Understanding how the incoming solar radiation is transformed into useful electricity can be a challenge by itself, but understanding the economics of solar can be even more daunting. After all, the premise of solar energy is entirely different from the
Smartphones, smartcars, smartTVs – everyday we seem to hear the word “smart” in front of a new word. You may have also heard about the smart grid. This one happens to be very important for the future of solar energy.
People install solar panels on their roofs for many reasons. Some are in it for their love of the environment. Some are in it for the other “green” rationale: making money. Whatever your primary motivation for going solar may be,
Understanding your solar energy potential and exploring the various options for putting solar panels on your roof can be daunting at first. Many homeowners start with some basic questions such as “Are solar panels worth it?” or “Can my roof
One of the most confusing aspects of renewable energy is the difference between installed (nameplate) capacity and the actual output that is obtained from these systems. It is dead simple to determine the installed capacity. For example, if we install