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Put Solar Power to Work for You

Why should you go solar? Everyone’s got their own personal reasons for installing solar power systems on their homes or businesses, ranging from saving money to saving the Earth, but there are some great universal benefits to solar energy that can help make choosing home solar a winning proposition for just about everybody. Solar power […]

July 3, 2014

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What Questions Should You Ask Your Solar Installer?

In order to get the most optimal home solar power system for you, and have it correctly installed by a company you trust, so it operates at peak efficiency with minimal maintenance, while also looking good on your house, it’s important to pick the right solar installer. Because of the booming demand for rooftop solar, […]

June 20, 2014

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Guess Who’s Leading the US Solar Rooftop Revolution?

One of the more common misconceptions about going solar is that it’s so costly that only those with a high income and net worth can afford to have a solar PV array on their house. But as we’ve shown, solar power isn’t nearly as expensive as you might think, and a new study now shows […]

June 2, 2014

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New Map Compares Solar PV and Grid Efficiency Across US

If you’re curious about the viability of solar power in your location, a new map comparing the efficiency of grid power versus the average efficiency of a solar PV system at locations across the US might give you some helpful insights. For those located in the Southwestern US, with abundant sunshine and heavy dependence on […]

May 22, 2014

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Factors Influencing the Cost of Residential Solar

When considering a residential solar power system, one of the first of many questions that gets asked is, “What is the cost of a residential solar system?” and a similar question, “What is the price of residential solar power?” It would be incredibly simple to address those questions if there was one single definitive answer […]

May 20, 2014

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The Ripple Effect of Moms Going Solar

“Meet four great moms who are choosing renewable energy – for their kids and for the future. “What better decision could you have made as a mother?” A film by Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood. Part of the Postcards from Climate Change series.”

May 9, 2014

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Cashing in with Solar Power on Staten Island!

From brownfield to solar park: Staten Island’s Freshkills Park will be the home of NYC’s largest solar installation, providing 10 MW of solar electricity and nearly doubling the City’s current renewable energy capacity. Solar power might seem more of a fit in states known for being incredibly sunny, such as Arizona, California, or Hawaii, but […]

May 8, 2014

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Google & SunPower Partner to Finance Residential Rooftop Solar Leases

A big financial partnership between Google and SunPower will make it a little easier to go solar. The money from the fund ($100 million from Google and $150 million from SunPower), will be used to buy residential rooftop solar panel systems, which will then be leased to homeowners at a cost that’s typically below that […]

April 30, 2014

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10 Utilities Accounted for 82% of All Integrated Solar Capacity Last Year

When it comes to integrating solar power into the energy distribution system, the solar PV array that the homeowner or building owner installs is only one part of the equation, because the local electric utility company is a key component of this renewable energy revolution. Without participating utilities, home solar would be relegated to standalone […]

April 29, 2014

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These 20 Solar Cities Account for 7% of All US Solar PV Capacity

Thanks to a number of factors, including advancements in solar technology, dropping costs of solar, and increased consumer demand for clean energy sources, solar power is booming in the United States. In fact, the US now has over 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed and operating as it did in 2002, and […]

April 15, 2014

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