The Ins and Outs of Solar Lights

Solar Light in a Garden

Solar lights are a very common and highly versatile solution for providing free outdoor lighting, particularly during summer and lighter parts of the year, but also potentially throughout the winter. They are typically low-cost, require virtually zero maintenance and are free to operate. In addition, they provide attractive aesthetic benefits as well as serving highly functional purposes, doing so at … Read More

Solar Water Heater Key Facts

On the roof: a Solar Water Heater Installation

While solar PV systems are rightly recognized as a major driver for the solar energy movement and the growth of green energy overall, solar water heater systems also have a significant role to play. On average, hot water consumes 18% of a typical family energy bill, and solar water heaters are an excellent means of meeting this demand, via clean, … Read More

Outdoor Standalone Solar Generating Stations for Home, Businesses & Public Spaces

Solar Station in a City

Imagine you’ve just received one of those ‘requests you can’t refuse’ from your boss. You discover that you’ve been asked (okay, directed) to undertake a ‘special project’ (which could mean almost anything, right, from “Yippee!” to “Oh no, what have I got myself into?”). Here’s the assignment… The mission Your boss (and his boss, i.e. the Board) want to make … Read More

Active Building Facades

A futuristic active Facade

As more and more businesses and public sector organizations embrace the opportunity and requirement for leveraging renewable energy, an increasing number of them are turning to solar power solutions. As good as rooftop solar system installations are, they can only generate so much energy, so the question is how to extend that capability. Mounting traditional solar panels on the sides … Read More

Solar Systems Usage in Business

Solar Power in front of an office

There is now a significant case to be made for the adoption of solar systems usage in business, with many businesses of all sizes, right up to multi-nationals already reaping sizeable benefits for years. In many cases, the financial case alone wins the day, especially once government subsidies are factored in, alongside depreciation and amortization of upfront costs. Once all … Read More

Renewable Energy Options for Businesses and Homes

A globe out of solar panels as a symbol for Renewable Energy

For the past several decades, there has been a growing awareness of the need for moving away from the dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels as energy sources, which have been in heavy use for more than a century. The key question has been that of finding renewable sources that could compete at least reasonably well with their fossil fuel counterparts. Although … Read More