The Solar Power Expert Blog

Is Competition Holding Solar Technology Back?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

More efficient models of solar panel are being held back from release by firms struggling to cope as price of existing stocks continue to plummet. P-type technologies are the most mainstream solar product being sold on the market, but competitive pricing and manufacturing has meant that the industry cannot afford to invest in research for new, more effective N-type technology.

The Importance of Alternative Power Options

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

This post is not intended to be fearmongering or unnecessarily alarming, but it IS meant to bring some things to your attention. There are many reasons why everyone should feel compelled to install (or at least posess) solar panels. And hopefully this article will lay some of these out for your consideration.

Solar Efficiency Records Rise as Prices Promise to Fall

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Solar panels grow more efficient with each passing year. Spurred by private and government sponsored research, efficiency records in thin film solar modules fell at least three times in the past year. Competing technologies spark this race to converting sunlight into electricity, which currently hovers at about 17.4% efficiency.

The Three Main Systems For Using Solar Power For Homes

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

There are three main systems for using this type of energy in a home and each of them in their own way can have a very positive influence in the supply of energy to the home. All these systems operate on the same principle of using solar panels to collect energy from sunlight which is freely available.

Helpful Tips For Do It Yourself Solar Panels

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The growth of the environmental movement has led to the popularity of do it yourself solar panels.  Many individuals are looking for ways to harness energy in a safe and sustainable manner.  As opposed to energy sources that produce an almost obscene amount of carbon monoxide, solar panels generate lots of energy using the heat source of the sun.  No unhealthy by-products come from this process and a person can successfully power and heat his or her home.  Before undertaking this task, it is best to do some research and become aware of the best ways to install these panels.

What can you expect financially when you purchase solar panels?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

There are a number of financial benefits you can expect to receive when purchasing a solar array for your home. You can expect to reduce or completely eliminate your electric bill, as well as raise the value of your home, and collect monthly check from the electric company. Now you probably have a ton of questions, so lets get started.

Why is Solar Energy Beneficial

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Solar power is collected by placing photovoltaic cells (solar cells) in a location that receives direct sunlight. The sunlight knocks loose electrons from the silicon-phosphorus bond and a current is created when the loose electron travels to the silicon-boron bond. This seemingly simple solution for our energy needs will play a huge role in our transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner renewable energy resource.

Why Solar Energy

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Solar energy is the most technologically advanced of our clean renewable energies. It has a wide variety of applications, it can be applied to homes, cars, businesses, street lamps, along with a multitude of others. There have been recent technological advances that not only would allow solar panels to be more effective, but also be used in places in which space is a concern. The more people who use or adopt the use of solar panels to help curb their dependence on the electric company, the more research and growth will speed development of better solar solutions.

Solar Energy Is Becoming Very Popular

Monday, July 11th, 2011

It is becoming more important for people around the world to reduce their energy costs, greenhouse gases, and their dependence on fossil fuels. Solar energy is becoming a very popular energy alternative because the energy is there and all a person has to do is take advantage of it. There are a few reasons people haven’t looked at solar power in the past and that is because of our governments. Ask yourself, how many times you’ve seen a solar power ad on television. You really don’t see solar energy installers advertising their installation methods do you?

How Political Hypocracy Kick Started The Solar Power Revolution

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

It wasn’t so long ago that it looked like the promise of renewable energy would turn out to be somewhat empty, but then the hubris and pious platitudes of politicians caught up with them and they became unlikely evangelists of this technology.