Science


Solar Hot Water

06

Jun 2018

Solar Hot Water

The Solar Generation Family is pleased to announce that we are in the solar-powered water heating business. Old fashioned oil-fired boilers or conventional electric water heaters are very inefficient thermally (and so environmentally damaging). There is a better...

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Power Outages & Solar Energy

09

Nov 2017

Power Outages & Solar Energy

In order for the solar array to operate and for the inverter to turn on, power must be detected from the solar array as well as the grid. This means that in the case of grid outage, the...

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Solar Energy and Tiny Houses

09

Oct 2017

Solar Energy and Tiny Houses

There is a new way of living among us, in tiny houses. Tiny homes are generally around 40 to 600 square feet. The concept behind these small homes is that the homeowner can live pretty independently because they...

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How a Solar Array Works

30

Jun 2017

How a Solar Array Works

Curious how solar arrays work? This diagram shows you exactly that. Initially, the solar panels absorb the sun’s rays, which is then sent to the inverter. The inverter then converts the sunlight to electricity (DC-AC power). During the...

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Passive Solar Heating: Far From New

09

Jun 2017

Passive Solar Heating: Far From New

The Greeks were the first ones to use solar energy, somewhere around two thousand years ago.  They built their homes so that in the winter the sun’s rays would beam in, but not in the summer. Entire cities...

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Solar Energy Definitions: What’s a Watt?

23

Apr 2017

Solar Energy Definitions: What’s a Watt?

When you call us to talk about solar, we will probably discuss your electricity usage in kiloWatts so we can customize a system for you. What’s a Watt? This recent article in the altE blog does a great...

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