Empowering Energy - Empowering You

N/A | January 23, 2019

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Unfortunately, the massive machine we call “The Electricity Grid”, has seen very little of this change over the decades, but, with the global introduction of alternative energy it is one of the fastest changing aspects in the world right now. The Paris climate agreement has (mostly) brought consensus among the world’s nations on the fact that every nation will feel the effects of climate change and we need to take action together to deal with it. This has spurred the adoption of technologies like solar power, batteries storage, and electric vehicles.

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Solar Optimum, Inc

Solar Optimum is an industry leader in solar energy and battery storage solutions for the commercial and residential markets. As a vertically-integrated and technology-agnostic organization, we leverage the best and most reliable solutions – providing the greatest value to our clients. With over 85 MWs of solar and numerous hybrid solar+storage projects already installed, we bring unparalleled expertise and industry experience to each project. Our goal in business is to provide energy peace of mind, ensure client satisfaction, and provide real value. We provide services in the Southern California area and majority of California.

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A Clean Energy Source of the Future?

Article | March 27, 2020

You know things are getting exciting when German bureaucrats are turning emotional, as happened one month ago in Berlin: “Hydrogen is the shit! And we need it desperately.” Thomas Herdan, the bureaucrat in question, is a prominent policymaker in the German Economic Ministry and, until that moment, was known for analytical thoughtfulness rather than for enthusiastic outcries. His excitement, however, is shared by governments and businesses around the world. The International Energy Agency IEA estimates that every year, the world’s governments pour $700 million into R&D for hydrogen applications alone. A few months ago, the U.S. announced $40 million in funding for 29 hydrogen projects across the country. As IEA puts it, hydrogen currently has “unprecedented political and business momentum”.

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Solar Power, Great For The Environment? Or Is It The Last Thing We Need?

Article | March 27, 2020

Solar power is an undeniably a green, renewable form of electricity generation - but many organisations with questionable motives (even here in New Zealand) are trying to persuade the public (and Government – hi lobbyists!) that solar power isn’t that environmentally friendly, and that it's even harmful. At the expense of bullish corporate profits, solar power is often thrown under the bus. This article lists the facts - putting an end to the negative spin on solar so often found in the media. When solar panels produce power, they do not; create any air pollution, use zero water, create carbon emissions, noise pollution, and they won’t disturb surrounding ecosystems. Solar power is a renewable energy source, the sun’s rays are infinite, fill your boots.

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Which Solar Panels are the Most Efficient?

Article | March 27, 2020

SunPower's solar panels are widely acknowledged to be the industry's most efficient1 with an ability to convert the most sunlight into usable energy. But the benefit for homeowners goes beyond SunPower’s solar panel technology. While other solar companies are hooked up to hybrid systems that use parts from several different companies, SunPower's panels are linked to integrated systems designed solely by their own manufacturers to absorb more light for more power.

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There's a Simple Way to Store Renewable Energy, And We Already Have The Technology

Article | March 27, 2020

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy. At the moment, the best options for producing low-carbon energy on a large scale are wind and solar power. But despite improvements over the last few years to both their performance and cost, a significant problem remains: the wind doesn't always blow, and the sun doesn't always shine. A power grid that relies on these fluctuating sources struggles to constantly match supply and demand, and so renewable energy sometimes goes to waste because it's not produced when needed.

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Spotlight

Solar Optimum, Inc

Solar Optimum is an industry leader in solar energy and battery storage solutions for the commercial and residential markets. As a vertically-integrated and technology-agnostic organization, we leverage the best and most reliable solutions – providing the greatest value to our clients. With over 85 MWs of solar and numerous hybrid solar+storage projects already installed, we bring unparalleled expertise and industry experience to each project. Our goal in business is to provide energy peace of mind, ensure client satisfaction, and provide real value. We provide services in the Southern California area and majority of California.

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