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What’s New in Solar Energy Research and Development in 2019?

There are innovations to look out for every year in the renewable energy industry. Tech enthusiasts are keen on finding new ways to make life better for mankind. This is since technology is the driving force of research and development in different fields. In health, for instance, the introduction of sonic waves in radiology might have benefits in the treatment of cancer cells. But the health industry isn’t the only sector beaming with potential in 2019. There are many other trends in energy research and development to watch out for.

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Solar Panels work by absorbing LIGHT from the sun, not heat

Ignorance is a very, very bad thing. Last week, as North America suffering from extreme cold weather because of a phenomenon called “polar vortex“, Jim Hoft, founder of the American far-right news and opinion website The Gateway Pundit has tweeted that: “It’s a bit cold outside this morning in middle America… Aren’t you glad you aren’t heating your home with a solar panel like nitwit socialist @AOC is demanding?” (@AOC is the American politician and activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez here.) What Jim Hoft says is flat-out wrong. Solar panels DO work in the cold. They work by absorbing LIGHT from the sun, not heat.

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How Can Solar Home Owners Conserve Energy?

Who doesn’t want to cut down their cost of living?

Whether it is the expenditure on food, accommodation or luxuries, we want to save money on everything. When it comes to the electricity bill, the scenario is no different. One of the best ways to do that is by installing solar panels on your home. With the expenditure of each kilowatt of solar, it will let your utility bill reduce up to $0. There are even various service providers which can even let you end up with a negative electricity bill when you are having a solar home.

However, it is crucial to understand that you need to act smart to actually conserve energy while being an owner of the solar home.

What can you do?

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4 tips for solar providers to sell more in less time

Solar power is growing by leaps and bounds. In the US, a new solar system is installed every four minutes. Moreover, the falling prices of installing a solar panel system are doing wonders in attracting customers. Between 2009-2013, the prices have dropped by 80%. Previously, a rooftop solar system was available for the price of a luxury car. However, these are now available at the cost of an economy car.

That’s good news for customers. What’s in it for solar providers though? Simply put, a fall in prices attracts customers. Plus, solar power cuts the carbon footprint with each installed kilowatt lowering an average house’s carbon dioxide emission by more than 3000 pounds annually.

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