Are Solar Panels Going To 300 Watts Soon?

Right now solar panels are around the 200 watt range. Are they ever Going To 300 Watts is a question I asked John Shaw project engineer of Bella Energy. Absolutely, any manufacturer can do that right now. You shouldn’t really look at how many watts a panel has – rather how many watts per square […]

SMUD Enviornmental Leadership: Clean energy and technology

At SMUD we’re committed to clean energy and technology that’s good for you and our community. Our energy resources, programs and services support clean energy solutions that help our environment and we provide options to help homes and businesses meet higher energy efficiency standards. Environmental leadership is a core value at SMUD. We were the […]

SMUD’s Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant is now a ghost

since decommissioning was completed in 2009 SMUD’s closed Rancho Seco nuclear plant is a shell of its former self after an extended federally inspected decommissioning process that began in 1997 most of the shuttered plant consists of empty buildings vacant lots and concrete foundations we can’t fire up Rancho Seco because all of the infrastructure […]

Virtual reality visit of a hydroelectric generating facility [360 video 4K]

-Welcome to James Bay in the heart of the Taiga, home to the Crees for more than 4,000 years. This is where more than half of Quebec’s electricity is generated. As you can see, nature and water dominate the scene. Many species live up here, but the most noticeable are the black flies. Admire the […]

Bloom Energy Powers Caltech with Fuel Cell Technology

My name is Jim Cowell. I’m the Associate Vice President of Facilities at the California Institute of Technology. Our core mission here at Cal Tech is research and education and all of our sustainability initiatives need to enhance and promote that core mission. We want to make sure that we minimize our utility costs so […]

Clean Energy (short version)

In Québec,99% of the energy we generateis from renewable sources.That’s because at a hydropower plant,water simply flows in, then out.The new dams we build todaywill still be there in 100 years,generating power.Generating clean energy is what we do,and it’s something each and every one of usis proud of.♪♪

What Type of Electrical Panels Are Good For Solar?

What types of electrical panels are good candidates for solar? And what are bad candidates for solar? Is a question I asked John Shaw project engineer for Bella Energy. Long story short there are panels out there through grand father clause, if any contractor came in and did any type of electrical work, that electrical […]

DIY Solar Panel System Cost

The total of the system and materials was $22K. I ended up spending about another $1,800 in permit fees and a structural engineer and $400 for an electrician, several hundred dollars for a guy to come help me out for the two afternoons he spent with me. Xcel (Energy) gave me $16,538 rebate. Fix cost […]