How does dirt or snow affect solar panels performance?

Take a look at the picture. Can you guess at what time of the day we rinsed solar panels with water? Do you notice a slight bump on the power production curve around noon time? Exactly! Quite often we are … More info

How Tesla Roof tiles are kept cool to ensure maximum efficiency?

It’s official; the first Tesla Solar roof has just been installed, and visually it looks pretty amazing. However, the big question many people are asking is, how is a glass solar panel going to help keep my house warm in … More info

Alberta Launches Solar Panels Incentives Program

The program is called RCSP which stands for Residential and Commercial Solar Program. If you own a home in Alberta and are looking to install solar panels, you can now receive 30% off your solar panels system cost up to … More info

Cost of solar panels in Ontario

For most potential solar customers, the motivations for considering the purchase of a solar array break down into a combination of personal priorities. Many people have environmental motivations – they want to reduce their carbon footprint. Others like the idea … More info

Efficiency of solar panels

In the world of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, researchers are continually striving to convert more and more of the sun’s energy into electricity with smaller and smaller solar cells. Many of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar panels are bringing … More info

How Long Will My Solar Panels Last?

Warranties on solar panels are a little different from warranties on other types of household appliances. For instance, a ten-year warranty on a washing machine promises that the machine will wash clothing exactly the same in year ten as it … More info

Will Hail Damage My Solar Panels?

One of the many common questions that homeowners have is regarding the durability of solar panels. Because they are installed on the roof of a home or business or a ground-mounted rack in an equally exposed area, they can fall … More info

Protecting Your Solar From Pests

Both rooftop and ground-mounted solar arrays are designed and engineered to withstand a myriad of environmental conditions. High wind, hail and even lightning strikes are no problem for a well engineered system. One persistent issue that can plague owners of solar, … More info

Solar trackers

It just makes sense that a solar panel pointed directly at the sun is going to make more power than one that is not facing it. Unfortunately, a solar panel on a roof-mounted array or other fixed rack is generally … More info

Drones & Solar: High Tech Cross-Over

When you think of drones, the first thing you think of might not be solar energy installation. But as in so many other industries that are experimenting with drones, the solar energy sector is seeing countless new opportunities when it … More info