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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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Best Direction To Face Solar Panels — South or West?

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! The conventional wisdom (in the Northern Hemisphere) is that the best direction to face solar panels is south, since that is generally where they’d receive the most sunlight. However, the electricity system is not as simple as it sometimes seems, and the best […]

November 18, 2013

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3 Charts Showing Solar Power’s Wicked Growth

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! The solar power trend is undeniable. Solar power’s growth curve is so steep that anyone with half a brain cell can see that it is going up for a long time to come. Below are 4 recent charts on this topic that I […]

November 8, 2013

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Danny Kennedy Rocks It In Bloomberg Solar Energy Interview

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Danny Kennedy, founder and president of Sungevity, was recently interviewed by Bloomberg TV. Most of the questions were about residential solar energy in the US in general. Danny knocked the ball out of the park so many times that I think someone should […]

October 30, 2013

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Get Off Your Butt! Just Do It

Photo Credit: Jazmin Million / Foter / CC BY-SA This is a motivational post. This is a call to action. This is a mid-week, time-to-finally-change-something piece.   The fact of the matter is: millions of Americans are throwing away money. Actually, not just throwing it away, but giving it to semi-monopolistic utility companies for electricity produced from the burning of […]

October 23, 2013

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Solar Panels For Home Are Now Like Granite Countertops

Join the solar rooftop revolution! Home solar panels are “the new granite countertops,” according to Tom Werner, CEO of US-based SunPower, one of the largest solar panel companies in the world. What does that mean? That means that, for an increasing number of new homeowners, solar panels are becoming an add-on right from the beginning. Furthermore, Werner […]

October 21, 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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Huge Solar Power Plant Inaugurated In California

A huge solar power plant, the 8th-largest in the world, was just inaugurated in California over the weekend. The Catalina Solar PV plant is actually owned by the French energy company EDF Renewable Energy.   The giant solar PV power plant includes 1.1 million solar panels on 900 acres in Kern County, California. The projection is that […]

October 3, 2013

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Solar Power Advantages And Disadvantages

Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, its pluses and minuses. So, naturally, there must be a number of solar power advantages and solar power disadvantages too, right? It’s been awhile since I ran down a list of solar power advantages and disadvantages, so I figured this topic was ripe for a refresher. Solar Power Advantages […]

September 30, 2013


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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Solar Savings Calculator

Get the facts. Find out exactly how much solar will save you, including which Tax and Financial programs you qualify for!