24 Apr '15, 10pm

Indeed, @votesolar. You know what else is cool? Sand that turns sunlight into electricity.

You own the sun. Well, not exactly, but you do have the right to its power. Why not put it good use? With solar technology, you can harness the sun's energy and turn your rooftop into a power plant. Most houses use AC power, but solar panels generate DC power. Enter the inverter: problem solved. This allows the electricity to travel from the solar panels to the inverter and then into your house safely. Solar (PV) panels are elegant devices that will sit on your rooftop and turn sunlight directly into electricity for decades, all without noise or emissions. How cool is that? Want to go totally off-the-grid? With batteries you can store your own electricity, consume it when you want to, and say goodbye to electric bills! (Not required for grid-connected installations.) Plugging your solar system into the power meter means flexibility. In many regions, when you're not using y...

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seia.org 25 Apr '15, 5pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 15 Apr '15, 3pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 16 Apr '15, 12pm

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Hills are nothing for this #solar powered bike.

ecowatch.com 17 Apr '15, 11am

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