California Has a Third of the Nation’s Solar Power Jobs

One-third of all Americans who work in solar power live in California, according to an annual survey released Tuesday.

And their numbers are growing fast.

The solar industry employed 47,223 Californians last year, up 8 percent from 2012, according to the survey from the Solar Foundation, a research and advocacy group.

Nationwide, the solar industry employed 142,698 people. And while the rate of solar job growth nationwide was faster than in California, nearly hitting 20 percent last year, the Golden State still dominates the business.
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How Are Solar Cells Made?

solarpanelsIn one of my recent home projects, I have been making my own solar panels. I purchase the cells by the hundreds, and yet they still come in a small package. I use the 3 x 6 inch cells which are thinner than a credit card, and I was wondering to myself how do they make these solar cells? I decided to do some research and came up with “how are solar cells made”.
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The Most Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

lightbulbsI love technology, especially when it comes to saving money. Light bulbs have advanced from the early invention of the incandescent bulb developed by Thomas Edison, but actually invented by an Englishman named Humphry Davy back in 1809. As you can see the common light bulb has been around a long time.
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Solar Panels For Your Home – Installing Your Solar Panels

There are many items to consider before you install your completed solar panels. If you just finished building your own panels, then the pride that goes with your accomplishment is at a all time high, but now you just realized you must mount them! Do not panic, I am going to show you how I installed my solar panels with step-by-step instructions. Let’s get started! Continue reading

Solar Panels For Your Home – Why Not Build Your Own?

box_140by175Are you thinking about adding solar panels for your home? Are you a do-it-yourself type person? Why not build your own solar panels? If you are handy at building or doing your own projects, then you might consider making your own solar panels. This is a project that can save you a ton of money, especially if you could install your own system. I have listed the things you need to get started building your own solar panels. One thing I might add about this project is that you start with just one panel and then after you figure out how many you need, you keep adding until you are done.
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Renewable Energy For Tomorrow Today

I come across some energy facts from our United States government that was staggering and I would like to share them with everyone. I hope that these statistics will enlighten you to why we need renewable energy today and not tomorrow.

The US uses 20,680,000 barrels of oil per day! We sadly are ranked number one. The next closest country is China, using 7,578,000 barrels of oil per day. Even though these figures are from 2007, the use of oil continues to grow. We also lead in gasoline consumption also.
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