8 Practical Ways to Use Solar Energy

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Solar energy refers to electricity derived from sunlight with the use of photovoltaic panels – this type of energy is effective at powering almost every application that relies on traditional energy. Read on to learn of a few practical ways to use solar energy.

Save Money Using Solar Hot Water Systems

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Solar “helicopter” moves quick and in 3 dimensions to catch the sun

Green Prophet

Alexei Grigoriev and his helicopter-inspired 3D solar panel. An Israeli-Russian electro-mechanical engineer has created a new mechanical solution to optimize efficiencies in solar power plants. Today, most technologies are devoted to large solar power plant builds.

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Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your roof. Type of solar panel ? We already know the Middle East and Mediterranean can power the world with the sun’s solar power 3 times over.

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Investing in bifacial and tracking solar systems safe bet for future

Green Prophet

Using data from NASA, double sided, tilting solar panels create 35% more energy, on average, than immobile single-panel photovoltaic systems, while reducing the cost of electricity by an average of 16%. So how do solar energy companies prepare for tomorrow, or at least the next 10 years?

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Benefits of Solar Panels

Living Green & Saving Energy

With the long sunny days of summer still with us, I though it would be worth highlighting the benefits of solar panels. I have a solar photovoltaic system on my roof, so I speak from personal experience on this topic, but providers such as ROI Solar can be of enormous help in guiding you to [.]. solar energy solar panels benefits of solar panels solar photovoltaic

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Win a Solar-Powered Radio

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Win a Solar-Powered Radio with a competition from Green Reviews. green products solar energy green product reviews solar radio

Ripasso may have Doubled Solar Power

Solar Power Ninja

Swedish company Ripasso may have just doubled solar power technology, increasing it’s effectiveness to an astonishing 34% of sunlight directly in to solar power.

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

Solar Hot Water Heaters. Over the last decade solar energy has leapt to the front of the alternative energy race, and advances in technology have made it possible for all of us to start replacing fossil fuels with green solar power. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make this change is with a solar water heater. Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you.

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Everyday Solar Cooking

Green (Living) Review

We’ll show you how to build a solar oven, so you can create savory meals while cooking without fuel. Solar radiation is the most prolific source of energy on our planet. The functioning principles of a solar oven are simple: concentrate, convert, contain.

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Las Vegas Going Green in a Quest to Become Saudi Arabia of Solar Power

Green Prophet

This ambitious target is turned into reality thanks to solar technology and the nearby Hoover Dam. They’ve even opted to create their solar arrays and install solar panels on their roofs to go green as soon as possible. A green oasis in the desert?

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"The Red Faces of the Solar Skeptics"

Environmental Economics

For years, these critics — of solar photovoltaics in particular — have called renewable energy a boutique fantasy. A recent Wall Street Journal blog post continues the trend, asserting that solar subsidies take money from the poor to benefit the rich.

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

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A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

A Simple, Inexpensive Way to Benefit from Solar Power-A solar powered attic fan. eco-innovation green construction saving energy saving money solar energy solar panels lowering carbon footprint solar power solar-powered attic fan

How You Can Afford Solar Panels For Your Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

I have long been an advocate for rooftop photovoltaic solar panels. solar energy solar panels These emission-free gadgets quietly convert sunshine into usable electricity for your home. You can reduce your electric bill to near zero in the best cases, and significantly in any case. You will save money on utility bills from day one and add value to your home. Here […].

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Solar power installations suck away the light of the sun

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The council of the US town of woodland rejected the installation of a small solar array along of Highway 258 by reasoning that those photo-voltaic installations suck away the light of the sun but not only that.

A Solar-Powered Green Christmas

Solar Power Ninja

So, nowadays as the trend is “going green”, it is not surprising that more homes and businesses prefer the use of solar powered Christmas lights when decorating for the holidays. Since it is solar, it has considerably lesser chemical reactions which are harmful to health and environment.

Solar Snark

Environmental Economics

  From CNN.com : If you've ever thought, "One day, I'm going to put in a solar energy system," today might be the day. And if the extent of your knowledge of solar energy systems is burning ants on a hot summer day using only a magnifying glass.you might be a redneck.

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Global Solar Sunlinq Portable Solar Charger

Solar Power Ninja

If you went just ten years back in time to show solar power developers the kind of chargers that would be available in just ten short years, you would blow their science-loving minds. Solar Chargers portable solar charger solar charger

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Solar power myths

Green Living Tips

In the time I've spent talking with people about solar power, the same sort of myths and misconceptions pop up, some I had myself before I started fiddling with solar energy components

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching?

Green Home Blog

Home Solar: Is it Worth Switching? Retro-fitting your home to run on solar energy either partially or completely can be a huge undertaking. However, there have been many advances, as well as incentives, when it comes to choosing solar technology.

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Green Living with Solar Panels: Economics of Solar Panels | Living.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living with Solar Panels: The Economics of Turning Sunlight into Electricity by greenwise on February 2, 2011 Turning sunlight into electricity is a wonderful idea. Solar panels—and I mean the photovoltaic kind—are a start. But at the moment, using solar panels to generate electricity at home is an investment in green living.

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Solar Generators – Clean Energy At Home

Green Prophet

Technological advancements in the energy sector have made it easier for consumers to access renewable and green energy like solar. Solar-powered generators are a better alternative. However, there are suggested compatibilities of generators and solar panels out there. Solar generators also come in different sizes. It is therefore essential to learn how to identify the solar-powered generator that can meet your needs prior to making a purchase.

