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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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All I Want For Christmas Is My Free Solar Quote

The holiday season can bring out the best in all of us, as we try to give our friends and loved ones gifts that can lighten their lives, brighten their smiles, or tickle their funny bones, and for the next month or so, many of us will be on the constant lookout for that perfect …

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December 4, 2015

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The Photovoltaic Effect, Explained With Beer Pong

You don’t have to know how rooftop solar panels work in order to get the benefits of clean electric power from them, but the more you know about it, the more informed decisions you’ll be able to make. For instance, when we talk about solar energy, there are a few distinctly different technologies at play, …

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November 21, 2015

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What is the Best Solar Panel Angle?

A home solar array is only as useful as it is appropriately sized, oriented, and installed. A poorly-matched system installed in a suboptimal location can be a big disappointment, so it’s important to pay attention to a lot of little details when planning to go solar. Even if you hire a top-notch solar installer, someone …

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November 6, 2015

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Is Solar Energy Renewable?

When considering the idea of solar as an energy source, a lot of the questions that people tend to ask are the obvious ones, such as, “How much does solar cost?” and its corollary, “How much will I save?,” as well as, “What kind of financial incentives are there to going solar?,” but when it …

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October 29, 2015

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

When considering going solar, we know that one of the top questions tends to be something along the lines of “How much do solar panels cost?” or “What is the cost of solar?” because for many of us, adding a home solar array isn’t just about reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s also …

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October 14, 2015

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Join the Fight to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Since 2006, the US federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been an instrumental part of the widespread adoption of solar energy, both for residential and commercial buildings, and has been integral in creating some 150,000 jobs in the U.S. as well as pumping nearly $70 billion into the economy. But the sunset of that 30% …

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October 6, 2015

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Solar Energy Price At All-Time Low: Average Price of Solar In U.S. Falls To 5¢/kWh

According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), solar energy prices are at an all-time low, with the average price of solar energy in the United States having dropped down to 5¢/kWh, representing a 70% decline in power purchase agreement (PPA) prices since 2009. The falling prices for this clean renewable energy …

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September 30, 2015

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How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill For Decades With A Renewable Energy Investment

If you’d like to reduce your electricity bill, it can pay to do a full energy and efficiency audit of your home, and to then take action on some of the lower-hanging fruit of efficiency measures, such as adding better insulation, installing a smarter thermostat, switching to LED lighting, killing vampire energy devices, and upgrading …

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September 22, 2015

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