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Archive for November, 2012

Solar Thermal Heating Systems

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Solar thermal systems are systems that convert solar energy into useful heat. This heat is used in hot water systems for cooking, showers, laundry rooms, faucets and process heat in residential and commercial applications. These systems take solar radiation and convert it to heat by using solar thermal collectors, which then transfer that heat to […]

The Push for Clean Energy in the U.S.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

American solar panel manufacturers are currently urging the government to further widen the tariffs so they would include solar panels that are partly produced in China. And it does not end there since the U.S. industry isn’t dismissing the possibility of more trade cases aimed at other exporters of solar panels from Asia.

A Few Interesting Facts About the Sun and Solar Energy

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The sun is the most unlimited and renewable source of power known to human kind. The largest solar power plant on Earth is located in the Mojave Desert in California and its power rating is 354 megawatts. In the United States, a residential photovoltaic system’s installation costs $3 to $5 per watt with an approximate […]