What is the Difference Between Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Cells?

What is the Difference Between Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Cells?

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Are you confused about the difference between solar panels and photovoltaic cells? Despite being often used interchangeably, solar panels and cells are two very different parts of your solar PV system . To find out the difference between the…

Energy Heavyweights Unveils Plan for Puerto Rico’s Future Grid

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Group of Energy Heavyweights Unveils Plan for Puerto Rico’s Future Grid The resulting document sets out an ambitious overhaul of the island’s electric system. The “build back better” strategy considers immediate restoration efforts,…
Clean energy has a dirty secret

Clean energy’s dirty secret; Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

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ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something remarkable is happening. From being peripheral to the energy system just over a decade ago, they…
Japanese solar firm to take on Tesla in roof tile market

Japanese solar firm to take on Tesla in roof tile market

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Solar Frontier K.K. plans to sell solar panels incorporated into roofing and wall materials, taking on Tesla Inc. in building technology that can generate power in the smallest spaces available. Solar Frontier, a wholly owned unit of…
Pepsi orders 100 trucks from Tesla

Tesla gets 100 truck order from PepsiCo

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Tesla is making significant headway in electric vehicles. Beverage companies are continuing to drink Elon Musk’s Kool-Aid. A few days after Anheuser-Busch made the largest preorder of Tesla’s all-electric Semi trucks, PepsiCo swooped in…
The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power

The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power

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After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since President Obama took office, and the industry is beginning to compete with…
What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

Taxing away Clean Energy

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How the government is catering to fossil fuel companies by taxing away clean energy...   Electric vehicles Currently, buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 per electric vehicle. The existing program is capped…
solar plant

Australia's largest solar plant to be built in 2018

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Australia’s largest solar plant is slated to be built in New South Wales (NSW) early next year. Maoneng Australia and Decmil had signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 250-megawatt direct-current solar photovoltaic power plant…

Bitcoin Mining Operations Now Use More Energy Than Ireland

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    It's been a big week for Bitcoin. The price of one bitcoin hit $13,000 on Wednesday, marking a 1,200 percent increase in value this year. The price of Bitcoin isn't the only thing rising. The energy used to "mine" the…