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Debunking 4 Solar Panel Myths and Misconceptions

Debunking 4 Solar Panel Myths and Misconceptions

There are preconceived notions about harnessing any sustainable type of energy, and solar power tops the list. Those who are unfamiliar with using solar energy for residential use may think solar energy is too expensive or may not be appropriate for the region in which they live. It is time to bust 4 popular myths about solar panels and show why many homeowners should be considering solar panels as an efficient and cost-effective upgrade for their home. A guest post by Justin Havre from Justin Havre & Associates.

Invisible solar cells and other newest rooftop solar techniques

Invisible solar cells and other newest rooftop solar techniques

If you are keeping up with new technologies, then it is easy to notice the advancements we are making in this industry day by day. For the renewable energy sector this is the case as well. With innovative ways to harness energy and new gadgets, every green movement enthusiast’s wildest dreams are becoming true. So what’s new with solar cells?

PV panels: more power for less cash in 2017

PV panels: more power for less cash in 2017

Efficiency up, price down: 2017 promises to be a good year for PV panels. A commentary on the current and future module-market by Martin Schachinger, pvXchange.

Guest Article: Spain expropriates photovoltaic investors through reform of feed-in tariffs for renewable energies

The new Spanish feed-in tariff system for renewable energies was launched in summer 2013. It includes a retroactive fixation for “reasonable profitability” of existing solar investments. For some investors this comes close to an expropriation.

A Guest Post by Sönke Schlaich and Christoph Himmelskamp, Rödl & Partner.

pvXchange PV Price Index for November 2013

Modules prices: The year in review.

Although the downturn in prices for Japanese and German crystalline modules on the European spot market slowed down in November, it could not be stopped. Even prices for modules from China gave way again. Only the prices for imports from Southeast Asia stabilized with a slight upward trend towards December. This development is explained by largely exhausted import quotas and simultaneous sales of the abundant goods stocked from China at reduced rates.

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