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Rooftop solar PV panels (creativegreenius.wordpress.com)

Are You Looking Into Solar Residential Energy?

You may have noticed that residential energy, in the form of renewables and especially solar, has been taking off recently. This development greatly benefits those who own, rent, or lease homes. Shelton Group, the leading US communications agency entirely focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, surveyed over 2,000 Americans online about residential energy through Survey …

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January 11, 2015

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Community solar panels (Clean Energy Collective)

Home and Community Solar Energy Prices at All-Time Lows

If you’re considering buying into a home or community solar project in the future, then you may want to do it within the next year or so. Both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have recently found that home and community solar facilities (“solar gardens”) will remain great price investments …

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December 31, 2014

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New Info Brings More Choice for Solar Buyers

So you’re starting to see more solar panels sprouting up around the neighborhood. Not surprisingly, solar buyers will find, when you consider that the solar contracting industry has risen by more than 225% over the past three years and now has a value of $11.5 billion. It’s usually pretty easy for solar buyers to check …

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October 12, 2014

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Solar helps schools in many ways (seia.org/research-resources/)

New Report Shows Solar Helps Schools Save Big

With school budgets stretched thin all over the USA, welcome news comes from the Solar Foundation and the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. You’ll be surprised how much money solar helps schools save. The study on solar in U.S. schools, called Brighter Future, has found that nearly 2.7 million K-12 students now attend schools that …

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September 25, 2014

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Wisconsin solar incentives: Solar farm in Walworth County, Wisconsin (energylawwisconsin.com)

Wisconsin Solar Incentives & Solar Energy Facts

The state of Wisconsin offers incentives to help people improve energy efficiency, increase insulation in their homes and businesses, and convert to solar and renewable power. Solar power increased in Wisconsin in 2013 by 17%. Among Wisconsin solar incentives are a rebate program, several tax breaks, a loan program, net metering, and property-assessed clean energy …

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August 29, 2014

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US Residential Solar Outpaces Commercial Solar in Q1 2014

It’s a bright time for residential solar in the US, with residential solar PV installations exceeding commercial solar installations for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2014. The latest US Solar Market Insights report from the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) was packed full of positive information about the state of solar …

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June 5, 2014

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rooftop solar panels

Solar power may see an unprecedented surge in 2014

Solar power is booming, no doubt about it, and we’ve seen record solar growth in the last year, the cost of solar panels keeps dropping, and the advances in solar technology keep on coming. All of which adds up to what could be another record year for solar power in 2014, as David Glenn lays …

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April 7, 2014

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New Year’s Resolution To Save Money? Here’s An Easy 20 Grand

I can’t believe another year is already starting. What a fast year 2013 was! I have to say that I don’t really care for the New Year’s Eve parties or the fireworks. However, I do love reflecting on the past year, reflecting on life, and thinking of ways to improve my life in the coming …

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December 31, 2013

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Solar Power Records Projected For 2014 For US, China, & World

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! The US Solar Market Insight: Q3 2013 report just recently showed us that the US has hit record solar growth this year, and that comes from the cheapest solar panels on record. However, expect 2014 to be an even bigger year. Market research firm IHS projects …

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December 21, 2013

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30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy Over Solar Issues

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a strong push from Colorado residents, businesses, and organizations to get 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar on one million rooftops by 2030. Despite this, Colorado utility Xcel Energy is pushing to roll back policies that support …

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December 15, 2013

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