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Germany’s Solar Power Systems Set New Solar Record (Germany Crushing US in Solar Power)

On Sunday, Germany set a new world solar record for electricity produced from solar PV systems at one point in time. It was breaking its own record in the process, as it has done several times. The country’s 1.3 million or so solar PV systems put out 23.9 GW of power. Here’s a screenshot of […]

July 12, 2013


Solar Panels Cost Less Than Grid Electricity (+ Infographic)

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has published some wonderful reports on the solar rooftop revolution. It has also published numerous articles, charts, and graphics on this. Below is its Solar Rooftop Revolution infographic focused on when we’ll see solar panels cost less than grid electricity across the US (without subsidies). It’s a great infographic based on […]

July 10, 2013


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Emancipate Yourself From Electric Slavery

US Independence Day got me thinking a bit this week, and then a popular Bob Marley lyric came to mind that sealed the deal for this article (that is, convinced me that I had to write it). I think it’s one of Bob Marley’s most famous lines (I’ve seen it on many a bumper sticker) […]

July 5, 2013


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It’s Time To Do The Obvious

Where does the energy we need, animals need, and plants need come from? Largely, it just comes from the sun. Plants use solar energy to grow and develop, and animals and humans then get that energy from plants. It’s an amazing thing that we generally don’t give much thought to. Interestingly, a similar thing we […]

July 4, 2013


Advantages of Solar Power vs Insanity

–> Take a few seconds, run a free solar report on your property, and find out how much solar will save you! The second definition of “insanity” in Google is, “Extreme foolishness or irrationality.” Unfortunately, that definition actually applies to more of what we do and don’t do than we probably want to admit. With […]

July 3, 2013


Why You’re Seeing Solar Panels Popping Up Everywhere

Have you been seeing solar panels popping up in your neighborhood or city? There’s a good chance you have. So, you might be wondering, is the world all of a sudden getting more proactive about addressing global warming, air pollution, and water pollution? Unfortunately, that doesn’t really explain the growth in solar power. Solar power […]

June 30, 2013


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‘How Much Are Solar Panels?’ Is Wrong Question — ‘How Much Are Solar Panels Gonna Save Me?’ Is Better

OK, it’s true, How Much Are Solar Panels? can be a useful question. But, really, this question is largely of minimal importance today. Either through loans or 3rd-party-ownership models that let you lease a solar power system instead of buying one, most residents and businesses with a decent roof or ground space for solar panels […]

June 26, 2013


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Ok… So… I can lower my electric bill & save the environment, what’s the catch?

Lower my electric bill and save the planet? Yes! Is there a catch? Everyone knows that solar power is better for the environment. It doesn’t take much thinking to realize that electricity produced from capturing sunlight is cleaner and better for our air, water, and climate than electricity produced from burning coal or gas. (But […]

June 25, 2013

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Solar Panel Prices Down Due To Solar Panel Technological Advancements

Actually, there are a few reasons why solar panel prices are down so much. But technological advancements in solar panel technologies are certainly a big one. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for the technological advancements made to solar cells and solar panels over the past couple centuries, and especially over […]

June 24, 2013

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Advantages of Solar Energy = Massive Solar Growth (Check Out These Charts!)

Last week, we published an article showing why the cost of solar is probably 2–100 times cheaper than you think. With so many people thinking that solar energy costs much more than it actually does, one would think that no one is going solar, right? Well, with the advantages of solar energy starting to get […]

June 24, 2013


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