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100 Percent Renewable Energy?

By Jo Gardner | Feb 28, 2022 | Comments Off on 100 Percent Renewable Energy?
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Can The World Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy? Recently a client asked whether the world could transition out of fossil fuels entirely.  If we did, could we generate enough energy to power the world 24 hours a day 7 days a week?  Is there even enough space for all the wind turbines and solar…

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Now is the Right Time to Convert to Solar Power

By Jo Gardner | Feb 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Now is the Right Time to Convert to Solar Power
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We have bragged about how much the price of solar panels and components has dropped in the last fifteen years.  It dropped an astonished 80 percent as manufacturers enjoyed the savings of high volume production.  In the last two years, trade wars, a pandemic and supply chain issues have reversed some of those savings. It…

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Solar Power Renewable Energy Tops List

By Jo Gardner | Feb 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Solar Power Renewable Energy Tops List
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Oil prices are soaring.  Gasoline at the pump will follow. In fact, gas prices are predicted to soar to over $7 a gallon by mid-summer.  Inflation is running away, but renewable energy has been dropping in price for decades. Ask yourself, “Do I still want to be hostage to out of control rising fossil fuel…

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Does Solar Perform in Harsh Winter Weather

By Jo Gardner | Jan 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Does Solar Perform in Harsh Winter Weather
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Solar Panels Will Survive Recently I realized the real question homeowners are asking about solar is: “How well does solar perform in harsh winter weather?”  Recently a solar supplier responded to inquiries about solar street and highway lights could stand up against wind, rain, snow and freezing temperatures. There is good news.  Solar panels are…

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Does Solar Work in Winter?

By Jo Gardner | Jan 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Does Solar Work in Winter?
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I am looking out at a gray sky and falling snow on a northern winter afternoon. I reflect on how */#$%^&* cold it is outside and think “There is no way anyone will believe solar can work here and now.”  Yet, solar does work.  Solar energy is a favorite renewable energy power source precisely because…

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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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