Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’

Why Solar Installation Costs are HIGHER in Germany.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has identified several areas where solar costs could potentially be brought down.   The majority of the costs of solar energy installation go towards expenses, tools, and resources besides the solar panels themselves. 2011 saw solar panel installers for residences pay slightly over $1.80 per war for solar panels in either Germany […]

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Why More Solar Companies Must LITERALLY Fail.

Many solar manufacturing companies, like Suntech are struggling to make the sales and business that they need, but what many don’t know is that hundreds of these companies will have to die for the industry to move forward. New innovations and inventions are required for the solar industry to keep up with the fossil fuel […]

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Solar technology VERSES fossil fuel. Why dinosaurs are still cheaper.

Cheaper power technologies, and technologies that are easier to make, are constantly being sought after by solar manufacturers.  For all the reductions in cost, solar power is still more expensive than fossil fuel. Why This is Important The number of solar panel installations is growing, but because of the excessive supply in relation to meager […]

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Micro turbine NATURAL GAS waste heat recovery… not wind.

If your facility pays 12 cents per kilowatt hour or more, a micro turbine may lower your costs to five, six, seven, or eight cents per kilowatt hour.  And that’s just the beginning. Micro turbines are an excellent augment to existing solar installations where your energy offset is not entirely met, and where solar cannot […]

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Guide to buying solar POWER and choosing an installer.

Guide to buying solar power and choosing an installer Investing in a solar power system is often an exciting time, but it can also be confusing. There are many different factors that buyers need to examine; making a wrong decision can affect the overall performance, longevity and quality of your solar pv system. The solar […]

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How inverter technology LOWERS solar and installation costs.

Inverter technology brings down solar costs Advancement in inverter technology, distributed architecture, is expected to lower the cost of solar installation and maintenance, and with that, solar power will become main-stream in this country, but the speed at which this happens is largely reliant on the economics of the situation. Installation Costs The installation cost […]

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How to PROPERLY use lag screws for solar mounting to rafters.

What’s all the fuss about lag screws? A lot!  The purpose of lag screws is to secure roofing and mounting systems directly onto the structure of the roof.  However, if these screws are not used properly they can damage the building’s structural integrity.  Though the systems are previously engineered, installers do hold a lot of […]

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Solar Broker reviews the pros & cons of ALL in one solar thermal.

Any strategies which reduce installation costs that are implemented by PV installers in the US will get a free boost from the falling price of modules. However there is no such bonus for solar thermal installers, which forces them to count more on selecting specific equipment and other strategies of labor to bring down the […]

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Virtual Metering: A promising forcast for COMMUNITY solar?

Many people would like to enjoy the benefits of solar PV, however, there are some situations that will stop solar integration dead in its tracks.  Obstacles to solar implementation include predominant shading over a building, lack of roof space, improper roof, and lack of landlord cooperation.   For these would-be consumers, virtual metering could be the […]

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Solar MYTHS and misconceptions: A few quick facts.

Solar doesn’t work in darker climates and atmospheres. Fact: Ambient light is perfectly sufficient for solar panels, and they can produce significant amounts of energy on days with poor weather. Solar panels are more effective in these temperatures than in hotter temperatures. This may seem contradictory, take for instance, solar panels in Sacramento, which is […]

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