest floating solar power plant is being built in Japan
www.sciencealert.com

As solar power becomes a bigger and bigger part of the overall energy landscape, engineers around the world are busy working out how to build plants that are large and efficient enough to keep up with demand. Now Japanese electronics giant Kyocera is …

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Texas gets “F” grade on net-metering policies for solar power and more
fuelfix.com

Net-metering policies to give customers financial credit for the solar power they pump into the grid are considered vital incentives for buying and installing solar panels. With some exceptions though, the report notes that Texas as a whole has no …

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