Solar Gain Index is Online

We’re proud to announce that as part of our local weather info that is presented here on the Verde Solar Power webpage, we are now including an index of solar gain for our local area of Arizona.  This Solar Gain Index is a daily prediction of how productive a typical solar electric system will be for the date as a percentage of what its maximum capability is.   Clear days in late April will often produce close to 100% of a solar array’s potential, while days at the end of December will be more like 73%.   The typical array this is
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SMA Solar Academy

SMA Solar Academy demonstrates an exclusive new feature on the Sunny Boy 3000TL-US / 4000TL-US / 5000TL-US inverters. The Secure Power Supply (SPS) feature provides up 1500 Watts of daytime power even in the event of a grid outage.
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Solar is not like other energy sources

Solar is not like other energy sources. Photovoltaic cells are a transformative technology, Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic’s senior technology editor, argues in the short video above. The faster the price of solar energy falls, the more viable it becomes as a source of clean power — and the sooner we’ll see it on roofs across America. Animated by Lindsey Testolin, this clip is part of a six-part video series in The User’s Guide to Energy special report.
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The solution to our climate and energy problems

Is “green” energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains.
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SEIA video report

As this detailed SEIA video report shows, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate from the end of 2004 through the end of 2014.
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