On & Off The Grid

Dispatches from the global solar revolution
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Off-grid solar power systems are an ideal way to expand rural electrification in countries limited by underdeveloped energy infrastructure, such as Laos. This is because extending the grid is often not financially viable in remote areas. Solar power systems are proven to deliver consistent, cost-effective electricity to villagers and residents in these places, particularly in rural settings.
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When choosing the most appropriate solar PV panel for your project, consumers are faced with many choices on the quality and cost spectrum. In many markets, not just solar, consumers seek the best-possible combination of high-quality at a competitive price… but in doing so, they might overlook their technology options. In solar, it’s important to consider the performance advantages between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels.
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For the fourth consecutive year, we are hosting the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup: an international football competition for talented young football players around the world. The best of the best, recruited from preliminary local competitions, go on to compete at the Allianz Arena – the home of FC Bayern Munich.
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Ty Pennington is no stranger to home building, and along with NextGen Home TV (NGHTV.com), he’s working on a new “First to the Future Home” that showcases sustainable, long-lasting building techniques and materials including clean solar power from Yingli.

Pennington, who is best known for shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, hosts NGHTV’s  “First to the Future Home” series that takes a detailed look at the process of building a beautiful and highly sustainable home. Pennington has already covered a wide variety of topics, everything from pouring a foundation…

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Photovoltaic (PV) installers around the world use Yingli Solar panels because of their high-quality materials, exceptional product design and quality manufacturing. Each day, homes and businesses around the world are choosing Yingli Solar more than any other solar panel brand. But the key to this success goes even beyond the world-class technology, high-quality workmanship and robust construction of their panels. Yingli Solar knows that down to the most basic elements, what goes into a solar panel determines what you get out of it.  They understand that materials matter.  This is why…

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It’s time to celebrate another record-breaking year for solar energy! Our global industry in on track to install nearly 50GW of solar panels in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance – about 25% more than the 38GW installed in 2013. It was landmark year for Yingli, too, with the following major milestones:
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PANDA or Black Panther? Honey or Opal? Canadian, German, or Aussie Solar? When installing solar panels on your rooftop, you’re faced with an overwhelming number of choices. How do you make a well-informed decision? The Yingli Solar team in Australia put together this brief guide with five key characteristics to look for.

Before we get to the solar panels, it is important consider the installer who is selling you the products. Does your installer know what he or she is selling? Or have they only bombarded you with hard-to-understand…

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It’s that time of the year again!

On the 22nd of August FC Bayern Munich kicked off the 2014-2015 Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. It will be mathematically difficult for the club to exceed its extraordinary results of last season, when it won its 10th so-called “double,” by taking the German Championship and the German Cup. However, the squad will have a little extra power in 2014, thanks to a new 29.2kWp solar installation on the roof of the training hall at the FC Bayern München headquarters…

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ has already been praised as one of the greatest ever. It was powered by frequent goals, drama, shocking match results – and even solar energy. Now that the final numbers have been tallied and the results are in, we wanted to report back on our commitment to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral FIFA sponsor, as well as on the larger impact of our FIFA World Cup sponsorship.
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My journey from the soccer field to the solar arena.

I’ve always counted representing my country as a leader of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and raising three children with my husband, Nomar Garciaparra, as the most important milestones in my life. As a professional athlete, playing soccer is a huge part of my identity — and as a mom, I want to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the same fields, air, and natural environment that have meant so much to me. Every time I see…