Solar

Sunnova Energy – A Residential Solar Stock

When the world’s largest producer of renewable energy is also the world’s largest electric utility company, you know that renewable energy is now economically viable. In places where electricity is expensive to produce, moving to renewable energy is a no-brainer. During our recent trip to some Pacific Island countries, we talked to a New Zealand solar […]

Seasteading Movement Seeks To Build Floating Cities

Oceanfront property is some of the most sought-after and expensive in the world. Nearly 25 years ago, the median value of waterfront properties was 64% more than the median value of all homes, according to Zillow. About five years ago, the difference was more like 116% – and that was while the housing market was […]

What is the Most Efficient Solar Cell Out There Today?

Despite the fact that the sun only shines sometimes, solar energy has proven to be a viable alternative to beautiful, beautiful coal and other fossil fuels. Total solar PhotoVoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States reached 64.2 gigawatts in 2018, enough to power 12.3 million American homes (or most of Southeast Asia). Part of the […]

How a Solar Panel Tracking System Works

If we want to understand how a solar panel tracking system works, we might consider it as a form of biomimicry with the idea being stolen directly from nature. Sunflowers are fast-growing plants, achieving heights of between 5 feet to 12 feet in less than six months. What’s most interesting about the sunflower isn’t how fast it […]

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Renewable Energy

We learned last month that we have about a dozen years or so left before this big blue ball goes up in flames. While we are stridently apolitical at Nanalyze, we also strongly believe in the power of science and technology to understand and tackle humanity’s biggest challenges (and to create a bit of wealth along […]

Solar Power Investment Funds from Wunder Capital

Every day we wake up to light and warmth provided to us by a massive ongoing nuclear explosion which we call the sun. It’s an extremely valuable resource considering the fact that it isn’t going anywhere for millions of years – that is until it consumes earth and kills us all. (This is why NewSpace is a […]

How Much Solar Exposure is there in Tesla Stock?

Solar is in a peculiar position right now. While it’s an incredibly promising segment of the energy sector, short-term outlook is clouded by oversupply, dropping margins and a grim 2017 with governments axing installation incentives and the US withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. These circumstances have caused investment sentiment to turn bearish in Q4 2016 and […]

Why Has the Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) Underperformed?

In a recent article, we were raving about the incredible growth of the US solar industry over the past year. With a +95% growth in installations mainly driven by photovoltaics (PV), last year was truly record-breaking for solar energy. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PV is what usually comes to mind when thinking about solar […]

The World’s Largest Generator of Solar and Wind Power

We’re always blown away by what suddenly makes people want to start investing. Just look at how many people ask us every day how they can “buy marijuana stocks”. It usually starts with some 60-minute segment on an exciting emerging technology after which people start doing Google searches to see how they can buy stocks […]