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So What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?

So What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?

The following is a guest post by Dr. Joshua Rhodes, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in The Webber Energy Group and the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.

October 21, 2014 — Robert Fares
Solar-Powered Ford Aims to Drive Off-Grid

Solar-Powered Ford Aims to Drive Off-Grid

Solar-powered cars have been little more than a novelty to date, experimental vehicles resembling photovoltaic-laden surfboards designed mostly for racing across deserts.

January 3, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier
Renewable Energy Shines in 2014

Renewable Energy Shines in 2014

Looking back at 2014 through the prism of renewable energy, it's hard not to get bombastic. So many records were broken, corners turned, and with costs declining, it's hard not to wonder if 2015 will see renewable energy become nothing more than a fully competitive energy source, capturing more and more market share.

February 5, 2015 — Tali Trigg

Science Far from Center Stage in Obama's State of the Union

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address, his first before a Republican-led legislature, was studded this evening with references to science and technology amidst talk of middle class tax cuts, thawing U.S.

January 20, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

There's been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets involved, the ante is upped.

April 15, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me.

September 15, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Solar at the White House – again

Solar at the White House – again

Today, an official confirmed that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof as “a part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.” This is the second time that solar panels have graced the building’s roof.

August 15, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Save the Earth, Save Money—There’s No Need to Choose

Save the Earth, Save Money—There’s No Need to Choose

Earlier this year, I blogged about a new website set up to ease the chore of shopping for solar panels, EnergySage, and since then the company’s own blog has described two financial benefits of solar which I hadn’t thought about before.

September 13, 2013 — George Musser

Solar Is Changing the Game

At the start of 2015, solar energy is booming. It’s been a long time coming, but financial incentives for renewables along with more affordable panels are finally having a notable impact in states like California.

January 5, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room Join Forces

Today Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), brain-child of famed energy thinker Amory Lovins, and Carbon War Room (CWR), the five-year old climate change outfit of Sir Richard Branson, merged to create a new alliance dedicated to the acceleration of a low carbon energy future.

December 17, 2014 — Tali Trigg

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