Posts tagged: rooftop solar panels

Nearly 140 Countries Could Be Powered Entirely by Wind, Solar and Water by 2050

‘Our findings suggest that the benefits are so great that we should accelerate the transition to wind, water, and solar, as fast as possible, by retiring fossil-fuel systems early wherever we can’ By: Ian Johnston More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies […]

In Brooklyn, You Can Now Sell Solar Power To Your Neighbours

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity By: Jeremy Deaton In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley. And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your neighbor’s roof. Brooklyn […]

Edmonton Poised To Let The Sun Shine on City’s Solar Industry

By Lydia Neufeld The city of Edmonton is looking to tweak a bylaw to make it easier for homeowners to install solar panels on their houses. The proposed changes include removing the requirement of a development permit for roof-mounted solar panels in residential neighbourhoods. “It means less paperwork, less red tape,” said Anne Stevenson, senior planner with the […]

Better-Looking Solar Solutions on the Horizon

Technology is making, or will soon make, solar power easier to use and more efficient—both on your home and on the go By: Ed Perratore For the Shingle Set Love the idea of going solar but hate the look of those shiny black boxes on the roof? New solar cells designed to look and perform […]

Solar Panel Turns Raindrops Into Power

By: James Rogers An innovative solar panel technology could turn raindrops into electric power, according to scientists in China. The new solar cell design, which can be “triggered” by both rain and sun, is described in a paper published in the Angewandte Chemie journal. “All-weather solar cells are promising in solving the energy crisis,” explain the scientists […]