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Photovoltaic Systems: All About Grid-Connected PV Systems A grid-connected PV system is the least expensive and lowest-maintenance option for a home solar electric system. Could it be right for you? Get familiar with its components, how it works, and the pros and cons of seizing the sun’s energy via a grid-tied PV system. By Dan Chiras

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from Inhabitat

Solar Ivy Building-Integrated Modular Photovoltaic System Grows Bigger & Better

Solar ivy building integrated photovoltaic system. Inspired by the principles of photosynthesis and the growth patterns of ivy, Solar Ivy is a customizable, non-toxic and completely recyclable modular system that brings a technology traditionally restricted to rooftops to almost any architectural surface

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from Homestead Honey

Selecting a Solar Electric System for our Homestead

Thinking about living off the grid? This post explains how we went about selecting our solar electric system, considering factors such as cost of a photovoltaic system, and how much energy we use on a daily basis. | Homestead Honey

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This DIY tutorial walks you through everything you need to know to make your own solar power generator.
from Inhabitat

Pocono Raceway: World's Largest Solar-Powered Sports Facility

This DIY tutorial walks you through everything you need to know to make your own solar power generator.

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from homestead-honey.com

Installing a Homestead Solar Electric System

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GE’s Solar Carport solution combines several GE technologies-including GE EverGoldTM combiner boxes and disconnects, GE’s Durastation and Wattstation electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and AC distribution equipment-to integrate EV and solar into a grid-tie photovoltaic system used for charging EV fleets. GE’s Solar Carport solution, when combined with solar panels, inverters, and a carport structure provides EV fleet owners a turn-key charging solution.

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Solar System Design: What to Know Before You Start Proper solar system design is essential to ensure successful and safe do-it-yourself photovoltaic systems that generate the maximum amount of power, from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

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