An Overview of Solar Energy

We thought it would be a great idea to kick off the blog with a general overview of perhaps the most promising and most used alternative energy currently, solar energy....
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Solar Energy Could Help Bring Internet to Everyone!

You may be surprised to learn that approximately 65% of the earth has no internet coverage, but that’s all about to change courtesy of those those smart guys at Facebook.

Facebook earlier this week confirmed they have employed a team of engineers who are working around the clock developing drones equipped with solar panels across their wingspan capable of flying on their own for months, using solar power, at a time, safely above commercial airliner air space.

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Orbiting Solar Array Could Be a Reality!

It may sound a little out there, like something from a Star Trek script, but the United States Navey has come up with a plan, as well as two testing modules that would harness solar energy from the solar system and redirect it to earth for energy usage.

The idea is to launch a plethora of these modules into space and then have robots assemble them in space to form a satellite which would harvest the solar energy found in space and beam it back down to earth! I told you it sounded like a science fiction script!

Australian Solar Power Boom – Consumers Choose Change

Australians are turning in record numbers to solar panels to supply their homes energy needs with the number of consumers doubling over the past three years.

South Australia, leads the way with a 28 percent increase in solar panels Adelaide, closely followed by Queensland making up 22% of change, 18% in WA, 11% in NSW and Victoria making up the final 12%.

Solar Energy Timeline Infographic – A Graphical History

I thought I would share this awesome infographic with you of a brief overview of the timeline of solar energy.

Its mind boggling to think how far we have come since 1839 and exciting to look up the road and imagine what other changes are ahead of us as we move more and more to using solar and other preventatives as our energy sources.

German City Produces Four Times its Energy Consumption

Freiburg, Germany is home to the Sonnenschiff solar city. Sonnenschiff is German for “Sun Ship” and is the first combined solar and positive energy commercial building in the world

The reason its called “the Sun Ship” is due to its design and architecture resembling a freighter ship.

Make Your Own Solar Panel From Readily Available Materials

Any DIY enthusiast who is serious about his or her hobby has at some point wondered if you can make your own solar panel? Well the answer is yes! you can make your own solar panel and better still it can be done inexpensively and with readily available materials that you will find around your home and local hardware store.

Things you will need for a make your own solar panel project.

Get some solar cells, there are a number of different types of solar cells you can buy. If your trying to build your panels on a budget then go with ...

DIY Solar Power – Do It Yourself Solar Energy

DIY solar power (do it yourself solar power) is fast gaining popularity as a viable alternative energy choice to help supply people’s homes energy needs. There are now a number of alternative energy choices, but solar still stands head and shoulders above the rest as a viable, easily attainable, renewable energy source, that’s is effective and environmentally friendly. For some households the expense of having a commercial off the shelf solar panel system installed is still too expensive to afford (often costing many thousands of dollars),  DIY solar power systems (building your own solar panels) on the other hand, are cheap (as ...

Homemade Solar Cells – Build Your Own Solar Cells and Save $$$

In this current climate of rising energy costs and with the world now looking to move to greener energy choices, many people are looking into the viability of making their own homemade solar cells. So let’s get right to it, can you make your own solar cells? Well the answer is probably a surprise to many of you, but yes you can, you can make quality, usable solar cells and it’s nowhere near as hard or as expensive as you may think. In fact homemade solar cells can be built by just about anyone who has some rudimentary carpentry or DIY ...

Renewable Energy Courses

Discovery of several types of energy has taken place at the turn of century. This has ensured that people are no longer constricted of energy choices to coal and oil. The variety of energy in existence is in the form of renewable and non renewable forms. Emphasis is continually being placed on the usage of renewable sources of energy. Apart from acknowledging that most renewable energy is environment friendly, what additional information do you have regarding alternative energy? How much of the renewable energy courses have you as an individual studied? Admittedly, majority of persons know the fundamental fact that renewable ...

Solar Energy Jobs – Great Careers In Solar Energy

Solar energy is an alternative source of power that is friendly to the environment and most economical. More households and commercial establishments are attracted to solar energy because of the great benefits that they can get from it. Solar energy creates jobs for various categories that promise good compensation benefits to lucky job seekers. Hence, more workers are needed to fill in the wide vacancy in different solar energy jobs.

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These jobs are gaining wide attraction as they offer big salary and financial security. It is not difficult ...