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The Top 10 US Solar Installers & Solar Panel Manufacturers

Originally published on Solar Love. By Jake Richardson When you ask who the top solar power companies are, you will probably want to distinguish between residential installers and solar panel manufacturers. Solar power generally is thought of as home solar power, though utilities and businesses also are investing in it. This article looks at the […]

June 21, 2016

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New Report Card Grades All 50 States On Solar Net Metering, Interconnection Standards

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Vote Solar have released their new “report card” that grades all 50 US states on their rankings for two important clean energy policies, namely solar net metering and interconnection standards. If you’re considering going solar at home or at your business, you’ll want to understand how much money […]

February 1, 2016

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Solar Energy Price At All-Time Low: Average Price of Solar In U.S. Falls To 5¢/kWh

According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), solar energy prices are at an all-time low, with the average price of solar energy in the United States having dropped down to 5¢/kWh, representing a 70% decline in power purchase agreement (PPA) prices since 2009. The falling prices for this clean renewable energy […]

September 30, 2015

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San Antonio

San Antonio’s CPS Energy Expands Rooftop Solar & Adds Community Solar

The largest municipally-owned utility in the US, San Antonio’s CPS Energy, is looking to expand its rooftop solar network with a new pilot program, and is developing the city’s first community solar project. Both of these initiatives will allow a greater number of San Antonio residents to go solar without having to make a major […]

September 11, 2015

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3 Colorado Counties Team Up for Group Buy of Rooftop Solar & EVs

Residents of three Colorado counties can take advantage of a discounted group buy/lease program for rooftop solar and/or an electric vehicle, which will net them an installed cost of solar of $3.50/W and a savings of more than $8000 on a 2015 Nissan Leaf. The group buy, under the name Solar Benefits Colorado, will allow […]

August 26, 2015

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Platform Aims to Reduce the Cost of Solar in Georgia with Crowdsourcing

By bringing together three solar programs in one online platform, Solar CrowdSource is looking to reduce the cost of solar in Georgia, while also making this renewable and sustainable energy source more accessible to residents in every community in the state. The newly launched Solar CrowdSource platform aims to take some of the complexity out […]

August 19, 2015

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Google’s Project Sunroof: Mapping Our Solar Potential, One Rooftop at a Time

Now that we’re accustomed to Google mapping our streets, our transit systems, our buildings, and even our natural world, the tech giant is offering yet another way to put its extensive database of aerial imagery and maps to work for us, but this time focused on renewable energy – rooftop solar energy production, to be […]

August 17, 2015

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NASCAR solar SunEdison

SunEdison is NASCAR’s Official Solar Energy Partner

In what seems like an unlikely partnership between strange bedfellows, NASCAR has announced that the solar company SunEdison is now the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green. You know solar energy is hitting the mainstream when partnerships form between solar companies and industries that are highly dependent on fossil fuels for their livelihoods, and […]

August 4, 2015

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DC Solar mobile generator

No-Cost Mobile Solar Generators Available for Universities

While we are mainly focused on grid-tied residential solar energy installations and commercial solar applications, we’re also incredibly supportive of the adoption of solar power solutions at every level, including mobile and offgrid solar generators, as every deployment of solar adds to the momentum of the clean and renewable energy revolution. And that’s why we’re […]

July 24, 2015

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New York solar

New York Solar: Empire State Grows Solar 300% Since 2011

Solar energy in New York State has been experiencing triple digit growth over the last few years, and thanks to NY Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision strategy, this solar growth shows no sign of slowing down. An announcement about the growth of solar in New York State was released today by the Governor’s office, […]

July 6, 2015

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