Solar power, only a minuscule part of the energy mix in the United States, is getting a boost from cheap panels, growing acceptance by large companies and chances for homeowners to rent solar systems. Analysts expect a phenomenal growth for renewable solar power over the next two decades, after huge gains in the past two years: 60 percent growth in 2012 and 30 percent on top of that this year.
Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands. This novel battery development, which could usher in a new era of "wearable electronics," is the topic of a paper in the ACS journal Nano Letters. Current wearable electronics, such as smartwatches and Google Glass, still require a charger with a
Utility Company Rebates & Incentives Your utility company may offer local residential rebates and incentives on energy-saving purchases and home improvements. Typically, you can combine these with other incentives for even more savings, depending on your area’s program. The Department of Energy offers a Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE). View DSIRE list of local incentives for Texas.
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, biomass, and wind "units" provided 694 MW of new electrical generating capacity last month or 99.3% of all new generation placed in-service (the balance of 5 MW was provided by oil.) Twelve new solar units accounted for 504 MW or 72.1% of all new electrical generating capacity in October 2013 followed
China's increase in renewable energy is on course to surpass the European Union, the United States and Japan combined, says the International Energy Agency. In its annual World Energy Outlook released Tuesday, the IEA said China will be the strongest driver in the worldwide trend in which renewable energy is expected to account for almost half of the increase in global power generation by 2035, China Daily reports. Read more
The use of solar panels to produce hot water is standard practice, but researchers at the Madrid Universities Carlos III and Politecnica suggest that they may also be used to provide large offices with heating in the winter and AC in the summer. Their proposal involves the incorporation of solar collectors into a gas-based cogeneration system with an absorption machine, which would reduce both energy expenditure and carbon dioxide emissions.
Electric car manufacturer, Tesla Motors, has recently opened its first international Superchargers. Tesla’s Superchargers allow a Tesla battery to be halfway recharged in one hour. The Supercharger network is important tool to eliminate the range anxiety that many people experience with electric cars. Tesla plans to continue its rapid expansion of its Supercharger network. We stand behind Tesla’s goal of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Read more here or
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Our customers often ask where our products are made because many of our competitors represent their products as "Made in The U.S.A". Solar Royal products are designed, engineered and developed in the USA. The SR1800 Series products are manufactured and assembled in China to our exact quality controls and specifications. To our knowledge, all motors and solar panels used in all other solar ventilation products are manufactured in China, which
The main difference between a brushed motor and a brushless motor, (besides the differences implied by the names), is that the brushed motor uses an electromagnet system as the rotor surrounded by permanent magnets (and sometimes more electromagnets), and the brushless motor has a magnetic rotor surrounded by electromagnets. A brushless DC motor (BLDC) is a DC (direct current) electric motor that uses an electronically-controlled commutation system, instead of a