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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

Why Solar Is Always A Good Investment In Your Business

Posted by SEPCO on 4/12/16 10:02 AM

Contemplating the investment in solar power for your business can be utterly daunting. Between the initial expense and worry over whether it will pay off, you might be stressed about making the best choice as a business owner. But did you know that every 10 seconds, the sun generates enough energy to power everything on our planet. Letting your business tap into this unlimited, free power source is one of the smartest business choices you can make—and it’s a win for the future of our planet, too. Here at Modernize, we’re passionate about helping people live a more eco-friendly lifestyle—here are the top reasons why investing in solar is a strategic move for your business. 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Guest Post, Green Ideas, Solar Power

6 Reasons Why Flow Meters Should Use Off Grid Solar Power Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 4/5/16 10:00 AM

Off grid solar power systems provide power to many different applications. Recently installed was a small solar power system used to power a flow metering and temperature measurement device.

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Topics: Solar Power

13 Great Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 3/29/16 10:00 AM

Ever wonder why solar is a great alternative to standard grid electric? Let's look at 13 great reasons to use solar power and solar lighting systems over traditional electric.

1. Green – Solar is green. Green is the new black. Enough said. Green energy is totally the new rage, but it is also a way to look out for the future of our planet and reduce our impact.

2. Renewable – Solar is a renewable energy source. The sun is always present and even the cloudiest days, there is a bit of insolation available for the solar panels to soak up.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Green Ideas, Solar Power

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Power Assembly

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

Part 5 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the power assembly. Now that you know what area of coverage you are requiring by determining the lumen requirements for the project, as well as the required operation profile, it is time to determine what size solar power assembly will be required. This is determined by a simple calculation after some additional information is gathered.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design

How to Camouflage Solar Panels in a Residential Environment

Posted by SEPCO on 9/14/15 10:00 AM

When homeowners are first approached about putting solar panels on their house, a number of concerns inevitably pop up, ranging from cost to installation to the appearance on an otherwise unblemished roof. While the first two obstacles are becoming easier by the day, with a bit of advance planning, your solar panels can be made practically invisible from all but the planes passing overhead. 

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Topics: Guest Post, Solar Power

Why Custom Solar Lighting Solutions are Important

Posted by SEPCO on 7/27/15 10:00 AM

Solar powered energy is a fast growing trend and has been recognized worldwide as an affordable eco-friendly solution. It’s becoming common to see solar panels on the tops of buildings, and now more often, we see them popping up on streetlights, parking lot lights, signs, and so many other applications.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power

5 Reasons to Install Solar Panels

Posted by SEPCO on 4/20/15 10:00 AM

Nowadays sustainable use of energy is being focused a lot. With that usage of renewable and unconventional energy resources are more concentrated upon as compared to the non-renewable and conventional energy resources. If you haven’t installed solar panels yet, below listed are a few reasons to get one as soon as possible:

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Topics: Guest Post, Green Ideas, Solar Power

Solar Tax Credit Facts and Information: Use It Before It Runs Out

Posted by SEPCO on 1/26/15 10:00 AM

The solar tax credit helps homeowners and businesses alike to lower the cost of using solar for their home and business. This tax credit provides a 30% Federal Tax Credit that can be applied to homeowners towards their personal income tax or to businesses to apply towards their Federal business income tax. This can add up to huge savings. And if all of the money isn’t used that year, it can be rolled over to the next, up to five consecutive years.

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Topics: Solar Power, Funding

Advantages and Benefits of Solar Power Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 1/12/15 10:40 AM

In 2012, I went to Wiki Answers to help provide you a post on the Solar Power Advantages and Disadvantages. In the last three years, a lot has changed in the solar industry and I thought it was time to reevaluate these and see what has changed over time and focus more on the positive, but don’t worry, we’ll hit the disadvantages to be fair.

Financial Advantage of Solar Power:

One of my favorite sites One Block Off The Grid (Now Pure Energies) provided an Infographic the year I wrote the original article: How Much Does Solar Cost? that showed the average cost and savings around the US at the time. SEIA states that as of Quarter 2 of 2014, solar prices have decreased 64% from 2010 and installations have increased dramatically. Between 2012 and 2014, the average price of traditional energy sources increased around 5% over the last two years and is projected to increase even more (see the Short-Term Energy Outlook provided by the EIA). With the large decrease of solar and the steady increase of standard forms of energy, solar is making more and more financial sense.

That’s not the only financial advantage…for two more years; the Federal Tax Incentives are still available along with many state and local incentives that increase the financial savings of installing solar. These are mostly available for companies, groups and individuals who pay taxes; however, for all the non-profit organizations, there is still money available through grants for solar power and other solar rebates and incentives. There is a lot of financial assistance available to help lower the cost of the solar system even further.

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Topics: Green Ideas, Solar Power

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