Solar Electrician- What is Your Plan for Long-term Care?
Many solar installers are members of the NECA and look to the organization for direction and benefits like insurance, discounts, and more.  One missing piece of the insurance puzzle not covered by NECA or other group benefits is insurance for assisted living, nursing homes, and home care commonly referred to as “long term care insurance”… (0 comment)

Smog Affects the Efficiency of Solar Energy Production
According to a new study, air pollution may be limiting the efficiency of solar energy production. Researchers from Duke, the Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison were investigating the hypothesis and came back with evidence supporting the claim. Their findings were published last month in the Environmental Science… (0 comment)

Generate Drinking Water From the Air
A company called Zero Mass Water has created new solar-like panels that create clean, drinkable water from the air that you can now install on the roof of your home or office. Instead of normal solar panels capturing the sunlight, these source panels pull the water vapor out of the air and transform it to… (0 comment)

Amazon Buys Whole Foods
Last week, Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion. Amazon is looking to make the shopping at Whole Foods more obtainable for the lower and middle income consumers as well as make their shopping experience as painless and enjoyable as possible. One major concern from this deal is the loss of jobs at Whole Foods.… (0 comment)

Trump’s Wall Turns Solar
Yesterday, Trump announced that he is considering making the border wall he promised, covered in solar panels. At the beginning of the year, Customs and Border Patrol asked around 20 vendors for design proposals for Trump’s wall he wants to build along the Mexican border. Trump said he wanted the wall to be “physically imposing,” impossible to climb… (0 comment)

Tesla’s Solar Tiles Could Save You Thousands
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in October of 2016 their new line of solar panels. As of today, Tesla is now accepting preorders for the new tiles. A calculator was also released on Tesla’s website to tell you how much your solar roof will cost. These solar panels provide the same appearance as regular roof tiles with… (0 comment)

Renewable Energy Could Provide 80% of Our Electricity by 2050
The U.S. can generate up to 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050. That’s according to a new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In the report, dubbed Renewable Electricity Futures Study, the Department of Energy factored in available technologies including solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, bio-power, concentrating solar power, hydropower and… (0 comment)