Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S. by Katie Fehrenbacher | Fortune.com

“…the amount of U.S. residential solar panels has been growing more rapidly, and has been expanding across more states than ever before. The amount of home solar roofs grew 70% year-over-year for the most recent quarter, and went from four states with vibrant residential solar markets in 2013, to ten states today.” 

Let’s be clear, the theory is that every home can, and should be powered by Solar Power.

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Collaborative Opportunities for Research, Development, and Demonstration of Solar Thermal Technologies and Systems at Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF). – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

SNL is seeking proposals from commercial partners who would like to invest in the development of new solar thermal technologies and/or validation of their technological concepts using SNL’s expertise and infrastructure. Together, we intend to create or improve solar thermal technologies applicable to US manufacturing or deployment. Utilizing EERE-provided funding, SNL will match 30% of the Sandia labor costs for selected proposals for a period of up to two years.

via Collaborative Opportunities for Research, Development, and Demonstration of Solar Thermal Technologies and Systems at Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF). – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities.

How The Sun Is Powering The World Cup | ThinkProgress

Complete with 6,000 solar panels, Mineirão is the first World Cup stadium ever powered by solar energy. The plant’s installed capacity of 1,600 megawatts-hour per year (1.4 MW) is enough to power 1,200 households, according to the Brazilian federal government’s World Cup website. “As it’s not possible to store all the energy, 10 percent of it will be used in powering the Mineirão and the rest will be transferred to consumers,” said Alexandre Maia Bueno with Minas Gerais State Electricity Company (CEMIG), which constructed the plant.

via How The Sun Is Powering The World Cup | ThinkProgress.

When Should You Worry About Snow on Solar Panels? | Solar Builder Magazine

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Interested in adjustable roof racking? Active Solar Power enthusiast, those individuals who tinker with their system may chose to install adjustable racking. During the winter months an adjustable rack would allow you to take advantage of the suns winter positioning.

via When Should You Worry About Snow on Solar Panels? | Solar Builder Magazine.