Solar Wolf Energy Blog
The Solar Wolf Energy Blog is a place for us to share our thoughts and opinions about the Solar industry, the movement to adapting clean & renewable energy, and news about our incredible company - Solar Wolf Energy Inc.
Have you ever wondered what a “carbon footprint” is? A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) we generate through our everyday lives. The greenhouse gases we emit through our actions- like carbon dioxide and methane- are partly responsible for the destruction of our natural world. According to Nature.org, in the United States, the average carbon footprint for one person is 16 tons, almost 12 tons over the global average for one...Caroline "EPC Extraordinaire" Coppolaread more
If you’ve been around long enough, you may remember back when there used to be commercials emphasizing the “benefits” of smoking cigarettes. Big tobacco would make wild claims about their products - from marketing cigarettes as “soothing for the throat” to spinning them as a weight loss aid, for decades they used deceptive advertising techniques to trick consumers into thinking their products were not only safe, but actually healthy! After...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Recently, news broke about the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission considering a former Tesla employee’s whistleblower complaint related to the company’s management and disclosure of risks associated with their solar installations. After a Freedom of Information Act inquiry on the investigation by CNBC, it was revealed that the government agency is probing the energy and automobile company in response to allegations that they did not follow...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
March 18th is the birthday of Rudolf Diesel, the man who invented the diesel engine in 1900. To commemorate his contributions to the world, we want to talk a little about his favorite type of fuel - biodiesel! Rudolf Diesel was a huge supporter of plant-based fuels, and his original engine prototype was designed to run off peanut oil. In fact, in 1912, during a speech, R. Diesel was quoted as saying “…the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Go Green with Us for St. Patrick's Day! Join the #SWETrashTag Challenge to Make Your Community Greener!
This March 17th is one of the most iconic holidays for Irish Americans, or just anyone who likes wearing green - St. Patrick’s Day! To initiate the festivities, we want to encourage our readers to participate in a challenge that will help make our world a little greener. A lot of organizations share tips on going green for St. Patty’s, but we like to mix things up here at Solar Wolf. We want to start a trend that will motivate people to get...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
We’ve been optimistic about the industry for years now, but even the nay-sayers can’t ignore the progress solar has been making. Over the past couple years, development and consumption of renewable energy has absolutely skyrocketed, with solar smashing expectations and quickly pushing to the front of the pack. Though many Americans once thought renewables could never be effective enough to power the nation, they are quickly overtaking fossil...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
If you’re reading this, you made it… Through the worst of winter! This coming Sunday, most of the United States will be springing forward in time to welcome in Daylight Saving Time! This ritual of setting our clocks forward by one hour began over 100 years ago, after World War One. The original meaning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) was to conserve fuel by reducing our dependence on electricity to light our homes during the colder, darker months...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Women in Construction Week is March 6-13! Join Us in Celebrating the Hard Working Ladies of the Solar Industry
The second week of March 2021 is Women in Construction Week! This week is an annual period of awareness for women working in male-dominated building vocations. It was started after the success of the National Association of Women in Construction founded in 1953. Back then, there were even less women in the industry than there are now, and many of them worked in support roles instead of the job site. However, it quickly gained popularity as...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more