Wind Resource Assessment with New Energy IQ

Property Owner’s Guide to Wind Assessment

Conducting a wind resource assessment for property owners involves several steps to determine the feasibility of installing a wind energy system. Here’s a basic guide: Understand the Basics: Familiarize yourself with wind energy and its potential benefits and limitations. Determine whether your property is suitable for wind energy generation based on factors like wind speed, […]

Insights on the Environmental Impact of Hydropower with New Energy IQ

The Environmental Impact of Hydropower

Hydropower, which harnesses the energy of flowing water to generate electricity, has both environmental benefits and drawbacks. Here’s an overview of its environmental impact: A Renewable Energy Source? Hydropower is renewable – a benefit – because it relies on the water cycle, which is continuously replenished by rainfall and snowmelt. The drawback is habitat alteration. […]

Insights on Solar Cell Science with New Energy IQ

The Science of Solar Cells and Continuous Improvement

The science behind solar cells is continually evolving, driven by efforts to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and expand the adoption.

Insights on the Science of Geothermal Energy from New Energy IQ

The Science Behind Geothermal (Overview)

Geothermal energy stands as a testament to humanity’s ingenuity in utilizing the Earth’s natural resources to meet our energy needs sustainably. Rooted in the depths of our planet, this remarkable energy source taps into the heat stored beneath the Earth’s surface to generate power. As the world intensifies its pursuit of renewable energy alternatives, the […]

The Regional Limitations of Hydropower

Hydropower, which generates electricity by using flowing or falling water to turn turbines, is often hailed as a clean and renewable energy source. However, it may not be the best solution for every region due to various factors: Geographical Constraints: Hydropower requires suitable geography with rivers or water bodies with significant flow and elevation changes. […]

Insights on Wind Turbine Efficiency from New Energy IQ

The Tech Behind Modern Wind Turbine Efficiency

Modern wind turbines are complex machines designed to efficiently harness the kinetic energy from wind and convert it into electricity. Here’s an overview of the technology behind them and their efficiency: Blades: Wind turbine blades are aerodynamically designed to capture the maximum amount of wind energy. They are typically made of lightweight yet durable materials […]

Installing PV panels in a routine solar installation.

Simple Overview of Installing Solar Panels

Installing solar panels involves several steps that require attention to detail from propery owners and contractors, from the initial assessment to final installation and commissioning. Here’s a basic overview of the process to remember as you progress through your own energy transition: Site Assessment: A solar installer visits the site to assess its suitability for […]

Insights on the Low Utilization of Geothermal from New Energy IQ

Why Geothermal’s Potential is often Overlooked

Geothermal energy, despite its immense potential, is often overlooked for several reasons: Lack of Awareness: Many people are simply not aware of geothermal energy or its capabilities. It’s not as widely discussed or promoted in mainstream media compared to other renewable energy sources like solar or wind. High Initial Costs: The upfront costs of geothermal […]

Discover the basics of solar panel warranties

Solar Panel Warranties: What to Know Before Going Solar

Thinking about harnessing solar power to lower your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and accelerate the energy transition? As you delve into the world of solar panels, one crucial aspect to consider is the warranty that comes with your solar panel system. A solar warranty is your safety net, providing assurance that your investment […]

Insights on Solar Energy Demand from New Energy IQ

Solar Energy Alone Can’t Meet the Energy Demand

While solar energy offers numerous advantages, including being renewable, abundant, and relatively clean, there are several reasons why it may not be sufficient to meet the world’s growing energy demands. Let’s explore some of the key variables influencing adoption of and demand for solar energy today and what will continue to affect energy demand in […]