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No Sunshine? No Problem! Solar Power That Works At Night!

Using the sun to support our electrical grid has always had one major issue - the sun only shines about half of the time. Critics of solar energy often point to this fact to justify their position that renewables will never be able to replace fossil fuels. This argument is appealing on its surface: we all know that sunlight and wind are intermittent. But what if the sun didn’t have to be shining for a solar power plant to continue generating power?...
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Solar Decathlon 2013: First Weekend Highlights

On Sunday, I had a perfect day. I woke up at 730 #SleptIn45Min!!! Went to the sports bar to eat some French toast #GottaHaveFootball! Then, rushed to the OC Great Park to attend the Solar Decathlon! I can hear some saying, "why did he wait so long to attend the Solar Decathlon, where 20 collegiate teams compete to build the best solar, sustainable homes?" To all of you I say, "Thanks for reading our last blog and for knowing the decathlon does not...
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Top Tip: Don’t Water Your Solar Garden

If you’ve made it to our blog, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of going solar: lower electricity bills, zero-emissions power generation, and minimal fossil fuel dependence, to name a few. You want to plaster your residence with solar panels, there’s only one issue - you live in an apartment. Or you’re in a home, but the roof is north-facing. Or cutting down your shade trees to install solar strikes you as counterintuitive (it is)....
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Hurricane Season P. 2: Solar Trailers

Last week, we discussed the benefits of having battery backups with your solar system during a natural disaster.  Not all of us have photovoltaic installations on our roofs, and the ones who do, usually don’t have a battery.  So what’s the other option, TweeterDeeter?!? I just flew back from Innovationland with a technology that I feel every disaster responder should have!  A solar trailer.  What is a solar trailer?  It’s what it sounds...
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