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Rain Helps Power Solar Cells

Posted by Alexa Layne on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Future is here! Often times if weather conditions are bad and full of rain clouds, for example, solar panels cannot optimize their energy output. However, recently all this is coming to a halt. There is a new system that actually does not use silicon and allows the panels to harness rain to create energy.

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Topics: sustainability, American Solar, Science, solar technology

A Brief History Of Solar Energy

Posted by Alexa Layne on Jul 18, 2017 4:48:42 PM

It is essential to be comfortable with the growing solar energy industry, and the best way to do that is to understand its history. In 1839, Edmond Becquerel had observed the photovoltaic effect through an electrode in a conductive solution exposed to light. This is the first time we see scientists conduct solar-related research, according to Thought Co.

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Topics: sustainability, American Solar, Science, solar technology

Solar Is The New Corporate Trend

Posted by Alexa Layne on Jul 11, 2017 11:46:15 AM

Some of the most successful corporations are finding themselves investing in solar, decreasing their use of oil and gas, in an effort. to stop global warming and the many harmful causes and effects of climate change.

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Topics: sustainability, Commercial Solar, PPA, American Solar, Going Green

U.S. Oil Reserves Are Not the Answer

Posted by John Campbell on Dec 19, 2016 2:08:27 PM

 

The U.S. has an estimated 30 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, and in 2015 used an average of 19.4 million barrels of oil per day, or 7 billion barrels per year.

If the U.S. was to invest in drilling these oil reserves down to the last drop, we would have only enough oil to last 4 years.

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Topics: sustainability, Solar, American Solar, Oil

Residential market leader to Foray into Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Oct 18, 2016 5:06:19 PM
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Topics: sustainability, Solar, Solar Innovations

Has the Time Come for a Price on Carbon?

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Sep 29, 2016 10:29:00 AM

In an article written for the Wall Street Journal, global energy policy expert Amy Myers Jaffe argues that the US may soon put a price on pollution. Though it seems that pollution valuation and quantification are indubitably important in our collective battle against climate change, the idea of putting a number and price on carbon, the largest culprit, has been met with protest. The propelling factors, Jaffe writes, are preexistent valuation of carbon, technological advancements in viable alternatives, and international developments such as China’s own development of a carbon-pricing plan and the UN’s recent COP 21 in Paris. Unlike former iterations of the policy, she believes that upcoming carbon valuation plans will have the perfect storm of conditions to bolster their chances of getting passed-- the right policy, at the right time.

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Topics: sustainability, policy, environmental responsibility

Florida Voters Add Solar Tax Breaks to State Constitution

Posted by Mary Jones on Aug 31, 2016 7:40:15 AM

Per an article written by the Miami Herald yesterday, in Tuesday's primary election more than 70% of Florida voters approved solar tax breaks to incentivize Florida businesses to go solar.

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Topics: sustainability, Commercial Solar, Solar, Florida, environmental responsibility

Brand Marketing with Solar

Posted by John Mavros on Aug 22, 2016 7:37:37 PM

Companies across America are starting to see the benefit of solar beyond the obvious carbon footprint and direct cost reduction value. In an age of Millennials, there is an increased sensitivity to our health and our planet, that forward-thinking companies are leveraging through sustainability programs and realizing significant marketing value by showcasing their environmental responsibility.

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Topics: brand marketing, sustainability, Commercial Solar, Solar, environmental responsibility

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