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5 Ways to Use Solar Energy as a Renewable Energy Source

Solar energy has been around for many years, but some people still incorrectly believe roof-mounted solar panels are the only way to use solar technology. While roof-mounted solar panels are one of the most popular ways to use solar energy, other options effectively use solar energy as a renewable energy source. You have several options […]

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Going Solar 101: Tips for Solar Inverter Installation and Maintenance

If you’ve been exploring the idea of installing a solar panel system, you probably already know all the components you’ll need to obtain. Some of these components may vary depending on the type of system you’re about to install. That said, you’ll still need to get your hands on solar panels, batteries, charge controller and […]

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10 Different Ways People Are Tapping Into Solar Energy

As climate change continues to worsen, people all over the world have begun to look to alternative forms of energy. Solar energy is renewable, inexhaustible and incredibly versatile. We can use it to power everything from cars to tablets. Keep reading to see how solar energy is used today. 10 Solar Energy Uses Humans have […]

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Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting

Home owners around the country are taking the plunge and installing solar power or solar lights. Thus it’s so surprise solar installations are on the rise. There are several reasons to add solar to your home, which we will talk about in this article, but there is a barrier to entry. Investing in solar energy […]

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The Top 4 Benefits Of Installing Solar Panels On Your Home

Solar panels have become one of the trendy features to have in homes, both here in the United States and abroad. They aren’t just nice to have, however, there are hidden benefits of using them as well. Here are the top 4 benefits of installing solar panels on your home: 1. Reducing/Eliminating Energy Bills If […]

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Solar Power Innovations Make Renewable Energy Better Than Ever

Innovation is a core strength of the solar industry and will continue to sustain it well into the next decade. In the past year, advances in solar efficiency, solar storage, solar design and even wearable tech have changed the landscape of renewable energy. It’s now better than ever, improving with each passing day. The future […]

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Residential Solar Panels: Are They Worth It?

Solar enthusiasts and advocates are raving about the environmental benefits of residential panels. Solar companies are promising you thousands of dollars in savings. Still, you do not want to simply buy into the hype and listen to people throwing some ballpark figures around. The upfront investment of having a mini power plant above your head […]

Installation of the First Hybrid Solar/Micro-Hydro Grid Project in the Philippines is Complete

History has been made. The installation of the first hybrid solar/micro-hydro grid project in the Philippines is now complete! After much work, Helios Altas and its partners in the Philippines have officially set up an energy grid using the company’s proprietary Helios PowerBall™ (micro hydro generators), an array of solar panels and a bank of batteries. […]

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Solar Power – A Thing of the Past, Present, and Future

Where It All Began… The capture and use of solar energy is far from new, as way back in the 7th century, sunrays were magnified to create fire. Fast-forward to the 19th century and we see the beginnings of the modern solar photovoltaics, which are used in solar panels today. First discovered in 1876 by […]

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Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

With environmental awareness at an all-time high around much of the world, more and more people are looking for ways to put their eco-friendly convictions into practice. As it turns out, one of the easiest ways you can effectively reduce your carbon footprint is with solar lights. Solar lights, you ask? Yes, indeed. Solar lights […]