Posts Categorized: Technology

December 6, 2017 · Fellows By Hannah Capshaw, CU Boulder MENV Candidate / Chief of Staff and Energy Fellow, Dream Tank As I started my graduate career at CU Boulder’s Masters of the Environment (MENV) program this past fall, I had a broad, yet shallow, range of experiences under my belt as the youngest person… Read More

The most efficient solar panel on the market is now available for home power generation. Avoid squandering roof space with a lesser solar panel. With an efficiency of over 22%, SunPower’s X22 360 watt panel offers more solar energy generation per square foot. The new X-Series residential panels convert more sunlight to electricity producing 38%… Read More

Over the years, I have been asked whether or not PV systems emit significant levels of electromagnetic radiation or in industry parlance, electromagnetic interference or ‘EMI’. EMI is also called radio frequency interference or RFI. Many electronic devices emit some levels of electromagnetic radiation; the amount and type is regulated by the FCC (Federal Communications… Read More

The benefits of a tracker solar system: on and off the grid Tracking solar arrays are a beautiful thing to behold; like sunflowers they optimize their energy absorption by following the path of the sun throughout the day. Trackers come in two basic designs: single and dual axis. The latter type maintains perfect perpendicular orientation… Read More

Posted by Dave DeGraaff of SunPower As one of the world’s most innovative solar companies, SunPower is proud to design, build and install products that lead the industry in durability, reliability and efficiency. Let’s take a look at efficiency. When you hear people talking about solar panel efficiency they are referring to the amount of sunlight… Read More

PV4EV! Photovoltaic Electric Systems are the ideal match for electric vehicle owners seeking a low-cost and low-impact lifestyle.  Get your solar on! The electric cars (EV = electric vehicle) are coming! Fact is, they’re very much here. In 2014 at least thirteen new electric car models came to market in the United States; 22 EV… Read More