£7 billion opportunity ignored by 3 out of 4 Brits

By Joel Gamoran, 03 Mar 2014 7:57 am

£7 billion opportunity ignored by 3 out of 4 Brits

A new survey found that “9% of households in the UK are considering installing solar” (IET survey). Let’s put that into perspective. 26.4 million households in the UK 2.4 million are considering solar (9% of 26.4 ...

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500,000 reasons UK solar is so hot right now

By Joel Gamoran, 13 Jan 2014 12:03 am

500,000 reasons UK solar is so hot right now

The United Kingdom is about to reach a milestone few would have predicted only a few years ago. The 500,000th British rooftop will be fitted for solar, likely this week. UK solar has taken off A ...

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These 4 solar insights start with a battle and end with happiness

2013 was a momentous year for the Generaytor community. We launched Virtual Solar, to help newcomers to solar discover their potential savings. The community expanded into more than 20 countries. And so many fascinating stories were ...

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Shocking gift from the electric company

By Joel Gamoran, 24 Dec 2013 11:03 am

Shocking gift from the electric company

With the holiday season in full swing, many will soon receive nice surprises from loved ones. But a gift from the electric company? Now that would be truly shocking! In this guest blog post by lilingy, ...

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Solar gets spooky for Halloween

By Joel Gamoran, 31 Oct 2013 11:31 am

Solar gets spooky for Halloween

Have you already paid to keep candy in stock? And the cost to light up your house is a dreadful shock? Well, don’t be frightened this Halloween day With solar power, your electric bills go away… ...

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NFL goes solar, who’s in the lead?

By Joel Gamoran, 08 Sep 2013 11:40 pm

NFL goes solar, who's in the lead?

Generaytor’s NFL goes solar infographic celebrates the 2013 season’s kickoff by showcasing five solar-powered stadiums. Which NFL teams are green on game day? There’s more to it than just the uniforms and Generaytor set out to investigate. East coast ...

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Top 5 Coolest Uses of Solar in 2013

By Joel Gamoran, 24 Aug 2013 11:19 am

Top 5 Coolest Uses of Solar in 2013

What happens when people in the solar industry think outside the box? The coolest uses of solar are born! From as grand as flying cross-country, to as basic as charging your smartphone, it’s all being powered ...

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New in solar monitoring: an expert look with Cedric Brehaut

By Joel Gamoran, 14 Aug 2013 10:52 pm

New in solar monitoring: an expert look with Cedric Brehaut

It’s a beautiful day outside and the sun is shining brightly over your rooftop solar system – how’s your system performing? You can answer that question and more if your system has monitoring. When we speak ...

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Solar monitoring: expert interview with Cedric Brehaut

By Joel Gamoran, 14 Aug 2013 4:51 pm

Solar monitoring: expert interview with Cedric Brehaut

To dig deeper into new trends and technologies in solar monitoring, we interviewed monitoring expert, Cedric Brehaut, author of “Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players, 2013-2017” and consultant at SoliChamba. Explore the new social layer ...

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No Country for Old Fuels

By Joel Gamoran, 29 Jul 2013 10:35 am

No Country for Old Fuels

Renewable energy, and especially solar, is on the rise across the globe. The US and EU even saw CO2 emissions decrease last year (reported by the IEA), in part due to a cleaner energy mix. In their ...

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Basking in the solar flair at Intersolar

By Joel Gamoran, 24 Jun 2013 9:13 am

Basking in the solar flair at Intersolar

We just finished three days at the largest solar tradeshow of the year: Intersolar in Munich, Germany. Read on to learn about some of the cool new technologies shaping the future of solar. Even before entering ...

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What do polar bears and solar panels have in common?

By Joel Gamoran, 10 Jun 2013 8:01 am

What do polar bears and solar panels have in common?

If you read the headline, you’re probably wondering what a white fur-covered, carnivorous bear has to do with solar panels. In this blog post, we’ll explore the effects of temperature on solar production. You’ll see that, ...

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Who consumes your solar electrons?

By Joel Gamoran, 04 Jun 2013 3:24 pm

Who consumes your solar electrons?

Let’s say you have a solar energy system on your roof. You know the solar panels convert sunlight into electricity… but what happens after that? It may seem like a simple question, but think about this: ...

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The 6 Shapes of Solar

By Joel Gamoran, 24 May 2013 1:57 pm

The 6 Shapes of Solar

It’s just after noon on a beautiful sunny day – why has the energy production from your rooftop solar system already started declining? The shape of your solar production chart – how steeply it climbs, where ...

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What can solar homeowners learn from surfers?

By Joel Gamoran, 24 May 2013 1:42 pm

What can solar homeowners learn from surfers?

Surfers and solar homeowners share a love of clear blue skies. Just take a look at this post from one of our Generaytor members, disparaging April clouds for a dip in production. But just as surfers ...

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3 Solar Infographics that Will Surprise You

By Joel Gamoran, 22 May 2013 8:00 am

3 Solar Infographics that Will Surprise You

Do you want to drive to Mars? Solar energy can help! If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably not the first thing you’ve read about solar. But these three infographics will show you a few things ...

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