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phoenix testing green street lighting

Phoenix has recently created it’s first “green light district” in downtown, the city is testing new high efficiency LED streetlights that use fraction of the energy compared to standard incandescent streetlights. Streetlights are a major drain to our nation’s electric grid by replacing old lighting technology with state of the art LED streetlights, cities can reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint at the same time. The pilot program put together by the city of Phoenix is testing different brands of LED streetlights along North Third St between Garfield and McKinley. The goal of the test is to determine the highest quality LED streetlights on the market to eventually convert the entire city of LED street lighting. LED streetlights can make a big difference, wouldn’t you...

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Suntech to lead solar panel production

Suntech is a Chinese based solar panel producer that is now on track this year to overtake Q-Cells as top solar panel manufacturer in the world. Recently prices for solar panels have been dropping since there is an overcapacity in the supply of solar panels. It’s a buyers market solar panels because companies like Suntech are keeping the industry well stocked, therefore giving buyers leverage of price. A couple years ago demand was exceeding the supply of solar panels which is never good for the buyer. The solar panel in the picture above is the Suntech “Black Label” which is a low profile 175 watt solar panel that appeals to buyers who are seeking improved aesthetics. Suntech has an extensive product mix including standard crystalline solar panels and even Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) such as solar shingles and windows that can produce...

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bob villa learns about photovoltaics

I found this video of Bob Villa learning about how solar power works and since many of you out there on there on the Internet are looking for a simple way to under stand how a solar electric system works, this is a simple to understand video of how you can offset your electric bills with solar power. The payback on solar electric systems are becoming more attractive to homeowners since rebates and tax credits are available combined with the falling prices of solar panels while electric rates on continue to inflate. I’m glad Bob Villa made this video since he’s built such a great personal brand in the construction industry, this is the type of coverage that is needed to bring solar panels to every roof across America, what do you...

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solarfun increases solar panel efficiency

SolarFun Power Holding Company is a publicly traded solar panel manufacturer, listed on NASDAQ as ticker symbol SOLF. The company today announced they have increased the efficiency of their solar panels by 5% using their second generation solar cells. The second generation solar cells by SolarFun are called SF2, they’re full monocrystalline squares which take advantage of the entire surface area of their solar panels resulting in a higher power output. The company’s R&D department is dedicated to seek methods for increasing solar cell and panel efficiencies while reducing degradation. What do you think about SolarFun solar...

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red robin selects led light bulbs

Red Robin, a popular restaurant in the U.S. has recently upgraded their lighting from incandescent and halogen bulbs to high efficiency LEDs (light emitting diodes) in 150 restaurants. Red Robin transitioned to 7 watt PAR 20 flood and spot lights which are being used at the entrance and lobby areas, lighting over dining room tables, and perimeter lighting. The company expects to save several thousand dollars per year in electric and maintenance costs by upgrading to LEDs Today, more than half of the company owned Red Robins have transitioned to LED light bulbs. Do you think LED bulbs are ready for prime...

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