The Future of Solar: Decorative Solar Panels

January 21st, 2015|

 

The future of solar may just be in interior decorative solar panels (OPV, organic photovoltaics) that could be placed on walls, window sills or even billboards. VTT Technical Center in Finland is currently developing and producing these designer solar panels for a range of interior and exterior applications. What’s really cool are the patterns and […]

Solar is BIG: World’s Largest Solar Plant Began Producing Today

January 13th, 2015|

On 5 square miles of federal land just outside the California-Nevada border you’ll find the Ivanpha Solar Electric Generating System, which starting today, is the world’s largest solar plant. It is made up of 300,000 computer controlled mirrors that are each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. The computers angle the mirrors in order […]

Shining Light on the Power of Solar… Finally!

January 7th, 2015|

Although Exxon would have you think otherwise, The American Petroleum Institute (API) is finally admitting in their State of American Energy Report, that the future expansion of today’s fast growing solar energy market warrants serious analysis. Solar has effectively offset some 20 million metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2014; and that’s with only 20.2 […]

“Fighting the Power:” the Struggle for Local Energy Continues

January 6th, 2015|

There has been a 100 year monopoly on the way Americans power their homes; in case you did already know. Pretty much ever since electricity has been available it has been a highly lucrative and policed utility. Prices are variable, often unpredictable and set by large private companies. The bottom line being that everyday citizens […]