Solar Power World wants to help get the message of solar out to everyday people. Inside the industry, we know how successful solar is in creating jobs and moving this country forward toward a more balanced energy portfolio. But we so often debate the issues surrounding solar at a 30,000-foot view that many people don’t understand how solar is already affecting their daily lives without them even knowing it.
So here’s where you come in.
We are launching a photo gallery over on our Facebook page called Everyday Solar, and we need your help to fill it. If you see solar panels being used in your neighborhood, on your way to work —anytime you see them —take our your smart phone or camera and snap a shot of it.
Then email the photos to Editorial Director Frank Andorka at [email protected]. Then we will post them to our page (which, if you haven’t liked yet, you should — we’re building quite a community over there).
Please tell us where the panels are and, if possible, who makes the panels and the inverters (you can usually find that information on the backs of the panels, but it obviously won’t be possible to get that information in some circumstances — we don’t want you to get in any car accidents or anything.)
To get us started, Editorial Director Frank Andorka snapped a photo this morning on his way to work: It is of a solar installation in the Euclid Creek Reservation near his home. The panels and inverters are both manufactured by Uni-Solar.
If we get enough of your great photos, we’ll run a contest. So help us get the message out to consumers — and have a little fun doing it.
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