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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

When considering going solar, we know that one of the top questions tends to be something along the lines of “How much do solar panels cost?” or “What is the cost of solar?” because for many of us, adding a home solar array isn’t just about reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s also […]

October 14, 2015


Home Solar Credit Savings For Vets And Their Families!

Memorial Day reminds Americans of the millions who have served in uniform over the years. Almost everyone knows a soldier, past or present. Education, health care, home loans, and other benefits accrue as each military employee serves out his or her term. But did you know that military service also offers every vet enhanced real […]

May 26, 2015

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MIT Confirms The Future Value Of Today’s Solar PV

Good news for solar PV owners and

May 15, 2015

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Hybrid Solar Thermal Panels Produce Electricity & Heat, for Quadruple the Energy Production

Combining two types of energy production into the same surface area allows these hybrid solar thermal panels to produce quadruple the amount of energy as a conventional solar photovoltaic (PV) system of the same size, according to Solarus. The Solarus hybrid system incorporates a solar PV component, which generates electricity from the sun, with a […]

February 10, 2015

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State net metering programs in place, September 2014 (NCSU pdf).

Residential Solar Costs Expected To Drop 40% By 2017

We’re hearing some more good news about residential solar costs. Experts expect a home solar system to cost a whopping 40% less within the next three years. Combined with the continuation of major solar rebates and tax credits, this makes 2015 a very opportune time to invest in the owner-friendliest option—and the easiest to install—of […]

January 30, 2015

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Solar Powered Cars: Solar PV + Plug-In EV Resources

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are a great way to economically produce clean energy at a set cost, for years to come, and when sized appropriately, can go a long way toward helping a home or business achieve energy independence. And not only can going solar put money back in your pocket, but because solar power […]

December 9, 2014

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See-Thru Solar: These Transparent Solar Windows Generate Electricity

We love rooftop solar at Cost of Solar, because it works, it’s proven, it’s getting more affordable every day, and it uses a space that is often mostly empty – the roof of our home. But putting solar panels on your roof isn’t the only way to get solar power at home, as there are […]

October 30, 2014

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New Info Brings More Choice for Solar Buyers

So you’re starting to see more solar panels sprouting up around the neighborhood. Not surprisingly, solar buyers will find, when you consider that the solar contracting industry has risen by more than 225% over the past three years and now has a value of $11.5 billion.   It’s usually pretty easy for solar buyers to […]

October 12, 2014

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Farm solar energy opportunities expand in Ohio

As well as being environment-friendly and economical for home and commercial purposes, photovoltaic solar energy has a lot of applications for farms everywhere. The US Department of Agriculture tells us that 36,331 farms use solar energy, making it by far the most common type of renewable energy technology for farming in this country. (Other stats place […]

September 19, 2014

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Verizon Puts $40 Million Into Local Solar Facilities

If you live in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, or New York, you’ll soon be seeing some great local solar installed at Verizon’s corporate facilities in your state. More than 44,000 solar panels will be set up. The new equipment for the country’s largest wireless carrier consists of high-efficiency rooftop, parking structure, and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic […]

September 3, 2014

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