Cost of Solar News

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

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

–> Take a few seconds to run a free solar report on your property and find out how much solar panels are projected to cost in your situation and how much solar could save you! I think one of the first questions people ask when they think about going solar is: How much do solar panels cost? Unfortunately, […]

August 1, 2013

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Why Are People Still Skeptical About Solar Power?

Why Are People Still Skeptical About Solar Power?

–> Take a few seconds to run a free solar report on your property and find out how much solar will save you! Solar power growth is booming in the US, and there are a lot of good reasons for that, but solar power is still a tiny percentage of our electricity supply. Meanwhile, some other countries have […]

July 31, 2013

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Top 25 Solar Cities In California (Not The Richest)

–> Take a few seconds, run a free solar report on your property, and find out how much solar will save you! Sunible, a company started by solar market data resource PV Solar Report, has just released a new report detailing which California cities are installing the most solar power. Completely in line with the what […]

July 30, 2013

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75% Of New California Solar Homeowners Are Leasing Solar

The solar leasing trend has certainly taken off. Over 75% of new solar homeowners in California are leasing solar! This finding comes from a new Climate Policy Initiative report on California solar policy and consumerism that includes a comparison of California solar leasing and California solar purchases.   The report comes to a number of interesting findings, but […]

July 29, 2013

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Woman Wins $34,260 In Lottery, Decides Not To Claim It

If we saw a headline about a man or woman winning $34,260 in a lottery and then deciding not to claim it, I think the story would get most of us to click through, read on, and drop our jaw in disbelief as we read about the absurdity of the situation. Why would someone throw […]

July 28, 2013

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Solar Panel Installation Cost $0

Solar Panel Installation Cost — $0

What’s the price of going solar? What’s the solar panel installation cost in your area? In over a dozen states, it is now $0 or close to $0.   The “problem” with solar power is its long-term savings… or, rather, that its massive savings are generally reaped in the long term. Many people who have […]

July 25, 2013

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Why People Go Solar — Not For The Environment (+ Hilarious Videos)

My guess is that most people who don’t know much about the state of solar power today think that people who go solar do so in order to help the environment. That would be a very noble reason to go solar. We should all be going solar for that reason. However, the reality is that […]

July 23, 2013

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Solar Energy Advantages and Disadvantages (8-0)

Solar energy has very, very broad support. As I wrote last month, you, your family, your friends, and even your “enemies” love solar. Clearly, most of these people are not solar energy experts and are not aware of all the details of solar energy advantages and disadvantages. Most probably just assume that solar energy is […]

July 22, 2013

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Cost of Solar = Negative $20,000 (Double Negative = …)

I’m sure everyone remembers from elementary school what a double negative equals. A double negative equals a positive. A cost is clearly something we have to pay (a negative on our bank balance), so a negative cost is clearly more money in our bank or pocket. So, a negative solar energy cost of $20,000 is […]

July 20, 2013

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10,000,000,000 Watts of US Solar Power Now Creating Electricity

Within the energy industry, we often write in megawatts (1 megawatt = 1,000,000 watts) and gigawatts (1 gigawatt = 1,000,000,000 watts). Clearly, that makes more sense when writing about such large amounts of power. However, to the average Joe and Josephine, megawatts and gigawatts don’t make much sense — watts and kilowatts are much more familiar. So, […]

July 16, 2013

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