Panda Meet Graph

Guest post by David Archibald   China recently built a photovotaic farm in the shape of a panda at a cost of some $40 million. To create the visual effect of darker and lighter solar panels, Panda Green Energy used both darker monocrystalline silicon and lighter thin film cells. No doubt the cost will come…

Solar Import Tariff Proposal Splits the Industry

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Trump is expected to rule imminently on a petition by US solar manufacturer Suniva to impose tariffs on cheap imports of solar panels. Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry Reuters Jul. 25, 2017, 1:03 AM By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. solar companies…

Solar Companies Using ‘2008 Sub-Prime Lender’ Tactics To Sell Panels

Energy Andrew Follett Energy and Science Reporter 2:42 PM 07/19/2017 The consumer group Campaign for Accountability (CFA) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Wednesday to investigate rooftop solar companies for misleading sales practices targeting senior citizens and other vulnerable populations in the same manner sub-prime lenders did before the 2008 financial crisis. CFA sent a…

Eclipseocalypse – Electrics Brace for Solar Darkness

When the sun goes dark, California will lose the equivalent of five nuclear power plants of power. Martin Rosenberg | Jun 29, 2017 The Energy Times   California is bracing for a significant loss of electric power as its fast-growing fleet of solar electric panels plunge into darkness during a major solar eclipse on August…

Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to prevent supposed catastrophes caused by manmade global warming and climate change – ignore three fundamental flaws. 1) In the Real World outside the realm of…

Solar Panel Fire Destroys Multi-story Building Roof

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Man BearPig – A massive fire has ripped through a new building development in London, thankfully untenanted and still under construction. Witnesses suggest the fire appears to have been concentrated around the building’s solar panels. Large blaze breaks out at brand new block of £1million flats in East London…