Category Archives: solar panels on roof

Cabinet approves Phase II of rooftop solar programme – The Hindu
20 Feb
9:31

Cabinet approves Phase II of rooftop solar programme – The Hindu

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved Phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme that aims to achieve a cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW from rooftop solar projects by 2022. The programme will be implemented with a total central financial support of â‚ą11,814 crore. The Phase II […]

How long should your solar power system last? – Domain News
20 Feb
8:01

How long should your solar power system last? – Domain News

It’s a long-term investment with a long-term pay-off for your hip pocket and the environment. But putting solar panels on your roof isn’t the end of the story. How do you get the most out of your system, and what happens if it fails? How long should the solar panels […]

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country – Solar Builder
20 Feb
6:18

PV Pointer: Safety tips for rooftop solar panels in snow country – Solar Builder

If you are installing solar panels in the northern half of the United States, there are a few winter safety precautions you need to take to prevent potentially dangerous situations. Traditional residential asphalt shingle roofs have a high coefficient of friction that helps to hold rooftop snow accumulations in place […]

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon – TechCrunch
20 Feb
4:47

These hyper-efficient solar panels could actually live on your roof soon – TechCrunch

The clean energy boffins in their labs are always upping the theoretical limit on how much power you can get out of sunshine, but us plebes actually installing solar cells are stuck with years-old tech that’s not half as good as what they’re seeing. This new design from Insolight could […]

Redevelop Delhi for better living: DDA VC – India Today
20 Feb
3:14

Redevelop Delhi for better living: DDA VC – India Today

Delhi needs serious redevelopment of JJ clusters, old colonies and structures to improve the quality of life of those who live there as well as unlock space to use for commercial use, DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said on Tuesday at Mail Today’s Build India Summit. “Too much redevelopment has not […]

California pushes people to splash out on zero-energy homes – Mortgage Professional America
20 Feb
1:41

California pushes people to splash out on zero-energy homes – Mortgage Professional America

In the wake of unprecedented wildfires, California has called for homes and multi-family residential buildings to include solar panels starting in 2020. De Young Properties, an environmentally friendly homebuilding company, has continued to build zero-energy homes in accordance with California’s renewable energy mandate in an effort to be more environmentally […]

Fuelling the future | Feature – Royal Society of Chemistry
19 Feb
8:39

Fuelling the future | Feature – Royal Society of Chemistry

If you take a materials science class at Swansea University you might find yourself staring at the wall. Not because you’re bored, but because these classes often take place in the university’s Active Classroom, where the walls – and the roof and windows – generate more energy than the classroom […]

Installing solar on tiled roofs requires patience and proper footing – Solar Power World
19 Feb
7:09

Installing solar on tiled roofs requires patience and proper footing – Solar Power World

The tile rooftops found in warmer regions of the United States have been a problematic install section for solar. The roofing tiles last a long time if handled correctly, but even just a misplaced footstep can be a project setback. With the proper equipment, knowhow and footwork, tile roofs don’t […]

Under Tesla, SolarCity — once king of rooftop solar — slips into shadows – San Francisco Chronicle
19 Feb
5:32

Under Tesla, SolarCity — once king of rooftop solar — slips into shadows – San Francisco Chronicle

Five years ago, SolarCity ruled the rooftops. No other company in the fast-growing solar industry installed nearly as many panels on American homes. The pace of installation was accelerating quarter after quarter, leaving such rivals as Sunrun and Vivint far behind. Then electric auto manufacturer Tesla bought the company. Now, […]

SUPERFARM is an urban vertical farm that is energy self-sufficient – Inhabitat
19 Feb
5:27

SUPERFARM is an urban vertical farm that is energy self-sufficient – Inhabitat

French design practice Studio NAB has proposed a large-scale vertical farm as a sustainable solution to urban population growth in the face of dwindling arable land. Envisioned for urban centers, the conceptual vertical agriculture facility — dubbed the SUPERFARM — aims to produce high-yielding food with high nutrition values, including […]

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