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Tidal Power in Maine

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/26/2010

A successful test of tidal power in Maine is being called “the fulfillment of the aborted Quoddy Tides power project [...]

Solar Trivia

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/19/2010

Here is an interesting bit of trivia.  Who invented the first solar cell and in what year? The answer is [...]

Solar Lightbulbs

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/16/2010

Here is a great article about how solar light bulbs (counter intuitive, I suppose, but there is a small battery [...]

Solar Power as Art

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/13/2010

Only in Dubai. Actually, it is only a proposal at this point and an entry into something called the Land [...]

U.S. SOLAR MARKET TRENDS

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/10/2010

I know it’s a ton of information to digest, but if you have a passion for keeping up with the [...]

Clark Howard Goes Solar!

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/06/2010

Clark Howard has gone solar.  He tweeted the following: “I have gone solar!! Is it a smart financial decision? I’ll [...]

Sports and Solar – Patriot Place gets major solar power installation

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/05/2010

It was only a few days ago that I blogged about the installation of a system at Pocono Raceway.  Now, [...]

Grid Parity Is Here

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/05/2010

Well, maybe not everywhere but it won’t just be out West very soon.  Here is a great article I found [...]

New Solar Energy Conversion Process Could Double Solar Efficiency of Solar Cells

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/03/2010

Yet another promising announcement about some potentially outstanding advancements being made to improve the efficiencies of Solar technology…….check out the [...]

Nuclear Energy Loses Cost Advantage of Solar Energy

Posted by Solar Energy USA on 08/02/2010

Solar photovoltaic systems have long been painted as a clean way to generate electricity, but expensive compared with other alternatives to oil, like nuclear power. No longer. In a “historic crossover,” the costs of solar photovoltaic systems have declined to the point where they are lower than the rising projected costs of new nuclear plants, according to a paper published this month.