Watts Up with Solar Powered Boats

Check out these four super-cool solar-powered boats. Since most recreational boating is done when the weather is nice, solar power is particularly well adapted to the task. The Constance Shuttle: The Constance solar shuttle is 100% solar powered, and operates on lake Constance, near the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It carries up to 60 passengers at speeds of 15…
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Cities at the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution

Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. Rounding out the top 10 are: #10: Denver #9: San Francisco #8: New York #7: Indianapolis #6: San Antonio #5: Honolulu #4: San Jose #3: Phoenix…
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8 Reasons To Reconsider Home Solar

8 REASONS TO RECONSIDER HOME SOLAR. 1. Rebates: There is still currently a 30% federal tax rebate. Rebates will gradually drop beginning in 2020. 2. Control: Utility companies do not like giving up control of power generation and profits. States are enacting more regulation that is anti-solar. Utilities are adjusting rate schedules to penalize solar users. Those…
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Solar PLUS Battery Storage. The New Norm.

Solar and Battery Storage. The New Norm. In the last month or so, we’ve seen an increase in interest for residential battery storage. There are several reasons for that. First and foremost, our energy rates keep increasing. Peak demand rates are hovering in the 40¢ range. Second, battery storage is now affordable and reliable. It…
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