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Faith Wakefield
Solar Technology Trends to Watch in 2024

As the U.S. energy sector transitions from relying on fossil fuels to a greater dependance on renewable energy sources, solar technology has advanced rapidly. This has helped make solar more affordable, efficient and reliable. Here are the top solar technology trends to look out for in 2024 and beyond. Solar energy storage innovations Solar battery…

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Faceting Machine
Technology
Eric Schneller
Testing for Durability and Longevity: Ensuring Solar Panels Last Beyond Expectations

The U.S. solar energy industry is experiencing a significant upturn, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act and local incentives. As domestic production expands, promising new job opportunities and strengthening supply chains, it is crucial to address the longevity of solar panels. With warranties lasting 25 years or more, we need to ask ourselves: How can…

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enphase battery vs tesla powerwall
Technology
Tara Grant
Enphase Battery vs Tesla Powerwall 2

Winning Features of the Tesla Powerwall 2 Seamless Backup When the grid goes down, solar energy will continue to power your home and charge your Powerwall, automatically. With Storm Watch enabled, Powerwall can communicate to the National Weather Service and prioritize charging in anticipation of severe weather. Time-Based Control If your utility offers Time-of-Use rates,…

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RE+ Conference
Technology
Daren Wang
RE+ Conference shows off tech for today and tomorrow

At ADT Solar, we’re still sometimes amazed at the technology we install every day. The idea that you can install something on your roof that generates energy from sunlight is kind of mind-blowing. But this past week, we went to RE+, the largest convention for renewable energy technology in the country, and the new technology…

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ev charging with solar panels
Technology
Tara Grant
Can you charge an EV with solar panels?

Just imagine pushing the accelerator on the latest sleek EV, feeling it take off quicker than your old gas guzzler ever did, and knowing that the energy you’re sending to your motor was generated on your home’s roof and comes from the sun. Zoom, Zoom, indeed! Can you charge an EV with solar panels? Absolutely!…

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Solar monitoring app
Technology
Tara Grant
Performance matters: All about solar energy monitoring systems

Let us guess: Solar panels and a solar battery backup have been doing wonders for your home. No doubt you’ve heard about how solar energy can reduce your carbon footprint, or how solar panels could reduce your electricity bills. But what’s all this noise about solar energy monitoring systems? When you invest in a PV…

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solar panel technology
Technology
Tara Grant
3 reasons why solar panel technology has a bright future

Solar panel technology is on the up and up. Move aside, Jetsons! There are a few technological advancements hotter than flying cars and talking robots on our horizons. Every year, scientists are figuring out better ways to harness one of the most abundant resources on earth — solar energy. Subsequently, the latest solar panel technology…

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solar ev charger
Technology
Tara Grant
Solar Panels + Solar EV Charger = A Fueled Mustang Mach-E

Chances are, you’ve hopped on the electric vehicle (EV) train because you’ve discovered this clean and efficient mode of transportation. Among the best is the Mustang Mach-E, which boasts zero carbon emissions and one of the highest battery performances. Whether you have your EV in the driveway, or you’re still browsing, you want to know…

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charging ev with solar panels
Technology
Tara Grant
EVs + Solar Panels: The Newest Power Couple on Your Block

There’s Mr. Grid who lives down the street from you. Skeptical, nosy, and chained to the electric company since he moved into his home in 1970. Back when electric companies ruled it all. Down the street, a hot new couple moves in. Him: an EV. Her: Solar Panels. Mr. & Mrs. Voltaic. Together, they make…

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is the tesla powerwall worth it?
Technology
Tara Grant
Is the Tesla Powerwall worth it?

What is a Tesla Powerwall? The Tesla Powerwall 2 is a revolutionary home battery. It can be installed with your solar panel system to self-power your home, day or night. When you go solar, a solar battery storage system is the only way to keep your home powered through outages. It can also help reduce…

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solar panels installed in homes
Technology
Tara Grant
Solar panel efficiency: which solar panels are most efficient?

Why does solar panel efficiency matter? When you’re going solar, you probably want to know how to get the most from your solar energy system. How do you do that? You’ve got to understand solar panel efficiency. Not all solar panels are the same. They come in different sizes and different finishes. But efficiency might…

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