Good news for those of us in the Alamo City: A recent report by the Environment Texas Research & Policy Center announced that San Antonio ranks in the top 10 U.S. cities as leaders in solar energy.
If you’ve browsed news headlines recently, you’ve probably noticed that solar power has become a hot topic of discussion. A new project called Solar Roadways has taken the world by storm with an idea that would revolutionize the way we drive.
For centuries, people have been finding ways to gather power from the sun. The ancient Romans put glass and mica in their southern-facing doors to harness the sun’s warmth. In 1861, August Mouchout created a steam engine fueled by the sun.
The recent “FlexAlert” emergency in California due to high natural gas demands in the Northeastern US as temperatures dipped to frigid levels, creates some questions about the US’s ability to sustain the power necessary with the heavy reliance on natural gas and the related infrastructure.
The recent passing of Bill Sinkin–founder of Solar San Antonio and Build San Antonio Green–is a great loss for the community of San Antonio and the country as a whole. A true activist, he supported and fought for racial equality, public health, and water issues. He will truly be missed.
CAM Solar just completed a residential solar installation in the Emerald Forest Neighborhood in San Antonio. This system is powered by the world's most efficient solar panels from Sunpower paired with SolarEdge DC to DC power optimizers. The solar electric system incorporates 23 Sunpower modules and 2 SolarEdge 3800 watt tranformerless inverters. The family chose to go with the 20% highly efficient modules because they wanted the best, top quality solar panel on the market. They chose the SolarEdge optimizers to increase production and monitoring granularity as well as provide added safety... Read more
CAM Solar, Inc. decided to volunteer to install an off-grid solar photovoltaic system for the Louverture-Cleary School, located outside of Port Au Prince, Haiti, after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal just weeks after the devastating earthquake which struck the area in January 2010. The island has a notoriously unreliable electrical grid and a severe problem keeping its water supply clean. CAM Solar believed solar electricity would be an excellent way to make a difference, while teaching a few of the locals about how solar energy systems work and how to install and maintain... Read more