Solar Panel Shingles

Solar Panel Shingles

If you’re building a new home or if you are replacing the roof on your house you might want to consider using solar panel shingles for your roof. Solar panel shingles are cutting edge technology that only recently hit the consumer market. Solar … [Continue reading]

Types of Solar Panels

Today there are essentially four different types of solar panels that you can purchase easily and use if you want to install solar panels on your home to generate electricity or heat your home. They are Monocrystalline Silicon Panels, Polycrystalline … [Continue reading]

The History of Solar Panels

Photovoltaic power was first discovered by a French scientist, Antoine Becquerel, in 1839. Many scientists that followed experimented with solar power and tried to build a device that would capture the sun’s energy and redirect it but they were not … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Safely Installing Your Own Solar Panels

If you’re a skilled home handyperson and want to tackle the installation of your solar panels yourself to save money you can probably install them without a lot of hassle but to make sure that you install your solar panels safely follow these … [Continue reading]

10 Tips for Choosing A Solar Panel Installation Contractor

10 Tips for Choosing A Solar Panel Installation Contractor

If you decide to have your solar panels professionally installed don’t just pick a contractor out of the phonebook. You are hiring someone to install some pretty pricey equipment so it’s in your best interest to make sure they know what they’re … [Continue reading]

The Advantages of Using Renewable Energy

Finding reliable sources of renewable energy is important in order to help slow the effects of global warming and to reduce the need for fossil fuels. There are also other advantages to using renewable energy to replace the burning of fossil … [Continue reading]

What is renewable energy?

renewable energy

There is a lot of focus on finding ways to use renewable energy to fill the vast power needs of the world population. What exactly is renewable energy? Renewable energy means harnessing the forces of the wind, the sun, water, geothermal, and other … [Continue reading]

Solar Energy – The Advantages and Disadvantages

Financial Considerations When Going Solar

Perhaps the greatest argument that could be leveled about having to use fossil and nuclear fuel is our dependence on it. Global warming, though a real serious threat, maybe something that we could only be very worried about. Singly nothing … [Continue reading]

Solar Powered Cars for the Future

Solar Powered Cars for the Future

There is now a wide array of devices and structures powered by solar power. Solar-powered cars have also risen in prominence as people became more aware of the several benefits of the renewable resource. You can save thousands of dollars in gas … [Continue reading]

Solar Panels 101

Solar Panels 101

The solar panel is the most basic element of a solar power system. It primarily functions to gather sunlight during certain periods of the day to power different devices and structures. Depending on the size, solar panels can power anything from … [Continue reading]