Choosing the Right Glass Doors for Your Patio

July 24th, 2014|

You might not realize it, but glass doors really haven’t been in wide use for that long. They used to be so expensive that only the wealthy could afford them; but thanks to improved manufacturing techniques, now they’re available to just about everybody. There are several different types, including French, sliding and pivot. Here’s some information to help […]

Texas Utility Commits to Solar Energy, Aims to be Coal-Free in Two Years

July 22nd, 2014|

El Paso Electric (EPE), a utility that serves almost 400,000 customers, recently announced that it plans to eliminate the use of coal by 2016. The utility plans to use a combination of natural gas and solar energy for power generation. In its announcement, the company stated that it will more than exceed carbon emission standards […]

Texas Solar Power Association Formed

July 17th, 2014|

With the formation of the Texas Solar Power Association (TSPA), founders hope to give a voice to the need for increased acceptance of the technology in the state. If successful, Texas will be able to improve its standing in regard to solar use when compared to other areas of the country.

The Solar Energy Industries Association […]

Choosing the Right Type of Insulation for Your Home

July 15th, 2014|

When it comes to insulation, the term “out of sight, out of mind” applies to a lot of homeowners. Because you don’t see your insulation on any kind of regular basis, it’s pretty easy to ignore it completely. However, doing so can be costing you a great deal of money. If you want your home […]

Commonly Asked Solar Energy Questions

July 10th, 2014|

Investing in a solar energy system is obviously a big decision, and never one to be taken lightly. You want to do as much research as possible, and talk to as many people as possible, before making this type of commitment. It may be a cliche, but the quote; “there is no such thing as a […]

Solar Panel Installation in Dallas, Texas

July 8th, 2014|

If you’ve been around Dallas for any length of time in the summer, you obviously know that it’s not only hot, but there’s an ample amount of sun far more often than not. That’s just one of the reasons that solar panel installation in Dallas, Texas makes a great deal of sense. Another reason is […]

How Does Temperature Impact the Effectiveness of Solar Panels?

July 3rd, 2014|

Solar panels are the workhorses of a solar energy system, and as such need to be durable enough to withstand often-brutal weather conditions . While the length and strength of sunlight is, of course, the main factor that determines the efficiency of a panel’s power production, temperature can also play a significant role on how a solar […]

Solar Energy Powering World Cup Matches

July 1st, 2014|

A large part of what fuels the World Cup is the passion of soccer fans all over the world. However, solar energy is playing a role as well in powering this global event. A Chinese company is not only the first “carbon neutral” sponsor of the World Cup, but according to this article, several match […]