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MIT Researchers Find Path for Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

By Ryan Austin Researchers now understand how to increase efficiency of flexible solar cells A team of researchers from MIT, with assistance from UC San Diego, have taken us one step closer to commercializing perovskite solar cells, a technology that is cheaper, more flexible, and easier to manufacture than crystalline solar cells used in conventional…

Best Solar Panels

By Ryan Austin Compare our picks for the 4 best solar panels for your home in 2019 If you are looking for the best solar panels for your home in 2019 then the lowest priced options may be the most appealing. However, there are certain situations where a specialized panel might make more sense. The…

Tesla Can Now Offer Solar Leases in Florida, But Does It Matter?

By Ryan Austin Regulators allow Tesla to offer solar leases in Florida On Tuesday, February 5th, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) confirmed that Tesla can offer solar leases to Florida residents. This paves the way for Tesla, formerly SolarCity, to offer the financing mechanism that made the residential solar industry boom for the last…

8 Best Solar Battery Chargers in 2019

By Ryan Austin Compare the best solar battery chargers for your car, boat, RV, or iPhone. Solar battery chargers are an easy way to keep your vehicle’s battery, smartphone, or even laptop topped up and ready to go. Solar Battery Charger vs Solar Panel: What’s the Difference? You might be wondering what the difference is…

Tesla Model S Converted into a Police Car

By Ryan Austin Speeders Beware: Don’t get caught by the Tesla Model S Police Car in Fremont, California According to a recent press release, the Fremont Police Department have converted a Tesla Model S into a police car. Some of the department’s modifications to the Tesla Model S ($61,000 worth) included a “light bar, push…

Best Solar Panel Kits

By Ryan Austin Solar panel kits offer an inexpensive way to get your feet wet with solar. Whether for a shed, cabin, RV, or camper, solar panel kits are an easy, cost-effective way to go solar, especially if it’s your first time entering the world of solar. Let’s look at some of the best solar…

Tesla Solar Panels VS Traditional Rooftop Solar Panel

By Ryan Austin Are Tesla solar panels and solar tiles worth the additional cost? Tesla began preparations to produce their Tesla solar panels and solar tiles way back in 2016 and they’ve continually made waves in the solar industry and the society at large for their unique solar tiles. In early 2018, Tesla finally began…

30 Million New Solar Panels Planned in Florida by 2030

By Ryan Austin This week Florida Power & Light, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) , publicly announced their massive plan to install 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030…. achieving “the largest installation of solar panels by a regulated utility in the world.” Currently powering over 10 million Floridians, the company…

Solar Panel Cost

By Ryan Austin Updated for 2019 : Solar panel installation size will be the biggest factor in your solar panel cost. One of the most common questions people ask when they are considering installing solar panels on their home is “How much do solar panels cost?” To help answer that question, let’s take a look…

Best Solar Generator for 2019

By Ryan Austin The best solar generator is lightweight, easy to use, and reliable Solar generators are the perfect addition to your camping or emergency bin, and no matter the size, the best solar generator mixes portability, lightness, and durability with a competitive price. Let’s look at some of the best solar generators on the…

Best Solar Companies in 2019

By Ryan Austin The best solar companies aren’t necessarily the biggest. A lot has changed in the last few years and the best solar companies in 2019 aren’t the same as 2015. While once the industry was dominated by nationwide, lease-wielding installer/financiers like SolarCity and Sunrun, today smaller solar panel installers are taking the lead….

7 Best Outdoor Solar Lights for 2019

By Ryan Austin The best outdoor solar lights balance durability, cost, and ease of installation. The best outdoor solar lights enjoy several benefits over their wired cousins. Running extension cords through the yard is a pain, and there’s always that danger of forgetting about them when it comes time to mow the lawn. You might…

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

By Ryan Austin “How many solar panels do I need?” is typically the first question most of us have around solar. Even I, the author who has worked in the industry for years, continue to ask myself that question all the time: how many solar panels do I need for my home? And of course,…

Best Portable Solar Panels

By Ryan Austin The best portable solar panels are easy to use, durable, and competitively priced. Like a good friend, the best portable solar panels give you what you need. Want to go camping? Find one that fits in a backpack. Looking to power your entire RV? You’ll need a lot more power, but there’s…

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