Solar Energy and Climate Change

Waves crashing into houses

With more and more extreme weather events and the recent climate change conferences, the public is galvanized by the need to address climate change. Not too long ago, the Pope proclaimed that the world needs to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels because of the dire consequences of climate change. Though it is still a ...

Obama’s stance on coal great for solar energy

U.S. President Barrack Obama recently declared war on coal, introducing regulations to reduce carbon emissions from coal production plants by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. This comes on the heels of Obama’s move last month to promote solar power and energy efficiency in the United States. Combined, these two developments spell great news for ...

Smart Grids and Solar Energy

Smart Grid

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. In fact, without a smart grid, it is very difficult to imagine a world where ...

Solar panels in winter: Is snow a problem?

Solar Panels Snow

It's that time of the year. The days are getting shorter and colder, and depending on where you live, you may have seen a snowflake or two. So what does winter mean for your solar panels or for your decision about whether it makes sense to even consider panels at this time of the year? Many ...