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Middle-Class Americans Driving US Solar Growth

Join the solar rooftop revolution! Photo Credit: KN6KS / Foter / CC BY-NC One of the most common solar-related myths out there is that it’s mostly just the rich who are going solar. We’ve seen indication in the past that this stereotype was not true. However, a study just released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) is certainly the …

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October 24, 2013

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Solar Panels For Home Are Now Like Granite Countertops

Join the solar rooftop revolution! Home solar panels are “the new granite countertops,” according to Tom Werner, CEO of US-based SunPower, one of the largest solar panel companies in the world. What does that mean? That means that, for an increasing number of new homeowners, solar panels are becoming an add-on right from the beginning. Furthermore, Werner …

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October 21, 2013

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Solar Leasing = $600 Annual Savings For Middle-Class Families

In states where it’s available, solar leasing is extremely popular. Approximately 75% or so of homeowners who go solar in these states decide to go solar through a solar leasing/PPA option. The big stat of the day today is that middle-class families who go solar in this way are projected to save about $600 a …

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October 14, 2013

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Grid Freedom

Do you ever feel like you’re an indentured servant at the mercy of your monopolistic utility company? Do you ever wish you could free yourself from this unbalanced relationship? Have you ever dreamt about the grid freedom that would come with becoming your own power producer? Dream no more! Go out and claim your freedom, …

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October 11, 2013

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Is Solar Power Worth It?

This question is a popular one these days, and it’s getting more and more popular every day, as more and more people think about going solar and then actually go solar. But the question remains for hundreds of millions of people: is solar power worth it? Well, on a solar power website, what do you …

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October 7, 2013

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Solar Panel Costs Drop 60% In US Since Early 2011, Can Now Power 1.5 Million US Homes

The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research recently released their latest quarterly report regarding the US solar energy market. There are a ton of interesting facts from the report, such as the solar panel costs fact above. Just a few of these cool solar power facts are in the infographic below. Many …

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September 18, 2013

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Solar Power Costs Drop 50% Since 2008, Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

New research by Lazard has found that the wind power and solar power costs have dropped 50% since 2008. Furthermore, the research also finds that solar power costs are now lower than fossil fuel power costs in the specific energy markets in which it competes. Basically, when it comes to solar power costs, there are …

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September 14, 2013

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10,419 Solar Jobs Announced In Q2 2013

As I’ve written before, solar projects produce more jobs per $1 invested than nearly any other type of energy or infrastructure project. If you haven’t seen this infographic, I think it’s worth viewing, saving, and sharing: With Labor Day 2013 just ending, this seems like a point worth highlighting in a bit more detail. Environmental Entrepreneurs …

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September 3, 2013

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Most Attractive States For Investing In Solar

–> See how much money solar power could save you! There are a lot of ways to evaluate the attractiveness of a place for renewable energy or solar energy investment, and to evaluate the best solar states. Of course, it depends on what factors and assumptions you take into account, as well as what segment of …

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August 27, 2013

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15 Solar Energy Facts (That YOU Should Know)

If you’ve missed many of the articles we’ve published over the past couples months, I figured it was a good time to catch you up on some things. Below are 15 solar statistics or key facts that I think are worth your consideration: 1. About ⅔ of the solar PV installed around the world was installed within the …

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August 23, 2013

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