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Thinking of Going Solar? Solar PV – Paintbrushes and the Poop

Thinking of Going Solar? Solar PV – Paintbrushes and the Poop

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits When inspecting solar photovoltaic (PV) systems we often encounter the typical problems such as excess shading from trees, loose wires, and module or cell physical damage. During a recent evaluation we discovered something unusual that provides an interesting opportunity to consider the effects of partial shading on PV panels –

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Thinking of Going Solar? Part Two

Key Considerations for Installing Solar Mark D’Antonio, ERS, for Zondits Last month we embarked on a multi-part series about solar photovoltaics (PV) and started with a discussion of five residential systems installed by ERS engineers in their homes. Several different selections were made related to system specifics as well as with economic approaches. The systems

EV Infrastructure Tesla Master Plan Part Deux

A Tesla Master Plan Part Deux Breakdown

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits All right, folks: Elon Musk of Tesla Motors has let us in on the big ideas once again. Most blog posts don’t tend to cause this much stir, but seeing how 10 years later his first one turned out to be true nearly line for line, it might be worth

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Cutting-Edge Technology for a Greener Home

Top 3 Innovative Solutions for Greener Houses Tech.co, December 14, 2015. Image credit: Thomas Hawk Given that residential emissions – estimated at 89.9 million tonnes in 2010 – account for more than passenger cars (68 million tonnes) and every other sector apart from power stations, it makes sense to reduce first and foremost your household’s carbon


Floating Solar Panel Installation Begins at Godley Resevoir

United Utilities installs Europe’s largest floating solar power project on reservoir The Telegraph, October 26, 2015. Image credit: R/GA Water giant United Utilities is to install Europe’s biggest floating solar power system on a reservoir near Manchester, as it seeks to capitalise on the novel technology to cut its energy costs. The 12,000 panel, £3.5m development


Merging Energy Solutions with the Right Advanced Technology Trends

Beyond the Trend: Maximizing the Impact of Your Energy Efficiency Solution Renewable Energy World, October 6, 2015. Image credit: Liza A revolution is happening in the energy sector. From the new regulations pushed out earlier this summer by the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to the continued hype around renewables like solar and sophisticated technologies such as

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Thanking Veterans with Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops

Operation Solar for San Diego Troops kicks off The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 6, 2015. Image credit: CosmoPT A program is kicking off July 9 to provide solar panels to area veterans as a way of thanking them for their service. Willis Allen Real Estate and Oakland-based nonprofit, GRID Alternatives San Diego, are set to install