Using The Sun To Run Dock Lights

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As alternative energy sources gain more popularity, companies expand their applications. Self contained solar panels lights are now being used on docks. Using The Sun To Run Dock Lights When boating, safety is the most important thing to consider. This is especially true at night, when just the simple act of docking your boat can […]


Homeowners In Hawaii Get Windfall With Solar Power

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While the federal government has created incentives for going solar, they are but a drip in the bucket compared to incentives being offered in Hawaii. Homeowners In Hawaii Get Windfall With Solar Power There is a move afoot to wean ourselves from fossil fuels. The federal government has attempted to promote the use of solar […]


Million Solar Roof Initiative U S Department Of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy has been given a mission of reducing fossil fuel dependence and pollution in the country. Its answer is the Million Solar Roof Initiative. Million Solar Roof Initiative – U.S. Department of Energy For the past 20 years, the Department of Energy has been trying to motivate private industry to go […]


How To Build Your Solar Pool Heater

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A solar pool heater enables you and your family to enjoy your swimming pool or outdoor spa for a greater part of the year. Into spring and autumn. And into cooler mornings and evenings. When others are shivering! There are four ways to heat your pool Electric heater Gas, usually a propane heater Using a […]


Rv Solar Inverters

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A power inverter converts DC (Direct Current) power from your solar or wind charged battery into AC (Alternating Current). Anything that plugs into a wall outlet in your home runs on AC. RV (Recreational Vehicle) power inverters are designed for use with RV mounted solar panels. Having an RV solar power system is like having […]


Bipv Built In Photovoltaics Solar Energy That Takes The Place Of Conventional Glass And Roofing

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A promising renewable energy technology that breaks down pre-existing concerns and hesitation about solar energy is called Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). These systems actually build solar cells into the construction of a building. They look as natural as what would have been a conventional roof, window, awning, and even concrete. They are often made of […]


Bipv Built In Photovoltaics Solar Energy That Takes The Place Of Conventional Glass And Roofing

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A promising renewable energy technology that breaks down pre-existing concerns and hesitation about solar energy is called Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV). These systems actually build solar cells into the construction of a building. They look as natural as what would have been a conventional roof, window, awning, and even concrete. They are often made of […]


Reducing The Carbon Footprint Of The Internet

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Beyond carbon-neutral – a whole new state of green… A new web hosting company, based on Salt Spring Island, is set to become Canada’s first carbon-free web host. Solar Energy Host is offering 100% carbon free web hosting that generates zero green house gas emissions. While consumers are familiar with the term carbon-neutral, many will […]


Reducing The Carbon Footprint Of The Internet

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Beyond carbon-neutral – a whole new state of green… A new web hosting company, based on Salt Spring Island, is set to become Canada’s first carbon-free web host. Solar Energy Host is offering 100% carbon free web hosting that generates zero green house gas emissions. While consumers are familiar with the term carbon-neutral, many will […]


Choosing The Right Water Heater For You

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From the word itself, it is perfectly understandable that the water heater warms or heats water. We cannot deny the fact that we need hot water. We need it for our coffee and soups. We need hot water for our baths (we don’t want to freeze to death with cold water). We need it to […]


A Curious Tale About Solar Panels

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THE SEPTEMBER 2006 ISSUE OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN was dedicated to exploring the future of energy beyond the carbon era. The editors share a sobering outlook: ‘Decades may pass before hydrogen-powered trucks and cars relegate gasoline-and diesel-fueled vehicles to antique auto shows.’ Until that happens, we’ll ‘muddle-through’ somehow. (Scientific American: 3) But why does it take […]


The History Of Solar Power

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With the recent rise in energy costs many people have been looking to alternative sources of energy. One of the greatest energy sources (our sun) is readily available for the taking. We just need to be able to harness it’s power. For those interested, below is a brief history of how solar power came to […]


Solar Panels May Have Ultimately Arrived At Economic Efficiency

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The last example of this specific phenomenon was apparent was in the early 70’s, when there was a crude oil trade embargo and hence, no gasoline. Substitute energies began to pop up here and there with many people jumping on the band wagon. But, gasoline soon returned in plentiful supplies and unconventional energy sources fell […]


Historical Advances In Producing Electricity From The Sun

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When politicians start talking about renewable energy, you know we have problems. Solar energy is a significant renewable energy and here is an overview of how the technology has developed. Historical Advances in Producing Electricity From the Sun Solar electricity is simply energy produced by harnessing the sun. It comes in many forms including electricity […]


How Solar Thermal Works In Your Home

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Given energy concerns these days, most homes are now designed to take advantage of passive solar heating concepts. Solar thermal is a big part of this process. How Thermal Mass Works In Your Home Getting a little free heating can go a long way on your utility bill, particularly over the life of a structure. […]


Everything You Wanted To Know About Solar Panels

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The history of solar panels can be dated back to 1839 as this was the period when French physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel made the astonishing discovery of the photovoltaic effect. This surprising discovery took place during an experiment that involved an electrolytic cell made from two metal electrodes and was placed within an electrolyte solution. Antoine-Cesar […]


Bright Hopes For The Future Of Solar Energy

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Research is shedding new light on an unexpected source of energy for heating homes and generating electricity-the sun. The sun-directly or indirectly-is the primary source for most forms of energy found on Earth. Solar energy is clean, abundant and renewable. Though we think of solar power as a new discovery, ancient civilizations found innovative ways […]


The Future Of Solar Is Bright

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The Future of Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Energy 1. The Problem 2. The Solution 3. The Results 4. The Benefits 5. An Investment in the Future 1. The Problem: Traditional sources of electrical power generation are running out as production will peak in the next decade but demand will continue to rise. Energy prices will continue […]


Solar Power Being Environment Friendly

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The issue of global warming is gaining wide acceptance with more and more countries making the endeavor to delay the catastrophic effects of this phenomenon. Today, scientists and environmentalists are offering people, across the world, alternatives that can be used in their everyday life. Using solar power or the power of the sun’s heat is […]