Cost of Solar News

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Record Number Of Solar Panels Shipped In Q2 2013

NPD Solarbuzz, a market research firm specializing in solar energy, has just released a new report, the Module Tracker Quarterly for the second quarter (Q2) of 2013. Join the solar rooftop revolution!   The report shows that 21% more solar modules were shipped in Q2 2013 than in Q2 2012 by the top 20 solar module providers. […]

August 14, 2013

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Honda To Sell Solar Power

Honda (the car company, not the star soccer player) is going solar. Also, thanks to the low cost of solar today and incentives for selling solar power to the grid, the famous Japanese car company is going solar in a big way and will sell surplus electricity to the Japanese grid. (What, you thought Honda […]

August 13, 2013

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Wow, Keystone XL Is Solar Panels!

Holy cow, this has got to be one of the crazier stories of the year. It’s also a clear sign that solar power is extremely popular… and a tar sands oil pipeline is not. If you follow green news at all, you’re surely familiar with the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Even if […]

August 10, 2013

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Solar Panels — Prices & More

When it comes to solar panels, prices vary considerably. However, when it comes to residential rooftop solar panels, prices are fairly easy to quote. But taking another 180-degree U-turn on this, there’s one more “however” to throw in there — when it comes to putting solar panels on your roof, you won’t find a set […]

August 5, 2013

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

–> Take a few seconds to run a free solar report on your property and find out how much solar panels are projected to cost in your situation and how much solar could save you! I think one of the first questions people ask when they think about going solar is: How much do solar panels cost? Unfortunately, […]

August 1, 2013

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Why Are People Still Skeptical About Solar Power?

Why Are People Still Skeptical About Solar Power?

–> Take a few seconds to run a free solar report on your property and find out how much solar will save you! Solar power growth is booming in the US, and there are a lot of good reasons for that, but solar power is still a tiny percentage of our electricity supply. Meanwhile, some other countries have […]

July 31, 2013

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Solar Panel Installation Cost $0

Solar Panel Installation Cost — $0

What’s the price of going solar? What’s the solar panel installation cost in your area? In over a dozen states, it is now $0 or close to $0.   The “problem” with solar power is its long-term savings… or, rather, that its massive savings are generally reaped in the long term. Many people who have […]

July 25, 2013

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Solar Energy Advantages and Disadvantages (8-0)

Solar energy has very, very broad support. As I wrote last month, you, your family, your friends, and even your “enemies” love solar. Clearly, most of these people are not solar energy experts and are not aware of all the details of solar energy advantages and disadvantages. Most probably just assume that solar energy is […]

July 22, 2013

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Cost of Solar = Negative $20,000 (Double Negative = …)

I’m sure everyone remembers from elementary school what a double negative equals. A double negative equals a positive. A cost is clearly something we have to pay (a negative on our bank balance), so a negative cost is clearly more money in our bank or pocket. So, a negative solar energy cost of $20,000 is […]

July 20, 2013

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Solar Cars Prepping For Solar Car Race In Australia

The World Solar Challenge is a bi-annual race where solar cars zip (or coast) across 3,000 kilometers (1864 miles) of the Australia Outback to claim prizes in the Challenger Class, Cruiser Class, and Adventure Class… or not. The 2013 World Solar Challenge is to take place October 6 through 13. As we get closer to the […]

July 15, 2013

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