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…
10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

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On the fence about installing solar panels? Sure, you already know you could offset your electricity bill and cut your carbon emissions by several tons. If saving money AND the atmosphere isn’t enough to sway you, though, maybe a little peer…
Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

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Solar panels on a hillside. Donald Trump may have imposed a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, but the energy sector has reached a tipping point and incumbent energy producers – both companies and nations – are too complacent about it,…
Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

How do solar powered pools work?

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You can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the…
How much electricity does a solar panel produce?

How much electricity does a solar panel produce?

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The amount of electricity a solar panel produces depends on three main things: the size of the panel, the efficiency of the solar cells inside, and the amount of sunlight the panel gets. How big are solar panels? When we say “solar panel,”…
Solar means business, now more than ever: The top U.S. companies using solar energy

The top 10 U.S. companies using solar energy

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This holiday season, we wanted to highlight some of the retailers and services that are actively offsetting their carbon footprint by using solar energy and helping to save themselves millions in the process. U.S. businesses continue to adopt…
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…

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…

Air pollution cuts potential solar energy in China

  China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing…