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9 Surprising or Very Surprising Things About People Who Go Solar (Infographic)

There are a lot of stereotypes about people who go solar. Some are generally right, but some are actually way off. The most common stereotype about people who go solar is probably that they are going solar for the environment. Surely, a lot of people are into the huge environmental benefits from getting their electricity …

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June 29, 2013

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What The Electric Companies Don’t Want You To Know

Electric companies are fine and dandy — they deliver us electricity, and because they have monopolies or semi-monopolies over this critical need, governmental bodies regulate them a bit to make sure they aren’t robbing us too much. But they are companies, and their blood is aimed at making money. While they may be required to …

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June 27, 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 …

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June 26, 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 …

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June 24, 2013

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Solar Energy Cost So Low Thanks To Decades Of R&D (Infographic)

We’ve been writing quite a bit in the past week about the rapid drop in the cost of solar panels and the massive money you can now save by going solar. That’s all been focused on today and recent years. But let’s take a step back and see how solar energy cost got so low. …

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June 23, 2013

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Disadvantages Of Solar Energy Debunked

Disadvantages of solar energy? Well, there aren’t really any notable ones compared to other sources of energy, but I’ll bet that you’ve heard plenty of “disadvantages of solar” myths, so we’re going to debunk some of those. Read on… There’s something you and I and everyone else need to know about the world — a …

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June 22, 2013

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Are Solar Panels Worth It In Hawaii? (Infographic)

Are solar panels worth it in Hawaii? In all seriousness, we just showed yesterday (when looking at how much solar power costs) that solar power is basically “worth it” for people all across the country. In some places, the average 20-year savings from going solar are $10,000, while in other places, the average savings are over …

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June 20, 2013

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How Much Does Solar Power Cost? (Infographic)

As I noted on Monday, the cost of solar power is insanely lower than you probably think. But, in that post, I focused on the average cost of solar panels, not specific all-in costs of going solar in your specific location. So, you might be wondering, how much does solar power cost in total? Naturally, …

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June 19, 2013

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You Love Solar Power, And So Do Your Neighbors, Friends, & Enemies (Infographic)

We are social creatures. We care what other people think, we learn from each other, and we discuss and debate the pros and cons of different choices we must make. Some topics are more controversial than others (ahem, gun control, government surveillance of US citizens, war…). Luckily, solar power is something we all love. Well, …

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June 18, 2013

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