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A Change for Solar in Massachusetts

Just last week, Massachusetts-based solar workers rallied at the Massachusetts State House to put the pressure on legislature to act in support of the solar industry.According to reports from The Solar Foundation, Massachusetts ranks high for solar employment, having the sec [...]

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Certifiably Rugged

When disaster strikes, emergency response crews face many daunting challenges. To meet them, they need power for communication devices, medical equipment, and a host of other tools. Unfortunately, when emergency response teams arrive on the scene, the power grid is often bla [...]

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Solar Competitors Cannot Take The Heat

It might surprise you, but leaving many types of solar panels out in the sun decreases their power generation. Heat is the culprit and can reduce solar cell performance by 10-25%. This counter-intuitive problem is a result of how a panel makes power inside the solar cell mat [...]

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Form And Function

The brisk, invigorating temperatures of fall are already behind us. The weather is getting chillier by the day, and many of us are breaking out winter clothes from storage. And behind that box of jackets, gloves, and hats lie skis, snowboards, and other fun things that make [...]

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How Will ITC Tariffs Impact The Global Solar Market?

President Donald Trump’s decision about whether to impose tariffs on imported solar cells could cause rippling impacts across the industry. The situation began to unfold back in the spring of 2017 when solar manufacturer Suniva declared bankruptcy then petitioned the I [...]

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US Solar Industry Growth Continues To Smash Records

This is certainly an exciting time to work in solar. Solar jobs increased by 51,000 workers from 2015 to 2016, an employment jump of 25%. 260,077 solar workers in 2016 is nearly triple that of the solar employment in 2010. The US solar market grew a staggering 95% in 2016, n [...]

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Solar Power International

Come visit Power Panel at the 2017 Solar Power International show in Las Vegas. We will be at booth#6521, located directly across from the Smart Energy Microgrid Demo.  During the show, get a hands-on look at our new portable generator and hot water system, Gen-2-O. Als [...]

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California Paves the Way for Solar Hot Water

The good folks at Solar Industry Magazine report the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee passed a bill that significantly extends rebates for solar water heating systems.  According to the article the bill would target low-income communities and while e [...]

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State Solar Focus: Indiana

A partnership between the U.S. Navy and Duke Energy will bring significant amount of solar energy online.  According to Nuvo News, 70,000 photovoltaic solar modules will be installed at the Naval Support base in Southwest Indiana.  In the arrangement, Duke Energy w [...]

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