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Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...panels, and by 18% when tested with a system that had optimally-angled panels. According to Pearce, in most cases with well-placed solar arrays, the energy coll...

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How solar panels work
Renewable energy

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...solar panels There are a variety of types of solar panels on the market today. While the vast majority of solar panels are made from silicon, a non-metalli...

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Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar , which is about home orientation and window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar...

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Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...solar installer so they can measure all of these parameters and give you advice about how best to proceed. Which direction should solar panels face? T...

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Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...all low-flow shower heads and fixtures than it will to buy an extra panel to meet all your hot water needs. Solar installation angle: Most residential...

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Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...all 2 . What we like about Tesla's Solar Roof: Solar Roof © Tesla Almost all solar panels are silica based, Tesla shingles are quartz b...

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Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...About the author: Greg Dorsey is a Maine certified solar installer with Goggin Energy of Portland, Maine, read his bio here. Home battery systems have rece...

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Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

All about off-grid power generation

...panels: 12 Solarworld 235 watt panels (2820W in total) Additional panels (fall of 2015) : 12 Jinko 250 watt panels (3000W total) Batteries : 8 Deka deep cycle s...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...solar design features into their homes for thousands of years. Active solar refers to any system of solar panels whether it be photovoltaic power generatio...

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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...solar thermal collector? A photovoltaic (PV) solar collector converts solar radiation into electricity, but a solar thermal collector is much simpler than ...

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Off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...ally determines whether you will be reducing your personal emissions by installing solar panels. Installing home battery systems: In the earlier days ...

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