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Check out the latest news and events surrounding solar energy and the green energy movement.

Is Home Solar Worth It For You?

Not very long ago, home solar was just for early adopters, off-grid locations, and for the ultra-green crowd that wanted to put their money where their mouth was, so to speak. But as the cost of solar modules continues to drop, and solar efficiency continues to rise, home solar is now so much more than… Read more »

Hawaii Solar: Public-Private Partnership Brings $100M in Solar Financing to Nonprofits & Businesses

A recently announced public-private partnership between the state of Hawaii, Panasonic Eco Solutions, and Coronal Group LLC will offer up to $100M in solar photovoltaic (PV) financing to underserved nonprofits and businesses in this island state. The partnership, which is part of Hawaii’s Green Energy Market Securitization Program (GEMS), was put together by Clean Power… Read more »

Residential Solar Costs Expected To Drop 40% By 2017

We’re hearing some more good news about residential solar costs. Experts expect a home solar system to cost a whopping 40% less within the next three years. Combined with the continuation of major solar rebates and tax credits, this makes 2015 a very opportune time to invest in the owner-friendliest option—and the easiest to install—of… Read more »

#GoSolar: National Shout Out For Solar Day

Lend your voice in support of continued solar growth in the US on National “Shout Out For Solar” Day! To help celebrate the record-breaking year that solar power had in the US in 2014, in which the solar industry installed 40% more capacity than the previous year, for a total of about 20.2 GW of… Read more »

California Solar Permitting Guidebook Could Speed Solar Permits

Attaining a permit for a home solar installation may be getting quicker and more efficient in the state of California, thanks to the release of a new guidebook and resources for local governments seeking to streamline the solar permitting process. California has been a solar leader in rooftop installations, but one of the barriers to… Read more »

Solar App Tracks Electricity Production and Home Energy Use

One of the neat aspects of residential solar power, beside the obvious benefit of being able to generate affordable clean renewable electricity, is the ability to make power production (and consumption) more transparent to the homeowner. Through web interfaces, and now with mobile solar apps, solar homeowners can track the exact amounts of electricity produced… Read more »