Solar Energy and LED Lights

If you're already considering solar energy for your home, then now is also the time to think of LED lights, if you haven't already. They may be a little more expensive at the outset, but they last longer and consume less. Switching will reduce your energy consumption, making solar a more profitable investment, regardless of ...

Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Being in the business of solar energy, we tend to tell you a lot about the positives. You may be wondering, what are the disadvantages? There are a few, but most of these are manageable or completely avoidable with some careful planning. Solar energy is intermittent A question that often arises is: what happens when it's a ...

What is the best way to install solar panels at my home?

Solar panels buy or lease

For most property owners, "going solar" is a complex decision. From the brand of the solar panels to the track record of installers, from the structural impact on the roof to aesthetic considerations, there are many factors that shape the final decision. However, one factor is more likely to trump all the others: economic return. ...

Solar Energy and Green Homes

solar energy and green homes

Green design, sustainable architecture, smart buildings  - these terms are quickly becoming commonplace for homes, as well as office buildings. Not only is the high cost of energy making such design decisions more economic, but increased productivity and decreased absenteeism are the often overlooked benefits of green office buildings. Who doesn't prefer to live and ...

Solar Radiation and Agriculture

Solar panels are not the only things that convert solar radiation into energy. Plants have been doing this for billions of years. How can farmers make use of solar radiation data?  A huge decision farmers face is which crop to plant. This depends on a number of factors, two of which are soil moisture and the ...