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Good battery backup is finally here

Two big things happened during the last week of August: Hurricane Harvey dumped 33 trillion gallons of water on our region, flooding out huge swaths of Houston and nearby areas. We finally got our hands on an LG Chem Resu solar battery. Appropriately, Harvey has been hogging the spotlight recently.…

by Ted Hawkes

Getting solar past your HOA can take an act of Congress…

…literally. The thing is, Texas state law prohibits your homeowners association from prohibiting you from putting solar panels on your house! This article is about how amazingly empowered you are in the face of an ecologically hostile HOA. But first, let us make it clear that we aren’t here to…

by Ted Hawkes

Solar design is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle

If you’re like most people, you don’t wonder for a second how we design space-efficient solar arrays on super-complex roofs. But since you’re interested in solar, you’re not like most people. You’re better. Therefore this conundrum probably keeps you up at night. How on earth do we get enough of…

by Ted Hawkes

How solar panels on your home connect to the power grid

They say that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The thought of having inert solar panels connecting to your electrical system, that somehow turn sunlight into usable energy, panels that easily outlast their 25-year warranties and never go haywire or hurt anybody, can seem a bit, well, magical.…

by Ted Hawkes

Houston solar capacity explodes (in a very safe and eco-friendly way)

Are you a public radio listener? Do you care about local news? And lastly, do you live in the great, bustling metropolis of Houston, Texas? Even if you answered yes to all three of these, you probably still don’t know who this guy is, because he’s a radio personality, and…

by Ted Hawkes