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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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Home Solar Credit Savings For Vets And Their Families!

Memorial Day reminds Americans of the millions who have served in uniform over the years. Almost everyone knows a soldier, past or present. Education, health care, home loans, and

May 26, 2015

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Bay Area Solar: San Francisco Reboots PACE Financing Program for Solar

One of the bigger hurdles to home solar, which is paying for the cost of installing the solar array, is getting a little lower in the San Francisco area, thanks to the revival of the Bay Area’s PACE financing program. The PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy, program (also referred to as municipal financing) allows …

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May 20, 2015

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MIT Confirms The Future Value Of Today’s Solar PV

Good news for solar PV owners and

May 15, 2015

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Is Home Solar Worth It For You?

Not very long ago, home solar was just for early adopters, off-grid locations, and for the ultra-green crowd that wanted to put their money where their mouth was, so to speak. But as the cost of solar modules continues to drop, and solar efficiency continues to rise, home solar is now so much more than …

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May 13, 2015

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The Disadvantages of Solar Energy

At Cost of Solar, we’re always talking about the advantages and benefits of solar energy and trying to share solar news that can help boost the exposure and speed the adoption of residential solar, both because we see solar power as the future of sustainable energy, and because we acknowledge that investing in solar can …

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April 22, 2015

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America’s Top Solar Cities Rankings Might Surprise You

When you hear news about cities that are making the most of the solar boom, it’s only natural to think that the leading solar cities are all in really sunny locations, which is true for the most part, but the latest rankings of America’s top solar cities has a few surprises in store. According to …

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April 8, 2015

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Hawaii Solar: Public-Private Partnership Brings $100M in Solar Financing to Nonprofits & Businesses

A recently announced public-private partnership between the state of Hawaii, Panasonic Eco Solutions, and Coronal Group LLC will offer up to $100M in solar photovoltaic (PV) financing to underserved nonprofits and businesses in this island state. The partnership, which is part of Hawaii’s Green Energy Market Securitization Program (GEMS), was put together by Clean Power …

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March 30, 2015

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Smart Power & Solarize South Carolina Aims For 2,000 More Solar Homes in 18 Months

In some sunny regions, states that would seem to be a perfect fit for solar energy just haven’t really jumped on board yet, and lag far behind other nearby states, but one of them, South Carolina, might be seeing a boost in home solar thanks to initiatives such as Solarize South Carolina. Solarize South Carolina, …

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March 20, 2015

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No, Going Solar Won’t Make You Wear Hemp Shirts or Start Eating Kale

One of the great things about the dropping cost of solar is that going solar at home is no longer just for the crunchy granola crowd, and it isn’t just a fringe movement fueled solely by sentiments such as “saving the Earth” anymore, but is appealing more and more to almost anyone looking to cut …

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March 14, 2015

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