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Germany’s Solar Power Systems Set New Solar Record (Germany Crushing US in Solar Power)

On Sunday, Germany set a new world solar record for electricity produced from solar PV systems at one point in time. It was breaking its own record in the process, as it has done several times. The country’s 1.3 million or so solar PV systems put out 23.9 GW of power. Here’s a screenshot of […]

July 12, 2013


Solar Power Companies Leading The Market

What are the best or top solar power companies on the market? Well, it depends on what kind of solar power companies you’re talking about. Solar module companies? Solar developers? Solar installers? Residential solar installers? It also depends on what type of leadership you’re referring to. Sales? Efficiency? Worth? Below, I’ll run down leaders in […]

July 8, 2013

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Most Efficient Solar Panels — Which Ones?

One of the most common things people ask when they start to consider going solar or start to plan their life-changing solar expedition is which are the most efficient solar panels. However, first of all, that’s not even the right question for most people, and second of all, the literal answer to that question really […]

July 1, 2013

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‘How Much Are Solar Panels?’ Is Wrong Question — ‘How Much Are Solar Panels Gonna Save Me?’ Is Better

OK, it’s true, How Much Are Solar Panels? can be a useful question. But, really, this question is largely of minimal importance today. Either through loans or 3rd-party-ownership models that let you lease a solar power system instead of buying one, most residents and businesses with a decent roof or ground space for solar panels […]

June 26, 2013


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Solar Panel Prices Down Due To Solar Panel Technological Advancements

Actually, there are a few reasons why solar panel prices are down so much. But technological advancements in solar panel technologies are certainly a big one. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it weren’t for the technological advancements made to solar cells and solar panels over the past couple centuries, and especially over […]

June 24, 2013

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Advantages of Solar Energy = Massive Solar Growth (Check Out These Charts!)

Last week, we published an article showing why the cost of solar is probably 2–100 times cheaper than you think. With so many people thinking that solar energy costs much more than it actually does, one would think that no one is going solar, right? Well, with the advantages of solar energy starting to get […]

June 24, 2013


Solar Energy Cost So Low Thanks To Decades Of R&D (Infographic)

We’ve been writing quite a bit in the past week about the rapid drop in the cost of solar panels and the massive money you can now save by going solar. That’s all been focused on today and recent years. But let’s take a step back and see how solar energy cost got so low. […]

June 23, 2013

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Disadvantages Of Solar Energy Debunked

Disadvantages of solar energy? Well, there aren’t really any notable ones compared to other sources of energy, but I’ll bet that you’ve heard plenty of “disadvantages of solar” myths, so we’re going to debunk some of those. Read on… There’s something you and I and everyone else need to know about the world — a […]

June 22, 2013

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Are Solar Panels Worth It In Hawaii? (Infographic)

Are solar panels worth it in Hawaii? In all seriousness, we just showed yesterday (when looking at how much solar power costs) that solar power is basically “worth it” for people all across the country. In some places, the average 20-year savings from going solar are $10,000, while in other places, the average savings are over […]

June 20, 2013

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Cost of Solar Is 2–100 Times Cheaper Than You Think

What’s the cost of solar today? Well, it depends a great deal on where exactly you are located, but no matter where you’re located, I’d bet that most of you have a cost of solar in your head that’s 2–100 times greater than the actual cost of solar power. Read on for an explanation. One […]

June 17, 2013

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