Tag Archives: Installation

Solar Power

According to the LA Times, California residents set a record in December by filing 1215 applications for solar subsidies in December this year. Another record set this year in California – 133 megawatts of solar photovoltaics have been installed so far in 2008. Solar energy is repeatedly being reported as a bright spot in a […]

Solar Shingles – Installation

How to Install Solar Shingles Solar shingles are installed in a manner very similar to how normal roofing shingles are installed. The only real difference is the addition of the electrical wires, which will need to come through the roof sheeting into the attic space, in order to make the electrical connections. If you are […]

Solar Shingles and Solar Roofs

Solar Shingles and the Solar Power Roof With the rapid advancement of solar power we are now seeing new products enter the market containing “integrated solar panels”. For example, solar shingles. What are Solar shingles? Essentially they are ordinary roof shingles which are made out of photovoltaic materials. They perform the same function as an […]

Solar Shingles

This is a video that shows thin film solar panels used on a home, ok nothing new, but what is interesting is the pricing, the total costs of the installation and panels were 16000 dollars, however 12000 dollars are returned through federal and state clean energy cash incentives and tax rebates. In other words, this […]

China's Pollution, Alternative Energy, and the Financial Crisis

China has developed a reputation as one of the world’s leading producers of the pollutants which contribute to Global Warming. It is also a leading producer of manufactured goods which are exported to North and South America, Europe, and Africa, and the factories which produce these goods are not the most eco-friendly on Earth. Rapid […]

Photovoltaic Cells

As the world advances, new technologies arise – or, in some cases, older technologies are exhumed and improved upon. Although most people are under the impression that the field of photovoltaics is a new subject, based on recent invention, this is not actually the case. But first of all lets take a look at what […]

Build Your Own Solar Panels – Inexpensively

Many people don’t know the benefits of generating homemade renewable energy themselves.  They also don’t know how easy it can be.   As a result, they pay thousands of dollars per year for electricity, or for large solar power installations.   Some companies have developed products for generating home wind power or solar power, but […]