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New Initiatives Aim to Bring More Solar to Low Income Communities in US

Even as the average cost of solar is dropping to the point where it’s now equal to, or less than, the cost of grid electricity in many large US cities, going solar is still a bit beyond the reach of many Americans with low to moderate incomes. And for renters and others without adequate rooftop …

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July 14, 2015

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Solar Quotes, Part 2

We’re confidently optimistic about the future of solar energy, and we’re positively bullish on the current state of solar, so we hope you’re here to get a solar quote for your home or business, which we can do quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to waste any more time getting the skinny on renewable …

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July 10, 2015

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New York solar

New York Solar: Empire State Grows Solar 300% Since 2011

Solar energy in New York State has been experiencing triple digit growth over the last few years, and thanks to NY Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy, this solar growth shows no sign of slowing down. An announcement about the growth of solar in New York State was released today by the Governor’s office, …

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July 6, 2015

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Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops Aims to Reduce Veteran Housing Costs

A partnership between a San Diego real estate firm and the largest nonprofit solar installer in the U.S. is gearing up for the launch of a program that could help cut housing costs for local veterans and active service families, and provide job training in the booming solar industry. Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops, …

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July 1, 2015

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Minnesota community solar garden (blog.solarmoxie.com)

The Power of Sun Shines Bright with Minnesota Community Solar

It’s cold in Minnesota, but the state has abundant and strong sunshine most of the year, so despite the snow factor, you should not be surprised that community solar programs—mini-power plants—are springing up there. Just this past week in Minnesota, SolarCity, the nation’s #1 solar power provider, and SunShare each made news with plans to …

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June 21, 2015

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Silicon Solar cell structure

How Solar Panels Work, Explained in 6 Seconds

For most of us, aside from the electricians, technicians, and engineers who work with electricity every day, the currents that power so many of the things that we use on a daily basis is quite magical. When everything is working correctly, we don’t even notice it. It’s silent, invisible, odorless, and can be accessed nearly …

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June 19, 2015

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Home Solar Guide Aims to Help Homeowners Make an Informed Choice

For the average homeowner, the ins and outs of a home solar energy system aren’t nearly as well understood as many other possible home upgrades, but a new guide from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) aims to shed some light on the subject and help make it easier to make an informed decision about …

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June 11, 2015

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Model inputs and sensitivity analyses for CA solar (nature.com)

California May Be Able To Power Current Needs With Solar Alone

Retrieving the climate and removing the cost and uncertainties of fossil fuel have become life-saving priorities in the 21st century. Rebecca Hernandez, Madison Hoffacker, and Christopher Field decided to see how far they could take the idea of using only sustainable sources to generate energy. They reasoned that if we use our land resources efficiently, …

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June 8, 2015

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Georgia solar energy

Georgia Solar: Landmark Solar Financing Legislation Signed

It’s about to get a whole lot sunnier in the home solar sector in the Peach State, thanks to the recent passage of a piece of Georgia state legislation which could open up the Georgia solar financing ecosystem and spur residential solar growth. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the Solar Power Free Market Financing Act …

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June 5, 2015

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rooftop solar PV panels

Rooftop Solar Means Lower Peak Energy Prices for All

We’re bullish on rooftop solar, and it’s not only because residential solar can slash electricity costs, boost property values, deliver a great return on investment (ROI), and decrease air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Sure, those are all great reasons for considering going solar at home, but it turns out that rooftop solar can also …

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June 1, 2015

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