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5 Surprising Solar Growth Markets (4 States & 1 City)

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! You probably know which states have been strong solar growth states over the past several years — California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina…. But below are 4 states and one city that are picking up some serious steam in the solar power […]

October 28, 2013

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Get Off Your Butt! Just Do It

Photo Credit: Jazmin Million / Foter / CC BY-SA This is a motivational post. This is a call to action. This is a mid-week, time-to-finally-change-something piece.   The fact of the matter is: millions of Americans are throwing away money. Actually, not just throwing it away, but giving it to semi-monopolistic utility companies for electricity produced from the burning of […]

October 23, 2013

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Solar Panels For Home Are Now Like Granite Countertops

Join the solar rooftop revolution! Home solar panels are “the new granite countertops,” according to Tom Werner, CEO of US-based SunPower, one of the largest solar panel companies in the world. What does that mean? That means that, for an increasing number of new homeowners, solar panels are becoming an add-on right from the beginning. Furthermore, Werner […]

October 21, 2013

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97% of You Probably Think Going Solar Is More Expensive Than It Actually Is

Join the solar rooftop revolution! Solar panel costs have fallen off a cliff in recent years. The cost of solar panels today is about 100 times less than it was a few decades ago, and about half what it was just a handful of years ago. In many places, the cost of solar panels today […]

October 18, 2013

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Solar Leasing = $600 Annual Savings For Middle-Class Families

In states where it’s available, solar leasing is extremely popular. Approximately 75% or so of homeowners who go solar in these states decide to go solar through a solar leasing/PPA option. The big stat of the day today is that middle-class families who go solar in this way are projected to save about $600 a […]

October 14, 2013

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Grid Freedom

Do you ever feel like you’re an indentured servant at the mercy of your monopolistic utility company? Do you ever wish you could free yourself from this unbalanced relationship? Have you ever dreamt about the grid freedom that would come with becoming your own power producer? Dream no more! Go out and claim your freedom, […]

October 11, 2013

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Is Solar Power Worth It?

This question is a popular one these days, and it’s getting more and more popular every day, as more and more people think about going solar and then actually go solar. But the question remains for hundreds of millions of people: is solar power worth it? Well, on a solar power website, what do you […]

October 7, 2013

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FPL About To Offer More Solar Rebates

If you’re in the large Florida Power & Light region of Florida, now might be an excellent time for you to finally look into going solar. A new application period for solar rebates starts on October 15. Florida Power & Light (FPL) announced the new rebates just yesterday. The rebates will total about $9 million. They are for […]

October 3, 2013

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Solar Power Advantages And Disadvantages

Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, its pluses and minuses. So, naturally, there must be a number of solar power advantages and solar power disadvantages too, right? It’s been awhile since I ran down a list of solar power advantages and disadvantages, so I figured this topic was ripe for a refresher. Solar Power Advantages […]

September 30, 2013


Google’s Massive Solar Power Plant Hits Major Milestone

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a massive 392 MW solar farm being built in the Mojave desert. Its investors include Google, NRG Energy (one of the largest energy companies in the US), and BrightSource Energy (which is the lead developer). At 392 MW, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will be the largest solar […]

September 26, 2013

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