Imagine a world where the homeowner is fully approved for financing their solar project within 48 hours. Stick with me here. Now imagine that same homeowner not being blindsided by corrupt companies with hidden fees as high as 25% of the overall project cost. Are you still with me? What if the same homeowner didn’t suffer an early payment penalty for the solar project? Think it’s not real? Think again. It’s happening right now. In Florida.
Most people, when they buy an EV, are excited by the prospect of helping nature by driving an environmentally friendly vehicle. Much to their chagrin, however, it turns out most charging stations are powered by fossil fuel so the overall benefit is greatly lessened. The solution is to install solar panels at home and charge your vehicle overnight. How many panels do you need? No need to break out the calculator as SunPower has done the math for you.
Don’t think it’s possible to create a viable, community-based, solar solution in environments where it snows heavily every year? Think again. Not only is it possible but this multi-phase project proves how successful a partnership between the government, local residents and the utility company can be. It takes advantage of under-utilized land, a phased rollout allowed for a proper pace of adoption and they even provided a plan that took the bees, birds and other wildlife into account.
Certainly, The James Webb Space Telescope is one of man’s most successfully implemented science projects. The amount and type of data it will collect will change how we view our place in the cosmos forever. But how does it get its power? The JWST was outfitted with five solar panels comprising a twenty foot array and generating almost double of its 1 kilowatt of requirement. This will allow it to stay in service for up to possibly twenty years as it allows for degradation of the panels.
Finally, where is the technology of solar panels going? Just how much higher can efficiency be pushed to allow for less panel requirements and offer better space-saving solutions? The answer is dramatically higher. This is enough to get anyone excited.