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Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home

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Solar Home Glazed Solar Air Heater

Solar Power Ninja

The SolarSheat 1500G is a glazed recirculation solar air collector designed for space heating applications. Solar Home solar air heaterAir is drawn from inside the room through the bottom of the collector and blown out through a duct in the top.

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Beyond Solar Panels: The Next Wave of Solar Power for the Home

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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity day and night

Green Prophet

Solar energy is a pretty hot topic right now. But the problem has remained of how to use solar energy without any sun – when it gets dark! The technology comprises of a of a solar field and an energy center.

Advantages of rooftop solar power

Green Living Tips

A major solar farm project is impressive, but so is a small rooftop solar power. Those comparatively few solar panels do so much more than just crank out. system in my opinion. free electricity

Global Solar Sunlinq Portable Solar Charger

Solar Power Ninja

If you went just ten years back in time to show solar power developers the kind of chargers that would be available in just ten short years, you would blow their science-loving minds. Solar Chargers portable solar charger solar charger

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Solar Shower Bag Kits

Solar Power Ninja

A Solar Shower is a very cool solar product that uses the sun to heat water for showers, washing dishes and general use. This kind of solar water heating kit is perfect for camping or RV-ing and it doesn’t use any electricity – just the power of the sun’s rays! The solar shower bag holds 5 gallons, has a flexible shower hose and an on/off spigot. Solar shower bags are a very practical and clever solar product.

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Lease or Buy Solar Panels, That is the Question!

Solar Power Ninja

Well, summer is nearly upon us and there’s no better time to save money with solar panels. There are a lot of incentives to ‘go solar’ in the form of state and government rebates and selling your excess power to the power company. appeared first on Solar Power Ninja.

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New Technologies in Solar Power Generation: Learn about Advances in Solar Energy

Greentumble

resources in the universe is the solar energy. The Sun emits visible light and infrared energy within a specified range of solar radiation spectrum. But solar energy has much more to offer than just photovoltaics. Quick Navigation for Advances in Solar Energy. Solar roofs.

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Flipo Solar LED Christmas Lights

Solar Power Ninja

Solar technology is becoming more and more efficient, and more and more handy around the house! WE’ve been waiting a long time for a good set of solar-powered Christmas lights – and these red and green LEDS from Flipo do exactly that. Solar Home solar christmas lights

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Solar Roof Shingles

Solar Power Ninja

Midland-based Dow Chemical is announcing the latest in energy independence, the Powerhouse Solar Shingle. Roofers install the solar shingles just like regular asphalt shingles. Dow Chemical says, it’s the first affordable, neighborhood-friendly solar shingle. ” Solar Panels solar roof shingles Solar ShinglesThey are due to be available in 2010 and readily available in 2011.

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Why are Solar Panels Inefficient?

Greentumble

Solar energy development continues as the. Ten years ago, solar installation costs were high above the clouds, making it very hard for residential homeowners to obtain a solar PV system. Nowadays, solar installation costs are competitive with traditional energy sources.

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Solar Panels: A Green Home Improvement and Also An Investment

Living Green & Saving Energy

Solar Panels: A Green Home Improvement and Also An Investment. green living solar energy solar panels sustainability Green living home solar panels how to go green photovoltaic panels

Dow Jones Goes Solar

Solar Power Ninja

Dow Jones recently announced that it would be making a “major investment in solar energy.”. The investment in question involves installing solar panels at its South Brunswick, N.J. The Dow Jones solar panels will produce an impressive 4.1 megawatts of electricity to become the single biggest solar power installation at a commercial site in the United States. Solar Panels dow jones

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New Solar Cell Could Be The Game Changer for Broad Use of Solar Power

Living Green & Saving Energy

The biggest problem with solar electrical power is its higher cost per unit of electricity generated compared to alternatives. Even the best solar panels only convert about 20% of the sun’s energy into electricity. alternative energy solar energy solar panels high efficiency solar cell solar powerA big reason for the high cost is poor efficiency. Now a breakthrough by engineers at the University of Missouri may [.].

Solar Powered Christmas Tree Path Lights

Solar Power Ninja

We came across these solar powered lights while researching the best new solar lighting solutions, and realized that we needed to post about them in time for the holiday season. Solar Gadgets solar christmas lights solar christmas tree lights solar outdoor christmas lights

How Solar Panels Can Save Energy and Money This Winter

Living Green & Saving Energy

How Solar Panels Can Save Energy and Money This Winter. Solar panels actually work more efficiently in cold weather as opposed to when temperatures are high. That’s right: as the temperature increases, the efficiency of solar panels decreases, so, solar panels provide better-than-expected benefits in winter weather. saving energy saving money solar panels Green living how to go green photovoltaic panels winter benefits of solar panels

Japan Considers Solar Power Pull-Back

Solar Power Ninja

Japan has been experiencing a solar energy boom in recent years but rapid expansion has left utilities claiming they’re unable to accept and regulate the amount of sources that are generating power only when the sun is shining. Government / Industry japan solar

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Mystery energies of solar power solved!

Green Prophet

Researchers at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute worked alongside colleagues at Trinity College Dublin to solve solar energy mysteries related to the physical properties of photovoltaic perovskite materials. Their discovery may lead to more efficient solar energy harvesting.

Tesla’s new batteries and sustainable home solar

Sustainability Ninja

Last week, Tesla’s founder (Elon Musk) stated that his company was moving in to the home solar business. This is another sign of great things to come for home solar. Improved home battery storage coupled with ever improving solar technology is exactly what is needed to go fully off-grid and not rely on fossil fuels to power every day life’s power necessities.