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2013-05-31 23:01:29

After the successful release of the Solar Controller, an intelligently simple device designed to optimize the performance of the Solar Attic Fan, U.S. Sunlight has further improved the technology behind the Solar Controller. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The successful launch of the Solar Controller in 2011 opened up a whole new dimension to the solar attic ventilation industry receiving numerous awards including: “Best of Show” at the 2011 National Hardware Show,...

2013-05-24 23:28:16

Solar Usage Now will be receiving an updated version of the ROTEX hot water storage tank. The tank's outward design and installation properties have been expanded on, making an even more efficient hot water storage tank. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Solar Usage Now will be receiving an updated version of the ROTEX hot water storage tank. The tank's outward design and installation properties have been expanded on, making an even more efficient hot water storage tank. Solar Usage Now produces a solar...

2013-05-08 17:56:36

CSP with thermal energy storage boosts California electric grid Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). NREL used a...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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