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Which Solar Panels are Made in the USA?

Which Solar Panels are Made in the USA? Page Contents So Many Solar Panels – How Do You Choose?Solar Industry and the Trump AdministrationHelieneMission SolarSilfab SolarSolariaSeraphim USASolarTech UniversalSunivaDoes It Matter Where Solar Panels Come From? So Many Solar Panels – How Do You Choose? Selecting a solar panel model is not an easy task because …

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Will Solar Panels Work Through Glass?

Will Solar Panels Work Through Glass? Most applications for PV systems might not even consider this question. Grid-tied PV systems generally have wide spaces available for solar panels to directly reach solar irradiance every day. Both roof-mounted and ground-mounted systems are the most popular and common ways to use solar panels as a source of …

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Will Solar Panels get Smaller?

Will Solar Panels Get Smaller? Solar panels have become an incredible resource for distributed energy generation in the US, China, Australia, and many other countries that deeply support this technology. As solar panels spread across the world, more and more land is being used to generate solar energy. But what if solar panels could get …

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Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade?

Will Solar Panels Work in the Shade? Solar panels transform sunlight into electricity through a phenomenon called the photoelectric effect. This phenomenon basically consists of small particles contained inside sunlight known as photons that impact the surface of the solar panel and release electrons which then produce a current flow, and therefore, electricity. However, when …

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How to Clean Solar Panels

How to Clean Solar Panels Soiling on solar panels related to debris, dust, bird droppings, or dirt can get accumulated on the surface of the module and lead up to 30 % annual losses in worst cases. Typical annual losses attributed to this factor are located between 2% and 5% regularly, however, by accumulating soiling …

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ECOtality State of the Union

eTec’s Karner a Guest of the First Lady In his State of the Union address tonight President Barack Obama honored Arizona-based ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, eTec, with a reference to the companies and to the vital role they play in job growth and in renewing …

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Gore movie inspires ‘carbon offsets’ sales

The success of Al Gore’s global warming shockumentary An Inconvenient Truth has created a very convenient truth for companies that sell “carbon offsets,” reports today’s edition of The Tennessean: Rising sales. Meanwhile, it turns out that the company from which Gore gets his own carbon offsets spends very litle of its revenue on carbon-offsetting projects, according to a recent study by …

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Kite-Assisted Cargo Ship Successfully Completes Maiden Voyage

Back in December, we told you of a new company called Skysails that was reintroducing the concept of harnessing the wind on the open seas to save fuel for cargo ships. For its maiden voyage, it would travel from Germany to Venezuela, the United States and Norway under the assistance of a $725,000 computer-controlled kite. Now, after …

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Gore Goes Green

Sign seen in front of Al Gore’s mansion in Nashville’s posh Belle Meade neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Here’s the link to the meeting agenda for the next meeting of the Belle Meade Board of Zoning Appeals, which includes Gore’s solar project. (Belle Meade is a section of the city of Nashville that governs its own zoning.) No details on the size of …

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ECOtality, PGE, and State Of Oregon Showcase ‘The EV Project’

EV Project Open Houses in Albany and Portland PHOENIX – April 9, 2010 – ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLE), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, in partnership with Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and the state of Oregon, has completed its first Oregon open houses in Albany and Portland this week showcasing The EV …

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ECOtality Announces the Expansion of The EV Project into Houston

The Energy Capital of the World Welcomes the Blink® Network as Part of the New “Houston Drives Electric” Program SAN FRANCISCO and HOUSTON – September 8, 2011 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced the launch of the Blink®commercial network for charging electric vehicles (EVs) in Houston. Through The EV Project, the …

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Collaboratev

ECOtality and ChargePoint Establish Interoperability Company, Collaboratev, LLC Collaboratev provides drivers access to EV charging stations on any affiliated network. SAN FRANCISCO and CAMPBELL, Calif. — March 7, 2013 — ChargePoint, Inc. and ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY) announced today the formation of Collaboratev, LLC. Collaboratev will enable charging network interoperability, exchange session data and allow financial billing reconciliation services among …

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NASA’s much-ballyhooed data showing that 1998 was the warmest year on record for the Earth the USA was, uh, wrong. A blogger found a Y2K bug in the data algorithm, NASA climatologist James Hansen, and NASA has now issued corrected data. The warmest year on record for the Earth the USA: 1934 – 1998 was the second-warmest. The third …

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Industrialization = Cleanliness

While the modern environmental movement often portrays capitalist industrial societies as the world’s biggest pollution problem, Forbes notes something interesting about the top-25 cleanest cities in the world: Most of them are in wealthy industrialized democracies. Turns out, all that industrialization created wealth which, in turn, buys the things (mass transit, especially) and pays for the policies that create a …

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An Important Message

August 12, 2013: We wanted you to know that the needs of our drivers are paramount to us and despite the challenges we currently face, we will continue to operate the Blink Network and maintain our Blink chargers until further notice. We urge you to visit a Blink charger today and show that you support …

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Out of Africa: A Grand Plan for Powering Europe Via the Sun

Global-warming prophets warn of a world becoming more desert-like, but, ironically, a measure of salvation from that future just might come from one of the world’s greatest deserts. Europe is considering plans to spend more than 5 billion English pounds – about $10.3 billion – to build a string of giant solar power stations along …

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Siemens Gigaset Helium Handset

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices are going full steam ahead into being the greenest thing around. Their new concept Phone, the Siemens Gigaset Helium is more than two years away from mass production, but it’s already won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award earlier this year. Of a comfortable size, its chock full of …

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The 60mpg Hybrid Hummer

Jonathan Goodwin Performs Motor Miracles   Jesus turned water into wine, and Henry Higgins did his best with Eliza Doolittle, but who woulda guesed that the “Hummer”, that proverbial eco-monstrosity could be transformed into a 60mpg green machine? Let’s face it – some of us may be concerned about global warming, but will never drive anything …

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