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NREL Developing Improved Tech to Lower Costs for Multi-Junction Solar Cells

Chris Meehan

July 19, 2018

NREL Developing Improved Tech to Lower Costs for Multi-Junction Solar Cells

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has revamped an older technology that could make the cost of multi-junction solar cells cost competitive with conventional silicon solar panels available today.

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Andrew Sendy

July 14, 2018

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Thin film solar panels are smaller, lighter, last longer and cost less. So, why aren't they used for residential installations?

A complete review of Grape Solar panels

Ana Almerini

July 13, 2018

A complete review of Grape Solar panels

Before you buy Grape Solar panels, read our comprehensive review to make sure they make sense for your lifestyle and energy needs.

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

The answer we’ve heard for years is to turn to renewable types of energy because fossil fuels are being depleted and a danger to the environment. Make a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprints.

How has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

How has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Solar power technology has been around for a lot longer than many realize. Throughout its development, the technology has seen countless transformations with increased increments of efficiency and eventually a drop in prices that made it available for res

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

July 11, 2018

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

When you think of solar panels, you generally picture them on the roof of your house. That's where they always go, right? Not necessarily. There's another option, called ground-mounted solar panels. What's the difference? And how much will that difference

What is net metering and how does it work?

Catherine Lane

July 3, 2018

What is net metering and how does it work?

Your complete guide to net metering. Find out how this popular money-making solar incentive works, and if it’s available in your area.

Are Canadian Solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Andrew Sendy

July 2, 2018

Are Canadian Solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Canadian solar panels are one of the best tier 1 brands on the market. I tend to prefer them over the other leading tier one brands because they can be significantly cheaper whilst producing a similar amount of power per watt.

Are Panasonic solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Andrew Sendy

June 21, 2018

Are Panasonic solar panels the best solar panels for your home?

Panasonic panels are an excellent choice for a solar consumer looking to install a solar panel that has matching similar warranties to the most respected brands on the market, but doesn’t take your life savings. The HIT cell technology and partnership wit

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