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Solar Panel Installers Installed Solar For Much Less in 2012 & 1st Half of 2013

A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Tracking the Sun VI: An Historical Summary of the Installed Price of Photovoltaics in the United States from 1998 to 2012, shows that the total price accumulated after solar panel installers were done with their jobs has fallen considerably within the past year and a half. We’ve …

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August 17, 2013

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⅔ Of Solar PV Shipped Within Last 2.5 Years

Do you remember the point when CDs took over and replaced cassette tapes? Or the point when cell phones took over and basically replaced landlines? You probably can’t remember a specific point at which those things happened, but you lived through these technology “revolutions” and can probably remember a few memorable points along the way. …

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August 16, 2013

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Record Number Of Solar Panels Shipped In Q2 2013

NPD Solarbuzz, a market research firm specializing in solar energy, has just released a new report, the Module Tracker Quarterly for the second quarter (Q2) of 2013. Join the solar rooftop revolution! The report shows that 21% more solar modules were shipped in Q2 2013 than in Q2 2012 by the top 20 solar module providers. These …

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August 14, 2013

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Solar Panels — Prices & More

When it comes to solar panels, prices vary considerably. However, when it comes to residential rooftop solar panels, prices are fairly easy to quote. But taking another 180-degree U-turn on this, there’s one more “however” to throw in there — when it comes to putting solar panels on your roof, you won’t find a set …

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August 5, 2013

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

–> Take a few seconds to run a free solar report on your property and find out how much solar panels are projected to cost in your situation and how much solar could save you! I think one of the first questions people ask when they think about going solar is: How much do solar panels cost? Unfortunately, …

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August 1, 2013

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Top 25 Solar Cities In California (Not The Richest)

–> Take a few seconds, run a free solar report on your property, and find out how much solar will save you! Sunible, a company started by solar market data resource PV Solar Report, has just released a new report detailing which California cities are installing the most solar power. Completely in line with the what …

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July 30, 2013

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75% Of New California Solar Homeowners Are Leasing Solar

The solar leasing trend has certainly taken off. Over 75% of new solar homeowners in California are leasing solar! This finding comes from a new Climate Policy Initiative report on California solar policy and consumerism that includes a comparison of California solar leasing and California solar purchases. The report comes to a number of interesting findings, but the …

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July 29, 2013

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Why People Go Solar — Not For The Environment (+ Hilarious Videos)

My guess is that most people who don’t know much about the state of solar power today think that people who go solar do so in order to help the environment. That would be a very noble reason to go solar. We should all be going solar for that reason. However, the reality is that …

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July 23, 2013

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10,000,000,000 Watts of US Solar Power Now Creating Electricity

Within the energy industry, we often write in megawatts (1 megawatt = 1,000,000 watts) and gigawatts (1 gigawatt = 1,000,000,000 watts). Clearly, that makes more sense when writing about such large amounts of power. However, to the average Joe and Josephine, megawatts and gigawatts don’t make much sense — watts and kilowatts are much more familiar. So, …

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July 16, 2013

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