Especially with last week’s harrowing UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, environmental reasons can be one of the most important to go solar. Luckily, solar costs are dropping, and they are dropping fast- solar energy is now a feasible form of energy. “The time of solar has arrived and this is good news for the world.” Read on here.
The solar industry is growing rapidly- according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, by 2023, more than 64 million panels will be installed annually. Solar systems are a sustainable way to generate power, but there is an environmental cost- what to do with the panels when they reach the end of their working life? Read on to find out what the top solar researcher’s thoughts are when it comes to solar panel recycling here.
This year (2108) may be the best year for solar loans:
“Despite rising interest rates affecting all consumer lending, GTM Research forecasts in its latest report, Bringing Scale, Profitability and Value to the Residential Solar Market, that solar lending will become the No. 1 consumer finance solution for residential solar systems in 2018.” For more information, read on here.
Through a spontaneous discovery, researchers have developed a new technique that will maximize energy efficiency by “funneling” photovoltaic energy directly into solar panels and batteries. As solar energy becomes more popular for homeowners, scientific breakthroughs such as this could make the technology even more affordable. For more information, read on here.
Sure Portland has wet, cloudy weather during Winter months, but Summer and Fall bring long stretches of sunny weather that make Portland a great choice for solar power. The city of Portland has more information about residential solar power here. Learn more about solar panels in Portland, OR on our website.