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How Can Cities Deal with the Inconsistency of Solar Power?

Though more and more cities are starting to make use of solar energy, the energy source is still being held back by some inherent flaws. Perhaps its most troublesome flaw is that, at the present time, it can only realistically be used in real-time.

While there are batteries which are capable of storing solar power, they […]

By |July 5th, 2017|solar|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Start Using Solar Energy

Solar energy has grown increasingly popular over the last 5 or so years, with a number of cities, individuals, and businesses installing solar PV panels to harness free energy and cut down on their carbon footprint. However, despite the fact that solar installation is cheaper, easier, and more popular than ever, there are still a […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Architects are Doing to Incorporate Solar Power into Their Designs

Solar power is rapidly increasing in popularity, and all sectors of society are doing what they can to accommodate it. The emergence of solar energy is inspiring individuals to change, and forcing industries to adapt. One of the industries which is truly being affected by the coming of solar power is the architecture industry.

To incorporate […]

By |May 30th, 2017|solar|0 Comments

Chicago’s Potential for Solar Energy

Although most people typically don’t think of the Midwest when they think ‘solar energy’, this notion is beginning to change.  The region might not have the most desirable year-round climate, but there is actually a huge potential for solar energy here—in fact, Illinois has almost as many days where solar energy can be produced as […]

By |May 30th, 2017|solar|0 Comments

Midwest Schools Embrace Solar Energy

A growing number of schools throughout Illinois and the Midwest are starting to embrace solar energy.  Thanks to the Illinois Solar Schools program, many K-12 schools are now reducing energy costs while teaching students hands-on lessons in science, technology, math and economics.  The program, sponsored by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, promotes the installation […]

By |May 8th, 2017|solar|0 Comments

How Solar Power is Revolutionizing American Cities like Chicago

As of 2016, the United States of America possessed 40 gigawatts of solar power capability. This is 2 times the amount of solar power capability that the country possessed in 2015, and 20 times what the country possessed in 2009. It’s clear that solar power is growing in a big way. While individuals have been […]

By |May 8th, 2017|solar|0 Comments

A Bright Future for Solar in Illinois

Thanks to the recently passed Future Energy Jobs Bill (FEJB) in Illinois, solar energy in the Prairie State is beginning to reach new heights.  The bill is intended to protect and create thousands of solar jobs and strengthen the Illinois economy, while making important strides toward the state’s clean energy future.  This comprehensive bill delivers […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neighborhood Power Plants: The Future of Energy?

A groundbreaking solar energy experiment taking place in few Brooklyn neighborhoods could change the way we harvest and exchange power in the United States.  The “TransActive Grid” experiment allows businesses and homeowners with solar panels to sell excess energy directly to their neighbors, giving them complete control over where their energy goes.  This concept has […]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community Solar

Community solar arrangements allow multiple energy customers to share in the benefits of one local solar energy plant. This is a relatively new concept that many residential and business customers are either exploring or actively engaged in.  According to SEIA, through early 2016, there were 25 states with at least one active solar community, 91 […]

By |March 17th, 2017|News, solar|0 Comments

Solar Adoption by America’s Top Companies

 

The Solar Energy Industries Association publishes an annual report, Solar Means Business, which, in part, tracks the number of businesses utilizing solar energy. In the last decade, the adoption of solar energy as an alternative energy source has had a compound annual growth rate of more than 60%.  Some of the largest and most sophisticated […]

By |March 17th, 2017|solar|0 Comments