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What Are Solar Panels Made Up Of? Everything You Need to Know

What Are Solar Panels Made Up Of? Everything You Need to Know

Solar panels are made up of around 10 elements, including silicon, silver for the bus bars, copper for wiring, aluminum for the frames, ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) for the back sheet, plastics for the connectors and junction box, XLPE or PVC for cables, diodes, and others. Each solar module contains a set of solar cells, which […]

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Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas We Love

Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas We Love

The state of Texas is home to numerous renewable energy organizations doing good work on both a local and national level. Here are a few of our favorites. Private and Nonprofit Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Founded in 1954, ASES is a nonprofit that serves as the U.S. division of […]

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Off-Grid Solar System: DIY Guide for Beginners

Off-Grid Solar System: DIY Guide for Beginners

Building a basic DIY off-grid solar power system is a fun, challenging, and worthwhile journey to make. It is fun since you will enjoy every single step of creating an off-grid system by yourself. This journey can be challenging, too, since it will require a considerable amount of your time, skills, and effort to make the project a […]

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Can Desalination Solve America’s Water Crisis?

Can Desalination Solve America’s Water Crisis?

The United States has been one of the world leaders in water consumption. We use over a billion gallons of water every day, which puts us in the top ten countries for total water consumption. Our thirst for clean water is not an isolated phenomenon, as droughts have become more frequent and extreme in some […]

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Can Communities Drive Energy Innovation?

Can Communities Drive Energy Innovation?

To accelerate the fight against climate change, cross-sector partnerships are crucial When you think of an innovative organization, what’s the first to come to mind? A hot Silicon Valley start-up? Or one of the local tech giants? For most, it’s unlikely to be a government agency. However, when it comes to addressing climate change, we […]

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