Author: Veronica Hodur

Question 3: Will It Effect Your Solar?

Nevadans have a big choice to make in November with Question 3. Should we open up the energy market or should we keep the NV Energy monopoly. This proposed amendment has a lot of parts and changes proposed that effect our energy overall, but how does...

NASA Shoots for Our Star

We know that the sun holds a massive amount of potential and a massive amount of influence over our world. It has the power to energize out cities or black out our power grids at a moment’s notice. NASA has, up to this point, been...

Ditching Plastic Straws to Save the Planet

We’ve all seen that horrifying Youtube video of a plastic straw being pulled out of a poor sea turtles nose. Since that video went viral social media has been exploding with calls to find alternatives to these non-recyclable, damaging materials. Glass and metal straws have...

Nevada Mines Given New Life as Solar Arrays

Nevada is well known for it’s old, abandoned mines and spooky ghost towns, but what if some of these historic locations were brought into the bright, sunny future? A new change in state regulations could give these dusty, dangerous Nevada mines a new life as...

New Solar Panels Perfect for Extreme Las Vegas Heat

Las Vegas is the perfect place for creating energy from the sun, but it has some unique challenges that not all solar panels are able to handle. All panels will decrease productivity in the extreme heat, which means they will produce less energy as the...

8 Reasons to Invest in a Home Solar System in 2018
8 Reasons to Install a Home Solar System in 2018 - Solup.com If you’ve been thinking about getting a home solar system, 2018 is the year to do it. There are many great reasons to invest in solar, and there has never been a better time. Here are just a few reasons to make 2018 the year you install a home solar system.
Green Banks – Sense or Folly?

A green bank is a public-private entity that provides funding for clean energy projects.  The goal is to encourage the growth of clean energy to combat climate change, reduce our reliance on expensive fossil fuels, and become sustainable.  For green banks to become a reality,...

Solar panels on houses in a neighborhood
What Are the Benefits of Solar Power for a Home?

Residential solar systems are becoming popular around the country because of the benefits they offer to homeowners. Traditional sources of electricity are expensive, unfriendly to the environment, and at risk for malfunction. Installing solar panels on the roof of a home can alleviate all of...

Microgrids – The Next Evolution of the Grid

Microgrids are on the rise.  A microgrid is a grouping of distributed energy sources with control capabilities and can work with the grid or operate autonomously as dictated by demand.  It is essentially a smaller version of the grid with several advantages.  These advantages include...

Solar panels on roof of house
How Much Would I Save with a Home Solar System?

While the average price of electricity has been rising slowly over the last 10 years, the cost of installing a home solar system is becoming more affordable. This creates a somewhat ideal scenario for investing in residential solar panels, and many people are turning to...