rooftop solar panel Articles

  • Avoiding the Power Grid with Renewable Energy

    For approximately one hundred years, thriving countries have been dependent on only one form of distributing power; electricity sent over large transmission grids from plants generating electricity, to customers in businesses, homes, and factories.  Generators extract energy from rooftop solar panels, garbage, and sewage, which replace or assist coal, nuclear, and natural gas plants. A ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Home is where the sun is

    The numbers stack up nicely: Three Staten Island homes, three rooftops, 62 solar panels and 19,236kW of projected energy generated each year. All three newly-solar-powered homes are neighbors, and they all switched to solar power with NRG Home Solar on the same day. But what do the numbers really mean, and how do they translate into energy savings? We’re glad you asked. (Even ...

  • Time to `like` the energy internet

    We hear a lot about the upcoming democratization of energy.  But with the average consumer thinking about energy only six minutes per year, it’s fair to wonder if ...

  • Energy efficiency, the Nerd

    The renewable energy business has done a remarkable job at positioning itself in the public psyche as the ‘it girl’ of our era.  Just about everyone – politicians, celebrities, major industries – likes to be seen as pro-renewable. But if renewable energy is the girl that everyone wants to be ...

  • EkonoRack 2.0 is our best-selling mounting system

    If you have a commercial flat rooftop and plan to install solar panels, our EkonoRack 2.0 mounting system is perfect for you! EkonoRack 2.0 is our #1 best-selling commercial solar mounting system for flat roofs. The system is a simple non-penetrating solar mounting solution with a single racking component that acts as a ...


    By KB Racking

  • 3 Myths About Home Solar You Might Actually Believe

    Solar is becoming a mainstream option for many homeowners, but sadly misinformation still lingers about this renewable technology.  We scrutinized three persistent myths about home solar to share the truth behind the rumors. Myth 1: Solar doesn’t work in cold, cloudy, or foggy climates Fact: Solar panels work well in ambient light and can ...

  • The Grid vs. Rooftop Solar

    The development of solar micro-grids and mini-grids in the remotest parts of Australia seems to be a rational step in the right direction economically. However, network operators all over the world are still in doubt when it comes to the vast population in urban areas adopting similar methods. The question lies with the homeowner choosing to buy the necessary power generating equipment ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The Growing Solar Industry

    Solar industry is still growing despite the several crises it faced so far this year. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the worldwide solar capacity will grow by 37 gigawatts in 2013 when it grew by 30.5 gigawatts the previous year. Strong interests toward solar industry are shown, mostly from Asia. During the second quarter of the year, solar systems’ shipments were ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 9 reasons not to be depressed about the planet

    From a sustainable future market perspective, it’s been a very good year. Don’t leave 2014 without realizing there have been notable — often underreported — big capital market breakthroughs on climate change, water protection and other sustainability fronts. Stock exchanges requiring company disclosure on sustainability risks or bonds backed by electricity ...


    By Ensia

  • Smarter grids, appliances, and consumers

    More and more utilities are beginning to realize that building large power plants just to handle peak daily and seasonal demand is a very costly way of managing an electricity system. Existing electricity grids are typically a patchwork of local grids that are simultaneously inefficient, wasteful, and dysfunctional in that they often are unable, for example, to move electricity surpluses to areas ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Solar Heating Reduces Energy Costs at Gaylord - Case Study

    Gaylord Hospital’s quiet 500-acre setting had its drawbacks. There were no natural gas pipelines leading to the area, and installing them would be cost-prohibitive. Instead, Gaylord relied on oil heat, an almostequally daunting expense, especially in Connecticut winters. But then Mark Veere, facility manager for Gaylord, came up with an idea for cheaper energy without digging up those ...


    By SolarUS Inc.

  • Debbie Dooley: Making the Tea Party — and America — a little greener

    When you think of the Tea Party, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t renewable energy. Debbie Dooley, national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots and founder of the Green Tea Coalition, is out ...


    By Ensia

  • The Energy Revolution is Here

    We live in an exciting time. Yes, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and in my new home in the Western United States, earlier snowmelts, longer summers, and hotter temperatures have made wildfires 400 percent more frequent. And yet, there are encouraging signs we are in the midst of an energy revolution that is sure to transform our climate, our economy, and our lives for the better. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • What does it take to run large wattage lights on solar?

    What Does It Take to Run Large Wattage Lights on Solar? Sometimes, people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to capabilities of solar panel systems. The reality is, if you want to run large, industrial lights using natural sunlight, you need massive panels and batteries that can support such equipment. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The steps for installing a solar racking system

    You’ve decided to go solar and plan to install a solar PV system on your rooftop. Let’s get into the necessary steps needed to install the solar racking system onto your roof in order to start reaping the benefits of your new solar-paneled roof. First, you need to make sure that your roof is strong enough for solar installation and to support the weight of the solar panels. Inspecting ...


    By KB Racking

  • V.E. Petersen Co., Inc., cuts energy usage by 30 percent with solar array built by Rudolph/Libbe Companies

    A new, 28kW rooftop solar array is reducing energy costs usage by 30 percent for V.E. Petersen Co., Inc., based in Walbridge, OH.  Rudolph/Libbe Inc., of Walbridge, developed, designed and built the rooftop solar array. GEM Inc., of Walbridge, performed electrical work. The solar panels were manufactured by ISOFOTON, in Napoleon, ...


    By Rudolph/Libbe Companies

  • Go Solar Successfully With These Tips

    Installing solar systems in residential areas on a domestic level is a common sight nowadays. All solar power generation units basically work by converting sunlight in to electricity using photovoltaic cells. Over time, there have been considerable leaps in the technology levels of this invention. This environment free power source with minimal maintenance or everyday cost is now being rapidly ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • How Do Solar Panels Work?

    Over the last 10 years, the rapid growth of the solar industry has demanded attention. Large agencies such as Tesla and the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar`s Time to Rise and Shine.

    Photovoltaic efficiency records are being shattered, thanks to recent advances in materials science. Last month, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., loaded a postage stamp–sized solar cell onto a tray and placed it under a high-intensity pulse solar simulator. The simulator flashed a 2.5 millisecond pulse of light, and 19 mirrors reflected the ...


    By Ensia

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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