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Wind and Solar Power: Which is Better?

By Jo Gardner | Jan 27, 2022 | Comments Off on Wind and Solar Power: Which is Better?
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The Renewable Energy industry is booming!  Wind and solar power are among the most popular alternatives to fossil fuels. Solar power is extracted by solar panels and wind power is generated by wind turbines. When wind turns the turbine blades, its generator converts the rotational energy into mechanical power. That power is then converted into…

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Does Solar Power in Minnesota Work?

By Jo Gardner | Jan 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Does Solar Power in Minnesota Work?
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How does solar power in Minnesota work?  Solar panel installations in Minnesota are surprisingly effective.  In spite of the northern location, Minnesota gets plenty of sun, and solar panels work in different weather.  Say your property has an area without obstructions like big shady trees or tall buildings. You could still get enough sun to…

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Still Waiting to Switch to Solar Power?

By Jo Gardner | Dec 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Still Waiting to Switch to Solar Power?
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Did you wait for solar power to be more affordable?  Were you worried it was just a fad that would be replaced by something more efficient down the road?  In fact, solar power has been around for decades, and while the solar panels become more efficient, or more aesthetically pleasing, the old systems are still…

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The Renewable Energy Initiative

By Jo Gardner | Dec 31, 2021 | Comments Off on The Renewable Energy Initiative

Renewable energy has grown rapidly in recent years, but experts don’t believe it has grown quickly enough to stave off the worst effects of global warming. In December 2021, President Biden signed an executive order.  This renewable energy initiative will  reduce emissions across federal operations and invest in American clean energy industries and communities.   There…

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Solar Power Advances

By Jo Gardner | Dec 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Solar Power Advances

As we wrap up another year of growth in the solar industry, It’s enticing to just stop and reflect on the solar power advancements made in 2021.  More Efficient Than Ever Developers of solar cells and modules keep looking for ways to maximize photovoltaic (PV) panel efficiency.  Solar conversion efficiency passed 25% this year for…

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How Many Watts Does a Solar Panel Produce?

By Jo Gardner | Dec 10, 2021 | Comments Off on How Many Watts Does a Solar Panel Produce?

Recently a woman – we’ll call her Jackie – was considering a solar conversion and sent a question.  Read how her concerns about “how many watts does a solar panel produce” are addressed. From Jackie on How Many Watts a Solar Panel Produces We vegged on the couch one evening, as we often do. Suddenly,…

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Where Solar Power Installations Reign

By Jo Gardner | Sep 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Where Solar Power Installations Reign
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r is growing more popular than ever in the United States. It is a critical component in the race to reach clean energy goals by 2030. Just where are solar power installations happening?

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Microinverters Impact on Solar Energy

By Jo Gardner | Sep 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Microinverters Impact on Solar Energy

Once upon a time solar panels across America were producing direct current electricity, just like in your batteries.  For that electricity to be used with residential appliances or to connect to the grid, that electricity had to be converted to Alternating Current (AC) using inverters.    Today Microinverters are replacing other inverter options. From String Inverters…

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Solar Costs Drop as Innovations Increase

By Jo Gardner | Sep 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Solar Costs Drop as Innovations Increase
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For decades the solar industry costs of hard goods have been dropping.  In fact during the last two decades solar panels dropped on average by 90 percent.  The manufacturing processes have been streamlined.  We are enjoying implementation of economy of scales and the advances that made the installation process more affordable than ever.  We can…

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Even in Pouring Rain, PV Panels Work

By Jo Gardner | Sep 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Even in Pouring Rain, PV Panels Work

if you convert to solar power now, you will begin to realize electricity savings immediately. If you wait, you will be paying another year of electricity with no ROI. Even in pouring rain PV panels work to save you money.

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