Tag: solar panels

Solar panel refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating. A photovoltaic (in short PV) module is a packaged, connected assembly of typically 6×10 solar cells. Solar Photovoltaic panels constitute the solar array of a photovoltaic system that generates and supplies solar electricity in commercial and residential applications.

Project Profile – Microgrid Technology

Project Profile – Microgrid Technology

Nearly 25 years ago, Caterpillar opened a proving ground about 30 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. The facility consists of large open-air test areas, where Caterpillar conducts field trials of many of its large mining equipment before being brought to market. The proving ground site also includes workshops and an office building.

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Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Lancaster, California, Aims for Net-Zero Energy

Lancaster, California, Aims for Net-Zero Energy

What would it mean if every newly constructed California home was energy independent? In 2014, the City of Lancaster, California, was the first city to require solar panels on new homes. In doing so, it pioneered a policy that has since been adopted by several other California cities, including San

Top Global Innovators to Speak at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Tech Talks

Top Global Innovators to Speak at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Tech Talks

MILWAUKEE (February 8, 2017) – CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, revealed an exciting line-up of featured speakers for its Tech Talks forum.

Speakers, whose presentations will be dubbed Tech Talks, will focus primarily on the growing opportunity for applied and blue sky innovation

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Paying Back Over a Lifetime

Paying Back Over a Lifetime

This post isn’t so much about erosion—the closest I can come is to claim it’s vaguely about sand—but I think there’s an interesting question here nevertheless. An article  published last month in the Economist, commenting on research recently conducted in the Netherlands, discusses the “greenness” of solar panels. Solar energy,

Georgia Power Dedicates New 30-MW Solar Facility at Fort Stewart

Georgia Power Dedicates New 30-MW Solar Facility at Fort Stewart

Leaders from Georgia Power and the U.S. Army joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Fort Stewart near Hinesville, Ga. today to dedicate a new 30 megawatt (MW) on-base solar facility. The 30 MW alternating current, or 42 MW direct current, solar generation facility is the fourth completed

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

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