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The Future of Solar Energy in the United States

  The future is solar-powered, or at least that’s what it may look like here in the United States. And while we certainly still have a long way to go (and an enormous amount of red tape to cross) Solar Us Shop is happy to be a part of the renewable energy revolution, primarily powered by the sun, wind, and water.  In this article, we take a look ahead at solar energy’s potentially leading role in the future of United States electricity generation. Our Current Reality In 2020, nearly one-fifth (19.8%) of the electricity generated at a utility-scale level nationwide was powered by renewable energy resources. A slowly rising percentage in the country’s energy portfolio, the top two renewables in...

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5 Renewable Ways to Power Your Home In 2022

  Renewable sources of power are becoming more and more popular as people look for ways to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. And while many homeowners still rely on traditional methods like solar and wind energy, a few new options are available you can consider while doing 3d architectural renderings. In this article, we’ll take a look at five renewable sources of power you can use at home in 2022. 1. Solar energy Solar energy is the most popular form of renewable energy globally and is expected to take over as the leading source of power by 2022. It is due to the falling prices of solar panels and the increasing demand for solar-powered homes. If you’re looking to install...

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Solar Power: The Perfect Guide For Installing Solar Panels

  Solar power is becoming more and more popular as people become more environmentally conscious. Solar power provides an efficient and renewable source of energy, and it also helps reduce your carbon footprint. If you're thinking about installing solar panels in your home, you'll want to read this guide first. This article will discuss the basics of solar power, including how it works and the benefits of using it. We'll also provide a step-by-step guide on how to install solar panels in your home. What is Solar Power? Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy. This energy can power homes, businesses, and other buildings. The sun is a virtually inexhaustible energy source, and solar power is one...

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The Disadvantages of Solar and Wind Energy: And What Is Being Done to Overcome Them

At Solar Us Shop, it's no secret that we love renewable energy. With an online store full of solar and wind-powered products, we love helping our customers get their hands on green energy solutions to everyday problems. Of course, with solar and other renewable energies, it is not always “sunshine and rainbows.” And unfortunately, it doesn’t take a genius to point out that solar panels cannot produce electricity at night.  While we are not here to lie about any of the shortcomings of renewable energy, we thought it may be a good idea to put all of the disadvantages of renewable energy out in the open to remind everyone that we are aware of the potential setbacks of optimal performance. ...

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How to Heat a House With Solar Panels 

Energy costs are on the rise. The biggest contributor to the average fuel bill is heating. In the northern hemisphere, many of us still rely on energy converted from fossil fuels to provide year-round heating. If you're looking to make your home more sustainable, it's well worth exploring the benefits of solar panel technology.Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable and easy to install, with many suppliers providing ongoing support for customers. With more products available than ever before, it's simple to find a solar-powered solution to heat just about any home. When properly implemented, solar-powered systems can provide you with all the energy required to meet your heating needs. Choosing the best solar heating solution for your home Thermal solar...

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How is Solar Stored at Home?

  Solar energy is the least expensive form of electricity in human history. It’s clean and efficient. And contrary to what you may have heard, it’s incredibly reliable - as long as the sun exists, solar will continue to be an excellent way of creating electricity.  So why isn’t solar everywhere? It’s hard to store. That’s the main problem with solar energy. The batteries that are currently available can certainly store some electricity - a lot, even - but they can’t store it for very long. That means you can’t rely on solar batteries to carry you through the winter in northern climates. Fortunately, there are other ways of taking advantage of solar power. We’re going to discuss storing solar...

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Considerations When Choosing the Right Solar Panel

  Though the initial investment may appear pricey, installing solar panels can save you a lot of money in the long run. Since sunlight is free, solar energy is largely considered to be the cheapest source of energy in the world. So long as you live in a region that gets enough sunlight, solar panels will be able to sufficiently produce enough energy to meet your electricity needs.However, the efficiency of such an investment will depend on the quality of the solar panels you purchase. To help you get started, we’ve provided a list of criteria you need to consider when buying a solar panel. Conversion Efficiency In any solar panel, energy efficiency hinges on a component called the inverter,...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman or Environmentalist in Your Life

