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Onyx Solar PV Helps McDonald’s Build Its 1st Zero-Emissions Restaurant In The US

September 22nd, 2020 | by Press Release

McDonald's just introduced a flagship restaurant located west of Disney on Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida. The opening of this restaurant demonstrates the company's steadfast commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency as it will become a Zero Energy Building, its first Zero Emissions restaurant in the


Installing Solar + Storage Can Help Customers Ride Out Seasonal Grid Outages

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

It's super easy for customers in one of the sunniest places in the world, Southern California, to add solar and storage to their home. Adding batteries to a home is a lot like adding a generator to your home as a backup power source, but the real secret in the sauce is pairing batteries with rooftop solar. In this configuration, the rooftop solar will continuously recharge the home battery, allowing the system to provide power to a home for much longer


Tesla Tripled Solar Roof Installations In Q2 2020

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Today, Tesla released what was perhaps the most highly anticipated quarterly earnings letter to date, as the factory shutdowns and business impact from COVID-19 put the company's hope of achieving its first full year of profitability in jeopardy


Tesla Powerwall Saves The Day In SCE Power Outage

August 5th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Our local utility notified us that a power outage with an 8-hour outage window spanning from 9am to 5pm was scheduled for June 3rd. For most people, in a non-pandemic world, that would not be a problem. People are normally at work during the day, so the outage passes by unnoticed


India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

July 11th, 2020 | by Anand Upadhyay

In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai. The system, with a capacity of about 1 MW, has been installed by integrating solar panels on all four walls of the facility, covering over 5000 square feet of facade area


GAF DecoTech Solar Roof Now Available In Southeastern Pennsylvania

March 18th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Bachman's Roofing, Building & Remodeling, one of the largest roofing contractors in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, is now partnering with GAF Energy to offer its DecoTech solar roof products to customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. First things first: No, the GAF DecoTech integrated solar roof is not the same as a Tesla Solar Roof. But neither is it a traditional rack-mounted solar system. Installation takes only one day according to the company.


#Intersolar2020: Day 2 — Solar Innovations Abound At The San Diego Show

February 4th, 2020 | by Charles W. Thurston

New solar energy innovations are being unveiled at Intersolar 2020 in San Diego this week, including the California launch of a concrete solar shingle, a unique under-the-panel battery storage configuration, and a single-axis tracker that can accommodate a 10% grade on undulating sites. And one forward-looking company is now buying up broken solar panels in expectation of mining the components for recycling


What You Should Know Before Signing Up For A Tesla Solar Roof

January 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Solarglass Roof finally makes solar beautiful and easy to look at for folks who don't appreciate the look of conventional solar panels. I for one love solar and have always enjoyed the look of solar panels on a roof, but I also think the Solarglass roof tiles are more beautiful, more functional, and more durable than most traditional roofing surfaces


7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

January 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered



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