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Best solar panels for your home and budget

So how do solar panels power a home? It’s quite simple: solar panels work by allowing particles of light (or photons) to convert the light from the sun into electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) cells, which directly translates from photo=”light” and voltaic =”electricity”, are composed of special materials called semiconductors, such as silicon.  When the light hits the cells it is absorbed into the material, knocking the electrons loose and allowing them to flow freely. And voila, clean energy! Now that you...
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Go Off-Grid with Solar Power

Explore the components and considerations for creating your own photovoltaic system. from Motherearthnews.com By Joe Burdick and Philip Schmidt This small building boasts a roof-mounted solar array. Photo by iStock/Serenethos. If you’re serious about , you won’t be surprised to hear that designing for (PV) systems is a little more complicated than it is for grid-tied systems — but it’s probably still simpler than you think. While the two types of systems have a lot in common, an off-grid system...
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From gearbrain.com: Top Ten Questions To Ask To Juice Your Abode

Almost anyone can get in on the solar game today. For about $20 you can go to and buy a gadget that will use the sun to charge your cell phone. At the other end of the consumer solar spectrum, you can spend more than $30,000 for a solar array to provide power to your home. How easily can people jump on the solar power bandwagon? Consider: Residential sales jumped by 70% in the most recent year-over-year statistics from the...
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VIDEO: Solar energy’s goal to help environment, save money

Here’s a great video and article from the Hudson Hub-Times By LAURA FREEMAN Reporter Published: May 3, 2017 12:07 AM Hudson — Whether residents are concerned about the environment or want to save money on their electric bill, solar panel power could be the answer. The Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee hosted the first Hudson Solar Symposium April 19 at the Hudson Library and Historical Society. A veteran of the solar industry and Environmental Awareness Committee member Jess Ennis presented “The...
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The Countdown To Going Alternative

You have decided you require energy, and it must be earth friendly. Regardless of whether it is to save cash, reinforcement of your grid supply, progress toward becoming and to stop throwing your money at the electric companies, there are a couple of things you must know and grasp keeping in mind the end goal and making a smart choice. A great deal of us choose to use solar energy in light of our feelings or pockets. Our feelings say...
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