While everyone loves the outdoors, most holiday shoppers have at least one special person on their list who seems to love the natural world a bit more than everyone else. Whether it’s a love of camping, hiking, hunting, photography, bird watching, or any other outdoor activity, environmentally inspired gifts can be a great, thoughtful gesture for men, women, and children alike.  The Top 10 Gifts for Outdoor Men and Women  At Solar Us Shop, we are always on the lookout for the next eco-gadget or environmentally-friendly gift that can help bring joy to people’s lives as a useful product that keeps the health of the planet in mind. For this holiday season and for many to come, we’ve developed this...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

  As homes undergo wear and tear over the years, you want to make sure the improvements you make will last you longer than the original products. You’ll also want to make sure that you're making a positive impact on the home, your community, and the overall environment. There are some sustainable changes, big and small, you can make to your home that will last a lifetime, avoid some environmental risks, and have a positive impact on your community. . Solar Energy Solar energy is one of the most popular sustainable swaps in the last few years. A large appeal of this type of energy usage is that it allows you to continue your same level of consumption while avoiding...

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How do Solar Batteries Work? A Simple Guide to Renewable Energy Storage

  If you have any interest in renewable power, then you may know how critical storage is to the continued development of sustainable, green infrastructure. While solar batteries are just a small piece of the puzzle for a nationwide renewable energy revolution, they are also quickly becoming more widespread in many shapes and sizes across the globe. As both wind and solar produce energy intermittently, battery storage enables the power generated by the panels or turbines to be stored for later use, when the sun isn’t shining or the breeze is not blowing fast enough to meet local electricity demand. In this sense, batteries can pave the way for a renewable-powered future.  In this article, we’ll take a look at...

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Environmental Risks that can be Reduced by Renewable Energy

  Since the dawn of time, man has been one with the environment, using its resources to create the best possible life on earth. However, after a few millennia of development, the human race has most recently had the greatest negative effect on the natural environment since the last ice age.  So who is to blame? Although there are plenty of deforestation, unsustainable agriculture, and industrial manufacturing processes that are contributing to the greenhouse effect of rising global temperatures, burning fossil fuels like oil and gas are the absolute main cause of the majority of human impact.  In today’s world, nearly everyone in the United States will admit that renewable energies are considered “green,” whether or not they have a...

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How Much Do Solar Panels Weigh?

  Using solar panels is becoming increasingly common for most people around the world, especially in the U.S.  Our roofs aren’t only useful for protecting us from atmospheric changes like rain, snow, or heat. In fact, we can use them to install solar panels that help us generate the necessary power for our buildings and constructions.  With that being said, the first thing asked when installing solar panels is can my roof handle solar panels?  Luckily, in this article, we are going to answer all the questions that come to your mind if you are interested in installing a solar system on your roof.  How much do solar panels weigh? Most solar panels weigh around 20 to 50 pounds depending...

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How To Remove Snow From Solar Panels on a Roof

  Winter is coming, and that means snow will soon be on the ground. If you live in an area where there is a lot of snow, this can be quite a big problem, as solar panels and snow don’t get along too well. But how do you remove snow from solar panels on a roof? If you don't know how to get rid of the snow, your solar panels may not work properly or at all. Don't worry! We are here to help you. In this article, we will provide you with five tips that will help you to clear away the pesky white stuff from your solar panels, so you can power up your home with clean energy...

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The Homeowners Guide To Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Landscaping your home comes with many perks. Not only does it boost curb appeal, but it is financially beneficial for the overall value of your property. However, some landscaping practices are not as sustainable as they may appear—causing a negative impact on the environment and potentially your property.   Whether your home is on a small urban property, rural farm, or somewhere in between, making intentional decisions about your landscaping options is only the first step to planning your eco-friendly design. Before you start any landscaping projects, it’s important to be familiar with some basic principles. Check out our pointers below and incorporate them into your next eco-friendly landscaping endeavor!   Eco-Friendly Landscaping VS. Traditional Methods Traditional landscape plans emphasize...

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The Most Exciting New Solar Power Technologies in 2021

  Solar power has always had exciting prospects. When it was first developed in 1954, the idea of gaining electricity from the sun was quite revolutionary. Three or four years later, solar panels were being used to power some of the world's first satellites. It's now becoming commonplace to see solar panels on rooftops. But as 2021 marches on, there are still many more exciting solar technologies to look forward to.   Adaptable Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Not everyone likes the way solar panels affect the appeal of their home. Unfortunately, properties with traditional features can often appear mismatched with this innovative technology. However, BIPV is providing the means of seamlessly integrating solar energy with any home. Solar power roof shingles...

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