Solar Education

Rapid transition to clean energy will take massive social change

Rapid transition to clean energy will take massive social change

18th May 2016 Global climate change, driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, is already affecting the planet, with more heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and floods, and accelerating sea-level rise. Devastating impacts on our environment, health, social justice, food production, coastal…

Study Shows Rooftop Solar Adds Thousands To Home Resale Values

Study Shows Rooftop Solar Adds Thousands To Home Resale Values

5th August 2014 Installing rooftop solar panels boosts a home’s resiliency and green credentials while cutting utility bills, but does it also increase a home’s resale value? The answer according to Exploring California PV Home Premiums, a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…

Why owning your own power plant might not be crazy

Why owning your own power plant might not be crazy

28th May 2014 It’s been three months since we released The Economics of Grid Defectionexploring when off-grid solar-plus-battery systems could reach economic parity with retail electric service.  These systems could become competitive with retail electric service within the next decade for…

How home powered solar works

How home powered solar works

15th April 2014       In simplistic forms, home solar power works by a very simple system. First the sun shines on the solar panels that make energy through from the suns radiation. That energy is collected by the…