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Solar farm in western Texas

A California company has won a contract to build a 150-megawatt solar plant in West Texas. It would be the largest single plant built in the state so far, second only to the 400 mw system of plants planned for San Antonio. San Francisco-based Recurrent … Continued

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Solar powered pyramid

Ever see an off grid pyramid? Well you are about to. This is the video story of Greg Grant, who began his off grid existence slow and small. He didn’t put a lot of money into his project. What he … Continued



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Solar Charge Controllers

If you have a simple off-grid setup with just one panel or even a few solar panels and several batteries, the other vital ingredient is a charge controller that regulates the power going from the panel to the battery and … Continued

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Don’t believe the hype

Legislation needed to tackle misleading solar advertising. We are being swamped with false claims

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Grid can’t handle mass solar

Further evidence in favor of Micro-grids and against the so-called Smart Grid. The runaway take-up of rooftop solar panels in Australia has undermined the electricity supply system, feeding so much power back into the network that it is causing voltage … Continued