Solar Power

Mandates Fuel Solar-Power Push

Government mandates should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices. While the tariffs might slow the rate of solar expansion, local and state policies requiring utilities to procure renewable energy will continue to help create a baseline market for solar power, particularly for large, utility-scale projects.

Solar-Panel Tariffs Loom

Federal trade officials are recommending that the Trump administration impose an import tariff of up to 35% on solar panels to protect U.S. solar manufacturers from low-price imports that have undercut the companies' ability to compete.

Google Can Calculate How Much Solar Energy Your House Could Generate

All that sunlight, and you're just wasting it!

If you own your own house, perhaps you've thought about throwing some solar panels up on the old roof in order to cut costs. But exactly how much cost would that cut? And goodness, that seems like a lot of work just to figure out if it's even worth it.

Solar Energy

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ENERGY FROM THE SUN
The sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the solar radiation that reaches the earth.    
Solar energy can be converted directly or indirectly into other forms of energy, such as heat and electricity. The major drawbacks (problems, or issues to overcome) of solar energy are: (1) the intermittent and variable manner in which it arrives at the earth's surface and, (2) the large area required to collect it at a useful rate.