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Canada’s Largest University Converts to Solar Energy

In recent years, the University of Toronto has stepped up its efforts to reduce its usage of fossils fuels, and convert its campus buildings to solar energy. Last year, the University placed solar panels on the roof of a building in the center of...

Structural Effect of Solar Arrays on an Existing Structure

This is an exciting time to be part of the solar industry. Many people have begun to reap the benefits of incorporating solar into their homes and businesses. This means that not only are new buildings accommodating solar, but also many existing...

What Makes a Good Solar Module?

Promises made at the time of sale do not provide module buyers with adequate guarantees in respect of quality and energy yield. Actual performance is what really counts. Knowing what constitutes a good module can mitigate the risk for customers and...

The Next Big Thing in the Glass and Glazing Industry

When considering the impact of BIPV on green construction, it’s important to clarify the following terminology of the photovoltaics industry applications:: BIPV, or Building Integrated Photovoltaics, are fenestration applications. BAPV, or...

Is Crowdsourcing the Future of Solar?

In his recent book BOLD, Peter Diamandis discusses four exponential trends poised to disrupt industries around the world. Diamandis makes the case that crowdsourcing has explosive disruptive power, since the crowd can usually accomplish a single...

What’s Under Your Solar Panels?

Do you know what’s really under those roof-mounted solar PVs you just installed? You should. Not fully understanding the commercial roofing system underneath the solar array can have a negative impact on your customer, and leave you exposed to...

Robust Solar Energy Plants for Hurricane-Prone Regions

Living on small islands means depending on imported fossil fuels and high-maintenance diesel generators for power. Gradually, however, local governments and private investors are beginning to offset this dependence by applying clean, renewable, and...

California Farms’ Newest Harvest – Solar Energy

Across the golden state, farmers are turning their focus from the soil to the sky by adding large-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations to their land. California farms account for almost

Why Owners Have Difficulty Finding the Cause of Solar Underperformance

Identifying small problems early is critical to maximizing the long-term revenue of a solar plant. Even at pennies per kWh, when considering one bad cell in one module, the math over the life of the plant can translate to tens of thousands. The...

Focus on Service Can Unlock Solar Revenue Growth

The solar industry faces several hurdles in the near future as subsidies fluctuate, government policies shift and traditional oil and gas companies

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