Know the Difference Between Energy and Power

I get into a lot of debates with people who fall for the seductiveness of Solar PV panels as a panacea.   “Just put ’em on every rooftop and we won’t need fossil fuels anymore!” Uh huh.   Unfortunately, there is a TON of bad information when it comes to energy and power out there … Read moreKnow the Difference Between Energy and Power

How to Evaluate Actual Solar Panel Output

In this video I’m going to share with you how you can evaluate the amount of electricity a Solar Panel will actually produce…in YOUR neck of the woods. Renogy 100 Watt Panel I am using this Renogy 100 Watt panel for the evaluation as this is one I own. Now, first thing you must understand … Read moreHow to Evaluate Actual Solar Panel Output

Dilemma for American Free-Traders: Cheap Solar Panels vs. Domestic Manufacturing

Interesting article here. A couple US Solar manufacturers are asking for a tariff of 25 cents per WATT on imported Solar Cells and 32 cents per Watt on PV panels with a minimum price on panels of 74 cents per Watt. At issue, of course, is that the pro-solar advocates have been saying for years … Read moreDilemma for American Free-Traders: Cheap Solar Panels vs. Domestic Manufacturing