Posts tagged: Peak demand

Germany’s green energy boom is leaving a ‘trail of blood’ on coal companies

BY: Sharif Sakr Since the beginning, the commercial growth of renewable energy has been a laborious, often painful matter of government pushes, tax incentives and campaigning for greater awareness. In Germany, however, the energy market is on the cusp of evolving to the next step: An era in which the sun and the wind replace […]

Solar power saves the day during Australia’s record heatwave

By: Ian Clover As 40C-plus heat pours strain on traditional power plants, solar panel systems throughout Australia have taken up the slack.   While tennis players have wilted and bush fires have raged, solar power systems in Australia have come to the fore this week as the nation battles with the effects of the latest […]

Are Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?

New study finds that west-facing panels are far superior for cutting peak demand. West-facing rooftop solar panels produced 49 percent more electricity during peak demand compared to south-facing panels, according to a new study from Pecan Street Research Institute. The research is the first of its kind to evaluate the energy production of solar panels […]