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National Solar Schools Consortium Sets 2020 Goal of 20,000 Solar Installations

A new organization, called the National Solar Schools Consortium, was recently launched at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), with the aim of helping to promote and enable renewable energy in America’s schools.   Vision: Every school in America will be equipped to give students meaningful learning experiences with renewable energy. […]

April 4, 2014

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History of Solar Energy

If your knowledge about solar energy is limited to modern solar PV panels, you might be surprised to learn that the history of solar energy goes back a very long time, and people have been using the sun’s energy to light and heat their homes and cook their meals for thousands of years. While we […]

April 1, 2014

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Indiana Solar Incentives & Solar Energy Facts

The next installment in our series on state solar incentives and facts has information on Indiana solar incentives for the residential and commercial sector, followed by some facts about solar energy in Indiana. Unlike some states, such as California, which seem like a natural fit for residential and small-scale commercial solar power systems, Indiana probably […]

March 27, 2014

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World’s Cheapest Solar Power Deal in Austin, Texas?

How cheap can solar power get? Pretty darn cheap, at least when you look at an upcoming deal in Austin, Texas, where a PPA for less than 5¢/kWh is in the works. Zachary Shahan has the scoop: Solar Less Than 5¢/kWh In Austin, Texas! (Cheaper Than Natural Gas, Coal, & Nuclear) Here’s a milestone to […]

March 15, 2014

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Survey Reveals Top 2 Reasons for Considering Residential Solar

Why do people consider getting solar power for their homes or businesses? Residential solar is booming, and between the possibility of a ‘$0 down’ solar installation and the dropping cost of solar, it’s a great time to consider getting a residential solar power system installed. But even with the ease of installation and numerous solar […]

March 12, 2014

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Solar Panels California – Solar Power Makes Sense on the Left Coast

With one of the largest economies in the world, and the biggest population in the entire US, the state of California leads in a lot of areas, including solar power, but there’s still plenty of room for renewable energy growth in the Golden State. The high insolation (or incoming solar radiation) in most of California, […]

March 7, 2014

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New Year’s Resolution To Save Money? Here’s An Easy 20 Grand

I can’t believe another year is already starting. What a fast year 2013 was! I have to say that I don’t really care for the New Year’s Eve parties or the fireworks. However, I do love reflecting on the past year, reflecting on life, and thinking of ways to improve my life in the coming […]

December 31, 2013

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5 Home Improvement Projects With Awesome ROI

If you want to implement some home improvement projects this year that will save you some money and offer a good return on investment (ROI), below are five that I’d highly recommend. 1. If You Love It, Put Solar On It I’ll start with the most obvious. If you love your home, give it a […]

December 28, 2013

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New Green Home Calculator Lets You Compete With Neighbors, Shows Your Savings

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Build It Green, a California-based nonprofit, has created a new home energy calculator that shows you how much greener your home is compared to your average neighbor’s home. It also shows you how much money you save compared to your neighbor. I decided […]

December 18, 2013

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30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy Over Solar Issues

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a strong push from Colorado residents, businesses, and organizations to get 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar on one million rooftops by 2030. Despite this, Colorado utility Xcel Energy is pushing to roll back policies that support […]

December 15, 2013

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Solar Savings Calculator

Get the facts. Find out exactly how much solar will save you, including which Tax and Financial programs you qualify for!