Author: Tu Anh Tran

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The Evolution of Solar Cells

When you drive down the street and look up at all the solar panels that are on your neighbors rooftops, you may wonder what exactly they are made of and how they work. Over the years the technology and methods of installations for solar panels...

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Akon is Lighting Africa Through the Use of Solar Energy

Mainly known for his musical talents, rapper Akon has switched his focus to helping out the continent of Africa obtain the use of the sun. Many countries and villages in Africa are left in the dark when the sun goes down, costing the local economy...

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San Diego Makes the Switch to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

A trend in America to utilize renewable energy, such as solar and wind, has made its way from the people to government agencies.The use of solar panels to power people's houses has grown exponentially over the years despite push back from utility companies trying to...

Latest Net Metering News and PUCN Ruling

  On Friday, February 12, 2016, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada voted to reject the grandfathering clause that would grant current solar net metering ratepayers their existing rates before the 235 MW cap. Instead, the Commission has implemented a rates policy where the new rate...

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Levi Stadium is the Real Winner of Super Bowl 50

One of America’s most watched sporting events occurred over the weekend as the Denver Broncos were named the best team in the National Football League. While the Broncos and Panthers battled it out for the title, the San Francisco 49ers, or more specifically, Levi’s Stadium,...

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Net Energy Metering Customers get a Win From the CPUC

In Nevada, the fight for solar customers rights to fair net energy metering prices have gone to the side of the monopoly. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission have proposed rules that would hinder the future of solar in the state as well as hurt all...

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France Roads will be Able to Harness Energy From the Sun

The use of solar to provide people with electricity extends beyond traditional panels. As the industry advances and evolves, more developments and methods are being created to harness the powers of the sun’s rays. Companies such as Tesla are working to create efficient battery systems...