Solar and Wind For Sailboats – What is Best?

23 October 2013

What is the best way to approach making your own electricity when you are planning on living aboard a sailboat? This is the decision that my wife and I are getting ready to make in the very near future assuming a few things line up. But, one of the main questions we have is with [...]

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Solar Panel Examples in Czech Republic Europe

07 January 2013

Solar Panels in Europe Europe I think it is safe to say is leading much of the western world in terms of installing solar PV panels.  On a recent trip to the former communist country of the Czech Republic, I came across many examples of solar in use.  Even in some very small towns and villages, [...]

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Solar Apartment Complex Financial Equation

23 December 2012

Apartment Solar Is Not Complex Why is it that solar panels are not a more common sight on the average apartment complex in the United States?  Well, one of the biggest reasons is the cost factor, that we all know.  Another reason is that more often then not, the community that often makes up the ownership [...]

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Solar Powered Gas Station in San Francisco, California

21 November 2012

Solar Powered Gas Station If you ever have the chance to drive down Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA be sure to find Oak Street.  On the corner you can’t miss the big Shell Gas station and their solar power system which is an incredible sight.  Not only is this system the focal point of the gas [...]

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California Solar Permit New Laws Regarding Fees

21 November 2012

Solar Permits in California Some very positive new changes have come from lawmakers with regards to new California solar permit fees.  At the start of 2012, the days of massive permit fees by local municipalities as well as other local governments are no longer for solar projects.  Not only is this great news for the planet, [...]

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The Reality about Solar Energy Businesses

09 October 2012

Presidential Candidates Views On Solar Solar businesses are in perilous times.  No matter what the reality is and what the future will hold for solar power in the United States society moving forward, there are for some differences between what Mitt Romney and President Obama feel are the priorities.  Whether you listened to the Denver debate [...]

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Solar Panel Price Dumping Trade Wars With China

08 October 2012

Solar Panel Price Dumping The tension is heating up, the mercury is rising, but at the end of the day, we must all ask ourselves what is really going on with China and the rules and regulations in whatever country you live in.  And of course, we’re talking about the new fights that are consuming the [...]

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Back to Back Neighbors with Solar Houses in Berkeley, CA

02 April 2012

How about a big two thumbs up, and make it your green thumb for some neighbors living in Berkeley, California.  It’s such a great site to see not only one, but two houses next to each other that are both making their own electricity from the most powerful thing known to man, the sun.  Although [...]

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Small Roof Solar Panels to Add A Little Electricity

Small Roof Solar Panels to Add A Little Electricity

31 January 2012

Catching Some Rays down in the Desert It might look out of place, but in my opinion, it looks pretty nice to see some small roof solar panels resting on-top of this desert home.  From this actual picture, you can see the the panels are not getting direct sunlight at the moment, but that is because [...]

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