Does Solar Power Work During A California Winter?

Does Solar Power Work During A California Winter?

Yes, solar energy panels will still work during the wintertime.   How Does It Work? The solar panels convert light (photons) to electricity (voltage) through the photovoltaic effect. The same way you can still get a sunburn on a cloudy day, the light waves still work to power the solar cells inside the paneling.   The only change between seasons …

Atascadero Solar Company A.M. Sun Solar Ranked Top 5 Energy Company In California

Atascadero Solar Company AM Sun Solar Company Photo

Atascadero Solar Company Makes 35th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 A.M. Sun Solar, Inc. Ranks No. 712 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 552%     NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Inc. magazine today ranked Atascadero solar company A.M. Sun Solar NO. 712 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking …

California power grid prepares for strain from heatwave

California heatwave puts strain on grid

This week we will see rising temperatures on the central coast, including highs in the 100’s for Atascadero, Paso Robles and other inland areas. With this heatwave also comes a strain on the electrical grid for California as home owners switch on their air conditioning and fans and high power bills. the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging …

Solar powered plane Solar Impulse 2 lands in California

Solar Impulse 2 plane

The solar-powered plane has completed a 3 day flight across the Pacific Ocean without fuel. Solar Impulse 2 landed safely in California after a 62 hour nonstop flight on solar power.   Click here to read the full article.   Photo courtesy of Solar Impulse

Harvard Professor David Keith Says Solar Is Becoming “Dirt Cheap”

David Keith Says Solar Is Getting Dirt Cheap

Photo Credit: Fortune Live Media   David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy (HKS), outlined in a recent article how he was “wrong about the limits of solar.”   In his recent article, David says:   “Over the last few years, solar PV has gotten cheap. Cheap enough to start impacting some commodity energy …