As the cost of renewable energy continues to fall, more and more households are switching to clean, renewable electricity sources. Among the most affordable and abundant of these is residential solar. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association,1solar generated $17 billion in investments for the U.S. economy in 2018.
When my wife and I decided to invest in a Tesla Powerwall, of course, we had a lot of hesitation. We knew that — based on the figures we’d run — that we were going to be very close to self-sufficient with power resulting in reducing our impact on the environment. What we didn’t know was just how close we would be and the financial impact that would have for our family.
Don Gale unwittingly spreads fossil fuel industry misinformation when he claims “we could cover the state with solar panels and windmills and it still wouldn’t provide enough electricity to handle predictable needs.”
In 2008, the Great Recession revealed troubling weaknesses in our tourist economy, and COVID-19 has tragically compounded those vulnerabilities. Nevada’s recovery measures must emphasize economic diversification and job creation.
Riding the 'solar coaster': Tax credits could be extended as part of COVID-19 relief bill London Gibson Indianapolis Star View Comments. Approaching next year, Indiana solar developers were bracing for a surge in business as Hoosiers scrambled to install solar panels before a federal tax credit could save them thousands of dollars disappears.
Improving the efficiency of solar cells can make a huge difference to the amount of energy produced from the same surface area and the same amount of sunshine, and another world record has been beaten in the push for better yields.
A team of researchers from Lancaster University in the UK have invented a whole new way to store energy from the Sun for several months at a time, with the option of releasing it on demand in the form of heat.