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Hawaii Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a no-brainer for Hawaiians. And, for the …

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October 24, 2016

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The Top 10 US Solar Installers & Solar Panel Manufacturers

Originally published on Solar Love. By Jake Richardson When you ask who the top solar power companies are, you will probably want to distinguish between residential installers and solar panel manufacturers. Solar power generally is thought of as home solar power, though utilities and businesses also are investing in it. This article looks at the …

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June 21, 2016

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The Cost Of Going Solar In Hawaii

Originally published on Solar Love. By Jake Richardson Sunlight, as we all know very well, is completely free, so it doesn’t make much sense for a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean to continue importing expensive oil when there is ample, free sunlight. “With fantastic solar insolation and high electricity prices due to a …

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June 15, 2016

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California Solar Energy – Solar Incentives, Installers, Costs

California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it is more thorough than anything I’ve …

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June 6, 2016

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A Guide To The Value Of PV Solar For The Layman

Originally published on Solar Love. The PV solar industry is experiencing explosive growth and many homeowners and business owners are being approached by solar companies to buy or lease a solar system. The purpose of this solar guide is to provide consumers with real numbers and objective information so they will be educated on what …

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March 22, 2016

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New Solar Documentary Shines A Light On Our Clean Energy Future

If you’re reading this, it probably means you’re already interested in solar energy, and in solar’s role in helping to create a cleaner and more sustainable future. And there are a number of ways that solar power can help enrich our lives, ranging from having our own home rooftop solar installation to participating in a …

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March 2, 2016

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Quite Possibly The Cutest Solar Electric Car Spokesperson Ever

When it comes to marketing the concept of combining a home solar system and an electric car, this spokesperson really knocks it out of the park. She might be young, but she’s wise beyond her years, at least when it comes to realizing that some things just go better together, such as peanut butter and …

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February 11, 2016

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Don’t Waste Your Roof, Or These Retirees Will Steal Your Sunshine

If you’ve got great solar exposure on your roof, but aren’t harvesting sunshine from it for electricity, you may be wasting your roof. And if you’re wasting your roof, these two lovable retirees in a solar-powered RV might just pinch your rays for their own use. And here’s a look at Ray and Evon’s “Casa …

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February 3, 2016

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New Report Card Grades All 50 States On Solar Net Metering, Interconnection Standards

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Vote Solar have released their new “report card” that grades all 50 US states on their rankings for two important clean energy policies, namely solar net metering and interconnection standards. If you’re considering going solar at home or at your business, you’ll want to understand how much money …

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February 1, 2016

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DIY Solar Installation Overview: 3 kW Grid-Tied Rooftop Array

Going solar doesn’t have to always mean hiring a solar contractor, and if you’re a DIY solar enthusiast who has the time, the skills, and the inclination to so, you can install your rooftop solar array yourself. A fair bit of research will go a long way toward building a successful DIY solar system, and …

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January 20, 2016

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