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Check out the latest news and events surrounding solar energy and the green energy movement.

Best Solar Panels

It’s time to answer another one of the common questions that people ask when they first start considering the lucrative and enticing prospect of going solar — “What are the best solar panels?” In the real world, there’s no such thing as “the best solar panels” — the closest thing would be “the best solar […]

August 19, 2013

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Solar Panel Installers Installed Solar For Much Less in 2012 & 1st Half of 2013

A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Tracking the Sun VI: An Historical Summary of the Installed Price of Photovoltaics in the United States from 1998 to 2012, shows that the total price accumulated after solar panel installers were done with their jobs has fallen considerably within the past year and a half. We’ve […]

August 17, 2013

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⅔ Of Solar PV Shipped Within Last 2.5 Years

Do you remember the point when CDs took over and replaced cassette tapes? Or the point when cell phones took over and basically replaced landlines? You probably can’t remember a specific point at which those things happened, but you lived through these technology “revolutions” and can probably remember a few memorable points along the way. […]

August 16, 2013

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Record Number Of Solar Panels Shipped In Q2 2013

NPD Solarbuzz, a market research firm specializing in solar energy, has just released a new report, the Module Tracker Quarterly for the second quarter (Q2) of 2013. Join the solar rooftop revolution!   The report shows that 21% more solar modules were shipped in Q2 2013 than in Q2 2012 by the top 20 solar module providers. […]

August 14, 2013

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Honda To Sell Solar Power

Honda (the car company, not the star soccer player) is going solar. Also, thanks to the low cost of solar today and incentives for selling solar power to the grid, the famous Japanese car company is going solar in a big way and will sell surplus electricity to the Japanese grid. (What, you thought Honda […]

August 13, 2013

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Solar Helps Special Needs Family Get Medical Care

Environmentally beneficial action is cool. Social service is cool. Environmentally beneficial action + social service? Hot! Apparently, Motech Americas, Habitat for Humanity, and Sungevity know that. Motech Americas recently donated solar panels for a family with two disabled young sons so that they could significantly reduce their electricity bill. Sungevity provided the solar leasing arrangement. And the whole […]

August 12, 2013

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Wow, Keystone XL Is Solar Panels!

Holy cow, this has got to be one of the crazier stories of the year. It’s also a clear sign that solar power is extremely popular… and a tar sands oil pipeline is not. If you follow green news at all, you’re surely familiar with the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Even if […]

August 10, 2013

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Solar Return On Investment Is Best In…

As many people have pointed out, solar panels aren’t like household appliances, they are more like financial investments. So, the key point many people want to know is, what’s my solar ROI (return on investment). The report summarized below shows the average solar ROI for states across the US, which is pretty cool and interesting. […]

August 8, 2013

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Solar Panels — Prices & More

When it comes to solar panels, prices vary considerably. However, when it comes to residential rooftop solar panels, prices are fairly easy to quote. But taking another 180-degree U-turn on this, there’s one more “however” to throw in there — when it comes to putting solar panels on your roof, you won’t find a set […]

August 5, 2013

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Solar Quotes… & Solar Quotes

I’m a huge fan of great quotes (or, quotations, as my high school English teacher would emphasize they should be called). Obviously, I’m also a huge fan of solar power. So, a collection of awesome solar quotes is right up my alley. I’m going to share some awesome ones below, but I’ll first discuss what […]

August 2, 2013

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