solar power

5 Financial Benefits of Going Solar

By James Kesterson / June 16, 2022

     Alternative energy brings benefits not only to our environment, but also Solar energy provides great benefits towards your bill.     [TRANSCRIPT]     Alternative energy would be all the latest craze and, understandably, so fuel-produced energy is mostly not beneficial to the environment. However, the attraction of avoiding high electric and…

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Is Going Solar In 2022 Worth It?

By James Kesterson / June 12, 2022

 Everything you should know before purchasing solar for your home in 2022 from a sustainability expert. We review cost and environmental benefits of home solar panel installations, financial incentives the keep costs down, new technology, and increasing electricity costs.     [TRANSCRIPT]     Many people know solar power can save you money in…

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The truth about solar panels

By James Kesterson / June 12, 2022

Solar power has seen record growth over the past decade, created an incredible number of new jobs, and is one of the most affordable forms of generating energy. But with all of those panels popping up across rooftops and open areas, what happens when it comes time to replace them? And do the environmental impacts…

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Energy 101: Solar Power

By James Kesterson / June 12, 2022

Our animated correspondent, ‘Little Lee Patrick Sullivan,’ continues our “Energy 101” series with an inside look at solar power technology. He breaks down the different types of solar devices and how they work, detailing the pros and cons of this renewable energy source.   [TRANSCRIPT]   Hi, I’m Lea Patrick Sullivan with energy now, and…

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How Does Solar Energy Work?

By James Kesterson / June 10, 2022

Find out how do solar panels work and convert solar energy to electricity. Source     [TRANSCRIPT]     Every day the sun shines more than 3 trillion watts of free energy on the earth. That’s enough energy to power over 3 million homes for an entire year. Being produced every day, solar panels harness…

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How solar energy got so cheap, and why it’s not

By James Kesterson / June 10, 2022

   A lot speaks for solar energy. It’s clean, renewable – and now even cheaper than energy from fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Sounds pretty great, right? But it only makes up a tiny bit of global electricity production. Why don’t we use a lot more of it yet?     We’re destroying…

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What is Solar Energy?

By James Kesterson / June 1, 2022

This video gives a simple but compelling introduction to solar energy. Did you know that all of the energy we use comes from the sun,? You probably know that’s true for solar panels, but the sun is also the ultimate source for energy generated by wind, water, and fossil fuels. Watch this video to learn…

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4 Year Update

By James Kesterson / May 31, 2022

4 year solar panel review – Are they still worth it? It’s been almost 4 years since I had solar panels installed on my house. To start comparing quotes and simplify insurance-buying, check out Policygenius: https://policygenius.com/undecided. Thanks to Policygenius for sponsoring this video! In general they’ve been performing pretty close to what was promised, but…

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How do Photovoltaics Work?

By James Kesterson / August 13, 2021

by Gil Knier    What is Photovoltaics? Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light and release electrons. When these free electrons are captured, an electric current results that can be used…

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How Do Solar Panels Work for Your Home?

By James Kesterson / August 12, 2021

How does the photovoltaic effect work for solar? For solar panels, the photovoltaic effect occurs when photons from the sun’s rays hit the semi conductive material (typically silicon) in the cell of the solar module. The photons activate electrons, causing them to free themselves from the semi-conductive material.    Due to the structure of a…

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