In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Walt Disney World turns to a brand new solar panel installation for clean electricity and Tesla takes initial steps towards a new Gigafactory in China.
Solar panels spend their lifetime of more than 30 years outside in the elements. Almost always, rooftop or ground-mounted solar array will have panels exposed to rainy, wet weather, meaning panels need to be waterproof in order to keep producing power for many years.
A new product trend is emerging in the solar industry. Bifacial solar panels are solar panels that can capture sunlight on both their front and back and are an interesting new solar solution for certain types of solar installations.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Elon Musk and Tesla reach a settlement with the SEC, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures finishes up their second round of startup investment.
Solar Power International (SPI) showcased countless advancements in photovoltaic panel technology, storage solutions, and many more segments of the solar industry. Here are the best and most innovative gadgets we saw this year in Anaheim.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, SunPower’s premium solar panels are excluded from the Section 201 solar tariffs, and a new floating solar farm goes live in California.
Many property owners worry about damaging their roof when installing a solar panel system. These installations will typically last around 30 to 35 years, so it’s important to make sure installing panels doesn’t cause harm to your roof. Fortunately, roof damage as a result of a solar panel installation is extremely rare because installers take precautionary steps while installing panels to prevent leaks and other damage from occurring.
Thanks to consumer-friendly legislation, the Minnesota community solar industry gained serious momentum in 2017 and 2018, and it’s expected to grow exponentially in the years to come. For Minnesotans looking to take advantage of solar power without installing a solar energy system on your property, the options are promising.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, California votes to go carbon-free for electricity by 2045, and Facebook pledges to buy 100% renewable energy by 2020.
One important metric to consider when comparing solar panel options is a panel’s power rating, referred to as wattage. 250-watt (W) solar panels are close to the average wattage of solar panels available today and are a great panel option for many types of solar projects.