In general, there are six main instruments which are used to support investments in renewable energy technologies. Among those six are: quota obligation, feed-in tariffs, fiscal incentives, tax exemptions and premium. Table 1 below shows the various instruments used to enhance investment in renewable energy technologies in the EU. Table 1: Main Renewable Energy […]
Residential technology applications – green power for homes.
These days it is getting harder and harder to ignore the effects of global climate change. Hurricane Sandy decimated the Northeast, with even the seemingly impenetrable New York City finding itself deep underwater. Many people do not even realize that many parts of Manhattan are still not fully rebuilt. The summer also saw record heat […]
What exactly is an energy efficient home? Provided it meets with it’s owner’s energy demands, an energy efficient home is one that reduces energy waste by reducing unnecessary consumption of energy; consequently, energy efficient homes reduce their environmental impact by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses.
Solar panel maintenance is relatively easy and low cost considering that solar panels do not incorporate any mechanical moving parts. However, maintaining your solar panels in tip top condition is of significant importance for maintaining a high performance of the photovoltaic cell. Herein you will learn how to clean solar panels easily and effectively!
If you plan to have solar panels for your home or business you will definitely need a professional and certified solar panel installer to do your Solar Panel installation so that you would feel sure that your investment in solar energy will last for the number of years specified, warrantied and estimated in your feasibility […]
You may be thinking; “Solar power my home? I’ve heard that before.” It’s true that solar power has been long hailed as the solution to our coming energy crisis, with thousands of megawatts beating down on our planet daily, it very well may be that one day our homes will be powered with clean energy […]
Solar photovoltaic panels are a proven and mature technology that has diffused successfully into green architecture; the use of solar panels in buildings constitutes a solution towards green energy, in line with contemporary architectural design and with economic and environmental viability.
Is Solar right for you? Do you really have the money to invest in a solar panel for your home? Do you live in the right area to benefit from solar energy? These are just a few of the questions which need to be answered by homeowners who plan to install solar panels for their […]