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How Wind Turbines Work (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 8/2/16 10:00 AM

The modern marvel that is the wind turbine is doing amazing things to produce clean energy. Since as far back as 200 B.C., windmills have been used to grind grain or draw water, but electricity didn't start being produced until 1888. Those first turbines aren't as efficient as the ones we are deploying all over the world today, but it is great to look back on where we started from.

 

Today, wind power systems generate power for schools, buildings, homes and so much more. Take a look at what makes these massive windmills work and see how the energy is produced in this great graphic below: 

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Topics: Green Ideas, Infographics, Renewable Energy

How to Size Off Grid Solar Power Systems Like a Pro

Posted by SEPCO on 6/7/16 10:00 AM


Off grid solar power sizing can be tricky since you need to take into account many different factors so that you are never left without power. You also have to figure out how many solar panels it will take to run your application while also keeping costs down, as well as how large of a battery storage system you will need. Here is how you can size your off grid solar power system to perform year round under any condition the world wants to throw at you, built specifically for your needs.

 

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Can Solar Panels Still Generate Power in Bad Weather?

Posted by SEPCO on 5/10/16 10:00 AM

As I am sure we all can agree, no matter what, there is some sunlight even on the worst of days. Sunburns can even happen on a day when you don’t see the sun break through the clouds at all. That being said, can solar still generate power in bad weather? The simple answer is yes, but let’s expands on that.

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Solar Lighting Design

Making Your Community Green and Reduce Costs

Posted by SEPCO on 11/16/15 10:00 AM

 

Communities all across America are trying to improve their green image and reduce costs, but some are having a hard time figuring out where to start. Here are some ideas that can help improve your community and lower overall costs in the end.

  1. Build LEED

    New buildings, either commercial or residential, should be done to the highest green standards. Using highly efficient HVAC systems, energy efficient building materials such as Low-E or thermal

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Green Ideas, Renewable Energy, Conservation

Benefits of Renewable Energy

Posted by SEPCO on 6/22/15 10:00 AM

Renewable Energy and Green Power Energy efficiency opportunities have been available to some facilities across the county and some facilities may want to consider going green. It is studied that renewable energy is referenced as electricity distributed from energy sources in the form of Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Hydro and Biomass. These energies are abundant and based on energy flows that are replenished by natural process and does not become depleted when use, like fossil fuel or nuclear.

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Topics: Guest Post, Renewable Energy

People’s Climate March and the UN Climate Summit 2014

Posted by SEPCO on 9/25/14 9:30 AM

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Topics: Green Ideas, Renewable Energy

Amazing Changes Happening Now for Sustainable Living: Renewable Energy

Posted by SEPCO on 7/31/14 9:30 AM

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Topics: Green Ideas, Renewable Energy

6 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar

Posted by SEPCO on 7/24/14 9:30 AM

As with any investment, purchasing solar panels for your home is a decision that shouldn't be made lightly. You will need to consider many factors and avoid the numerous pitfalls. By hiring the right company and asking the right questions, you'll be able to benefit greatly from solar panels.

It is important to decide if having solar panels installed on your house is the right decision for your situation wants and needs. Solar panels offer many impressive benefits, but there are other factors to consider. We take a look at what questions you should ask before you make the switch, and the pitfalls to avoid.

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas, Solar Power, Renewable Energy

What is Included in a Remote Solar Power System Package

Posted by SEPCO on 5/8/14 4:35 PM

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Important Tips Linked To Solar Street Light Manufacturer Selection

Posted by SEPCO on 3/27/14 9:30 AM

With the pressure on to conserve energy, many companies and local authorities are installing solar powered street lights. These lights not only help save money, but also help reduce the pressure on power generation plants thus helping reduce greenhouse emission production. It also helps reduce pressure on the power grid thus helping divert the energy to other sectors and industries which need it more. When planning to purchase a large number of solar street lights, it’s important to keep certain factors in mind so as to select the right solar street light manufacturer and brands. Below are some of these factors which will help make more informed decisions:

The amount of light required

Street lights are meant to light up large areas thus requiring the solar lights to be bright. It’s important the radius each light eliminates be taken in to consideration thus allowing the distance between lights to be calculated. This makes it possible to determine the number of solar street lights that are required and helps estimate the cost. The larger the radius covered by each light, the fewer the number of solar street lights you need, thus helping reduce solar street light purchase and installation costs.

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Topics: Street Lighting, Renewable Energy, Solar Lighting Design

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