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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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Property Value & Solar Homes: Buyers Willing To Pay Premium For PV, Study Says

Do solar panels increase the value of your property? Will having a rooftop solar PV system make it harder to sell your home? The answers to these common solar questions can often make the difference between installing solar or not, especially if you’re likely to sell the home and move within the near future. Everyone …

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January 14, 2016

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Congress Approves Extension of Solar Investment Tax Credit

The approval by the US Congress of a five-year extension to the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is expected to be a boon for both residential solar installations and utility-scale solar farms, and could add another 140,000 solar jobs, as well as lead to $125 billion in new private sector investments. The scheduled sunset of …

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December 29, 2015

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US Market Could See Record-Breaking Solar Installations In Q4 2015

Solar installations in the United States are booming, with 2015 predicted to be the best year so far for solar energy, and the last quarter of the year is expected to be a record-breaker, according to data from the latest US Solar Market Insight Report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). …

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December 9, 2015

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