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Sun Bandit Earns Energy Star Certification

In December, two of Sun Bandit’s most popular water heating systems received Energy Star certification, increasing their appeal for home builders and consumers alike. Developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Star program identifies products that save money and protect the climate through superior energy efficiency. More than 80 percent of Americans recognize […]

Next Generation Energy® Receives ICC-SRCC OG-300 Certification for Sun Bandit® Solar PV Water Heating System

See official press release below: LAFAYETTE, Colo. – December 7, 2015 – Sun Bandit® by Next Generation Energy® has reached new heights in setting new standards for solar water heating. Sun Bandit’s patented micro-grid technology has defined a new category for solar water heating, influencing new Solar Rating Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) OG-100 and OG-300 standards. […]

Tesla Powerwall and Solar Storage

One of the issues facing the solar industry is that solar energy only works when the sun is shining. How can the solar industry begin to capture and harness the sun’s energy for use when the sun is not shining? Batteries. Existing attempts at solar batteries are expensive, unreliable, poor integration, poor lifetime, low efficiency, […]

Benefits of Solar Parking Lots

It’s another sweltering day and you’ve got to go to the mall. Once parked, you quickly realize that the sun’s heat has turned the parking lot into a virtual lake of fire you have to cross before you can enjoy the air conditioned comfort of the mall. In any given city, 30 to 50% of […]

Top Ten Solar Cities

Solar is growing rapidly every day. And now that spring has sprung, the solar story is about to get extra hot. Cities are taking notice of solar. Did your city make the list of top ten solar-friendly states? Environment America Research & Policy Center recently investigated how cities are participating in the solar movement. The […]

7 Key Benefits of Solar

The first benefit that comes to mind on the topic of solar panels is “it’s good for the environment.” While that is true and the most obvious answer, it is far from the only benefit of owning solar panels. Here 7 key benefits of solar: Good for the environment Yes, solar energy is good for […]

Topaz, the world’s largest solar plant, in action

Solar power is an increasingly popular solution for electricity needs for a number of reasons. With the cost for traditional sources of electricity rising, and with consumers becoming increasingly concerned about the state of the environment, many homeowners and business owners alike have invested in solar power solutions for their properties. As a result, more […]