Solar in the News

Overheating can cause problems for solar panels. However, researchers have found a way to make solar panels “sweat,” allowing the panels to cool themselves and increase their power output.  Typical Solar Panels More than 600 gigawatts of solar energy capacity exist worldwide today. That accounts for 3%...

In 2020’s general election, Nevada voters approved Question 6. Question 6 amends the state’s constitution to require Nevada’s electricity providers to shift to a minimum of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. In total, 747,581 people voted yes, which came out to 57.94 percent approval....

A lot of devices don’t work well when overheated, including solar panels. To improve solar panel efficiency, researchers came up with a way to make solar panels “sweat.” This allows them to cool down and the panel will produce more energy.  So How do Panels “Sweat?” Over...

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the area of Puerto Rico, Dominica, and St. Croix. The hurricane peaked at Category 5 - or upwards of 157 miles per hour. The damage toll was immense - with the cost of damage reaching 102 billion USD....

The ocean. The place where so many of us go to relax, breathe in the fresh air and watch the ocean creatures play. Whether it be a crab skittering around in the sand, a whale breaching out at sea, or a sea urchin clinging to...

The idea of having solar panels in the middle of the ocean might seem crazy, but it could also be our solution to curbing our dependence on fossil fuels that belch harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These solar farms or solar ‘islands’ can be used...