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- October 13, 2014

Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Chips and How They Can Reduce Costs, Improve Efficiency

Solar modules started out as fairly simple moisture-proof sandwiches of glass, silicon cells, glue and backsheets — with a junction box that contains a few diodes to bypass defective...

- October 01, 2014

Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices

Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people...

- September 08, 2014

Listen Up: Let's Talk About Solar Innovations

Many of the most significant industrial and technological innovations in the U.S. were discovered, commercialized and expanded with government support. Turn the clock a century or two...

- September 02, 2014

Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Water Heating

Outdoor pools are great on hot summer days — the kids are occupied and the water is refreshing. And as the summer progresses, the water heats up to a comfortable level. But on chilly...

- August 21, 2014

Listen Up: What's the Deal with Solar Trackers?

In the early solar PV days, trackers were a necessity to maximize the energy output from very expensive solar modules. Unfortunately, in those days trackers were mechanically complex...

- August 07, 2014

Listen Up: Electricity from Nuclear Too Cheap to Meter — Or Not

It's the environmentalist's third rail question: "Should we promote nuclear power as an expedient way to reduce CO2 emissions?" On the one hand, nuclear power generates electricity...

- July 24, 2014

Listen Up: Financing Options for Your Rooftop Solar System

If you live in a location with high electric rates and local incentives, it's very likely that the economics for a rooftop solar system are favorable. But many people don't have the...

- July 15, 2014

Listen Up: The State of Solar in Hawaii

As Jimmy Carter said, "what starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread." When it comes to solar, this quote should be changed to "fortunately," since California...

- June 27, 2014

Listen Up: SEIA Explains New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Products

Earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department announced new tariffs on solar products from China, including both solar panels and solar cells. Another upcoming case may result in...

- June 12, 2014

Listen Up: Home Solar Battery Storage Systems Are Coming

Before net metering, the only way to store daytime-produced solar energy was to use a battery storage system. These systems — generally composed of a bank of lead-acid batteries, a...

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World

As energy costs consume more and more of our hard-earned dollars, we as consumers really start to pay attention. But we don't have to resign ourselves to $5/gallon gas prices, $200/month electric bills and $500 heating bills. There are...

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