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Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles – Are They Worth The Large Price Tag?

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles – Are They Worth The Large Price Tag?

In 2016 Elon Musk proclaimed to the world that Tesla would be manufacturing Solar Roof Tiles. Fast forward to 2021, and several versions later, momentum for installing Tesla roof tiles in(...)

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Keeping Solar Panels Clean; A Maintenance Guide

Keeping Solar Panels Clean; A Maintenance Guide

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Solar panels can last for decades, they’re built tough – but every so often they do require small amounts of maintenance. 

Staying on(...)

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What is the difference between monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels?

What is the difference between monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film solar panels?

The difference lies in the purity of the Crystallized Silicon (c-Si) used - the more perfectly aligned the silicon molecules, the better the solar cell will be at converting solar energy(...)

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Solar Panels on Opportunity, The Mars Rover - Lasting Longer Than Expected

Solar Panels on Opportunity, The Mars Rover - Lasting Longer Than Expected

Mars rover Opportunity, the little engine that could, has surpassed its original mission (which was 3 Earth months!) and is continuing its rovering to this day, a mere 12 years and 9(...)

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Solar Power Systems in Real Time, Right Now, in New Zealand!

Solar Power Systems in Real Time, Right Now, in New Zealand!

Thanks to Enphase Energy, anyone can view the performance of solar power systems around the world (including New Zealand!) via Enphases real time portal. Enphase's online viewing platform(...)

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Zero Export Devices For Grid Connect Solar Power Systems

Zero Export Devices For Grid Connect Solar Power Systems

When installing a grid connect solar power system you must have the approval of your local lines company.  On several occasions in New Zealand, people wanting to install a grid connect(...)

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Photon Laboratory Solar Panel Yield Measurement Results 2014

Photon Laboratory Solar Panel Yield Measurement Results 2014

In a previous blog post we shared the results of the 2013 Solar Panel Yield Measurement results. Below are the 2014 results.

Photon is an industry magazine and conference(...)

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What's New in Solar Powered Boating?

What's New in Solar Powered Boating?

If you have been on boating trip with your family, you might have noticed how the fuel prices have gone so high up, even when you're traveling at sea-level. On one such trip, we stopped for fuel and I was beyond shocked when I noticed the diesel cost more than $1,000(...)

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