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google offsets its carbon footprint with wind and solar

Google uses wind and solar to offset it's carbon footprint

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In late 2016, Google announced that it expected to offset all of its office and data center electricity use with 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. Today, the company says it achieved that goal. Google has been working on reducing its carbon…
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…
solar tariffs

Trump's Tariffs Won't Break Bank for Homeowners Installing Solar

The 30 percent duties on imported panels are only apt to increase the total cost of a typical residential rooftop system by about 3 percent, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Hugh Bromley said. That’s because panels account for only about…
Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

Solar tariffs will save some solar jobs and destroy others

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For the president, the decision about solar tariffs and a similar move against imported washing machines represent a big step toward fulfilling his campaign promises to get tough on trading partners such as China. Additional decisions loom on…
smarter energy options in 2018

Solar fuel cells just got more efficient

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Click here to view original web page at www.sciencedaily.com Researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable…
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…
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…
Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

“Neon R” solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency

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LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter…