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International Polar Bear Day is Coming Up this Saturday. How Does Solar Help Protect Vulnerable Species?
This Saturday, we’ll be observing an international day of awareness for one of the most well-loved apex predators on Earth: the polar bear! Officially classified as Ursus maritimus, the polar bear is an iconic creature that rules the Arctic circle. It is the largest extant bear species on the planet! This powerful animal is considered the most carnivorous of all bear species, feeding primarily on ringed and bearded seals. Though their food...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Clouds are not really the obstacle they appear to be. Many people think solar panels work best in sun-blasted regions with few or no clouds. That's not quite true. Solar panels produce energy by converting sunlight to direct current (DC) and then an inverter turns that into alternating current (AC), which is the type of power most houses run on. Cloudy days create an estimated power drop-off of about 10 to 25 percent from what you see on a sunny ...Mike "Tech Overlord" Colletteread more
Every year, over 1 billion people in more than 193 different countries around the world come together to observe Earth Day on April 22. This holiday was originally held in 1970, and every year there are different themes and activities related to ecological stewardship for people to participate in. This year, the main theme of Earth Day is climate action, and the Biden Administration has actually planned a global climate summit to occur on this...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
We aren’t the first to say it, and we certainly won’t be the last: 2020 wasn’t a great year. From forest fires, to murder hornets, to a deadly pandemic and polarizing election season, it’s safe to assume that everyone is happy to leave 2020 behind. It’s not all bad, however. For those of us in the solar industry, there are a number of silver linings that have us optimistic for the future. If this year forced you to reevaluate your career path,...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
By the end of 2020, a clearer picture of the solar industry’s future was taking shape. With a volatile Presidential election ending in favor of the more solar-friendly candidate, and the 26% Federal Income Tax Credit for solar projects getting extended, it seems like 2021 is going to be a great year for green power. To learn more about the outlook for solar in 2021, we read an article by Rob Collier, the Vice President of Developer Relations at...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Another month, another surprisingly high electric bill. So many homeowners have accepted their relationship with the utility company to be a necessary evil. Our creature comforts keep us warm and entertained, but making monthly payments for a service that will only get more costly as time goes on has people feeling like they’re stuck in a rat race. If you’re still paying a regular bill to the electric company, you’re in an unfair situation… But...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Father’s Day is this weekend, and we want to suggest a somewhat unconventional gift for your old man. In a world where consumerism is pushed on us during holidays, it might be challenging to find something to show your dad that you appreciate all he’s done to support you and your family throughout your lives. What can you give to your father that stands out from typical gifts that will benefit him years after receiving it? We suggest investing...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more
Following examples set by other energy-efficiency leaders such as California and New Jersey, Massachusetts announced recently that it would be halting the sale of gas-powered vehicles in the Commonwealth by 2035. This is part of the state’s mission to reach 100% carbon neutrality by 2050. In a report published December 2020, titled Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap, the Bay State declares it’s plans to neutralize net carbon emissions by ...Alex "Solar Girl" Steeleread more