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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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Energy Saving Landscaping Tips [Infographic]

While we love home solar systems for saving money and reducing energy demand from the grid, it’s not the only way to lower the impact of your home and reduce your cost of living. There are number of other energy saving solutions, both solar and non-solar, that fall under the scope of home improvement projects, […]

April 9, 2014

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Citizens Calling For 3,000 MW of Solar in Colorado by 2030 — 5 Reasons Colorado Should Do It

A passionate coalition of over 11,000 citizens and 280 businesses are pushing hard for their state, Colorado, to become a true rooftop solar power leader. They are pushing for 1 million solar rooftops, or 3,000 megawatts of solar power capacity, in the state by 2030. Currently, the state’s solar power capacity is equal to 300 […]

December 2, 2013

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Cost of Solar Panels — 10 Charts Tell You Everything

OK, “everything” is a strong word, but the following charts on the cost of solar panels should be super useful to you. Of course, to get a very specific cost of solar panels estimate for your own home, just spend about 60 seconds answering a few question at the link above and we can hook […]

December 1, 2013

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Colorado Solar Incentives & Solar Energy Facts

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Moving on with our series on state solar incentives and facts, below are Colorado solar incentives for the residential and commercial sector, followed by some fun Colorado solar energy facts. Enjoy!   First of all, it’s worth noting that Colorado has a net […]

November 22, 2013

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What Walmart, Google, Apple, Facebook, IKEA, Costco, Staples, Kohl’s, Macy’s, & Walgreens Know That You Don’t

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Let’s start with Walmart. Walmart essentially has two main points of focus: 1) offer extremely low-cost products; 2) offer just about every type of household product you can imagine in megastores that you could actually live in (literally). The company’s focus isn’t to […]

November 20, 2013

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California Solar — Solar Incentives & Fun Solar Facts

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds!   California is a solar giant. Well, it’s a giant in general. It’s the most populous state in the United States, home to 1 out of every 8 Americans. Also, the state has a larger economy than all but 8 countries (US included). […]

November 11, 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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Solar Panel Costs Drop 60% In US Since Early 2011, Can Now Power 1.5 Million US Homes

The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research recently released their latest quarterly report regarding the US solar energy market. There are a ton of interesting facts from the report, such as the solar panel costs fact above. Just a few of these cool solar power facts are in the infographic below. Many […]

September 18, 2013

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Energy Saving Solutions NOT From The Sun (14 More Energy Saving Solutions)

Following up on Friday’s article about ways to save money using the sun, below are some energy saving solutions that are not related to “going solar” or using the sun’s energy in other creative ways. Energy Saving Solutions Using the heat and light of the sun to cut energy use from other means (e.g., fossil […]

September 9, 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!