Kimberly Kennedy

Kimberly Kennedy is a writer that works for Sun Energy California as their Content Strategist/Blogger and Social Media Manager. The environment is her passion, not only personally but also professionally. Her love of the planet and renewable energy stems from her connection to the earth itself and all it has to offer. She spends a significant amount of time researching why people invest in renewable energy and the future of the solar industry. She is knowledgeable in ecologically responsible ideas and theories as well as the technology that supports them. Kimberly obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and is currently in grad school.
Starting a Farm for Sustainability

Starting a Farm for Sustainability

If you’re one of the many people in which the current pandemic has caused you to reconsider where you live, how you live, and things you can do to live better and more efficiently, then you’re in the right place. This is especially true for the folks that live in...

ISS Solar Panels – Solar in Space

ISS Solar Panels – Solar in Space

I know what you’re thinking, how do they get electricity over 200 miles above Earth?  *Hint: It’s not an extension cord.* The best source of energy for the ISS is the energy obtained from the sun. Space engineers have done a fantastic job of creating solar arrays that...

Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

Solar Panel Orientation Efficiency

The amount that your roof direction will affect the efficiency of your solar panels relies both on the direction (known as the Azimuth angle) of your roof as well as the slope (also called pitch) of your roof. It’s important, when you invest in rooftop solar panels,...

Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Did you know the first amorphous silicon photovoltaic panels came out in 1976? At this time, the energy conversion rate was 1.1%! After 20 years, a company in Switzerland produced a conversion rate of 11% using a photo-electrochemical process (a process that usually...

How Are Solar Panels Made?

How Are Solar Panels Made?

Have you ever wondered how solar energy can be so efficient while also becoming increasingly more affordable? To answer this question successfully, we must understand how solar energy works. This includes the knowledge of how solar panels are manufactured and what...

Why Go Solar?

Why Go Solar?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power  The sun is an extremely viable source of energy. With us earthlings just being able to collect a fraction of its energy, it still has the potential to meet all of our energy needs. Not to mention, harnessing the sun’s power...