With California leading the way mandating all new residential construction meet strict “net zero emissions” standards beginning in 2020, the home of the future is almost here.
Forward Labs and Solar Frontier are two of the companies challenging Tesla’s dominance in the nascent solar roof technology market…
Now is the time to jump on green technology upgrades, given they’re mature enough to rely on but still new enough to qualify for “early adopter” incentives.
Rooftop solar has never looked so good, given new technology from Tesla, Solar Window, Dyaqua, Sistine Solar, Sunflare & others to improve solar aesthetics.
There’s never been a better time for schools to add solar panels to their energy mix, given lots of public and private grants that can help foot the bill for the conversion….
Like mushrooms after a spring rain, solar panels are springing up on rooftops across America. Solar capacity has multiplied by some 30 times since 2015, enough to power over 5.5 million homes by the end of this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This astonishing burst is happening largely because the cost […]
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the price of getting solar panels installed on a home is lower than ever, but has it gotten to the point anywhere in the U.S. where it’s actually cheaper than traditional grid power yet? — Lester Milstein, Boston, MA Rooftop solar panels on have always been the province of well-to-do, […]
Just a few years ago, many people found the possibility of solar powered roadways absurd. However, several scientists now believe the idea has real potential. Scott and Julie Brusaw came up with the idea eight years ago as a way to reduce greenhouse gases. Their company, Solar Roadways, builds glass-topped solar panels that can withstand […]