Solar Industry Brings Decentralized Electricity Back to the Forefront
New technologies are slowly grabbing a small slice of the market share of electricity generation and distribution. But this has not been without it’s challenges.
Does Tesla’s Solar Roof Make Economic Sense?
The new Tesla Solar Roof has been making headlines since it was officially launched in 2016. But what do the numbers say?
Electric Driverless Cars to Take Over Roads by 2030
Technology, not climate policies will drive the move to autonomous electric cars. Market forces are bringing it about with a speed and ferocity that governments could never hope to achieve.
SolarCity’s Highly Efficient Solar Panels
SolarCity is the already the leading installer of residential solar panels in the US. And with their new Gigafactory in NewYork, they are set to become a manufacturer and supplier for everything solar, from making the panels to installation on rooftops. Capable of making 10,000 solar panels a day, …
Solar Power Costs May Fall Below Coal In Decade
Coal has traditionally been the cheapest form of electricity worldwide. But Solar power is now less expensive than coal in some parts of the world. And in less than a decade, it will most likely be the lowest cost option everywhere, according to this Bloomberg New Energy Finance article. With …
Vancouver Streamlines Solar Permitting Process
In May of 2015 Novo Solar Solutions owner Mark Tizya attended the Renewable Cities forum. The Forum brought together city staff, elected officials, businesses, NGOs, and researchers from around the world to participate in a solution-focused dialogue on implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency in cities. During the forum …
A Record Year for Renewable Electricity
2015 was a good year for renewable energy as the world’s total capacity growth reached an all time record of 153 gigawatts (GW). Solar energy accounted for 49 GW of that total. This is the first time in history that renewable energy accounted for more than 50% of the …
A Million Solar Panel Installations
In the summer of 2016, the United States reached a new milestone in solar installations. 1 million installations nationwide. Since the first solar patent by Bell Labs in 1954 to the first U.S. PV Solar installation in 1973, the trajectory of solar has been a slow climb to a million. …
Does 6kWh of electricity equal 4 litres of gasoline?
How much electricity is used to refine 4 litres (1 Gallon) of gasoline? The reason we ask is because the distance an electric vehicle can drive on 4 litres of gas is equal to 6kWh of electricity.
6 Reasons to Go Solar
Installing solar panels on your BC home or business makes a lot of sense. With grid parity now a reality, the cost to install a solar panel system has never been lower. So what are some of the reasons why you might consider solar power for your home? Solar …