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Connecticut Solar Energy — Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Connecticut enjoys one of the fastest-growing solar markets among the smaller US states. One reason is because the Nutmeg State actually receives more sunshine than most of the solar farms in Germany, with an average of close to 4.5 hours of direct sunlight for every 10 square feet (approx. 1 square meter). It may be […]

November 27, 2016

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Arizona Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

As one of the sunniest states in the US, Arizona has enjoyed early and great success as a leader in solar energy production. With 2,453 megawatts (MW) of solar installed, the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks Arizona as #2 for total installed solar capacity. Arizona ranks number 2 in SEIA’s Top 10 States […]

November 14, 2016

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Colorado Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Although snowbound in winter, Colorado is also famous for its sunny skies. In fact, Pueblo Colorado ties 7th place as the sunniest US city, according to NOAA’s annual average % possible sunshine ranking, with an average of 76%. Only Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas have sunnier cities. It’s no wonder, then, that Colorado ranks high in […]

November 14, 2016

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Hawaii Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a no-brainer for Hawaiians. And, for the […]

October 24, 2016

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California Solar Energy – Solar Incentives, Installers, Costs

California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it is more thorough than anything I’ve […]

June 6, 2016

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US Market Could See Record-Breaking Solar Installations In Q4 2015

Solar installations in the United States are booming, with 2015 predicted to be the best year so far for solar energy, and the last quarter of the year is expected to be a record-breaker, according to data from the latest US Solar Market Insight Report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). […]

December 9, 2015

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America’s Top Solar Cities Rankings Might Surprise You

When you hear news about cities that are making the most of the solar boom, it’s only natural to think that the leading solar cities are all in really sunny locations, which is true for the most part, but the latest rankings of America’s top solar cities has a few surprises in store. According to […]

April 8, 2015

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Energy Efficiency #1 On Almost Every Homeowner’s List

If increased energy efficiency is your top criterion for buying a new home, you are not alone. Very few homeowners describe their current lodgings as “energy-efficient.” Energy efficiency is the top concern of US homeowners seeking to exchange or purchase real estate. More than seven homeowners out of ten see energy efficiency as very important. […]

March 7, 2015

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Measuring Solar Power Success By Rise In Solar Jobs

As we mentioned in an earlier article, in 2014 solar jobs grew 20 times faster than US job growth overall (21.8% solar job growth vs. 1.1%). Here’s some further information, state by state. The Solar Foundation, an independent nonprofit based in Washington, DC, just published these amazing numbers in its annual National Solar Jobs Census […]

February 18, 2015

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Solar Financing Can Save Up To 30% Over Solar Leases

When it comes to the cost of installing and using a solar array for a home or business, is it better to own the solar panels or to lease them from a third party? Solar leases can be attractive due to their low or zero up-front costs, but over the long run, low-interest solar financing […]

February 13, 2015

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