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Florida Installs 10kW Solar Panel Systems on 100 Emergency Shelter Schools

Thanks to the work of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), more than 100 emergency shelter schools (Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area) now have solar panel systems of 10 kW in capacity installed on them. The SunSmart E-Shelter Program, which has now added more than one MW of solar generating capacity to Florida, was brought about […]

April 8, 2014

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Indiana Solar Incentives & Solar Energy Facts

The next installment in our series on state solar incentives and facts has information on Indiana solar incentives for the residential and commercial sector, followed by some facts about solar energy in Indiana. Unlike some states, such as California, which seem like a natural fit for residential and small-scale commercial solar power systems, Indiana probably […]

March 27, 2014

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Home Solar Systems: Benefits and Advantages

There are a wide variety of tactics and strategies for reducing our energy costs, including buying energy-efficient appliances, being vigilant about our actual energy use (such as killing vampire loads), installing more insulation and better weatherproofing, and so on, but because none of those actually produce any energy, they’re limited to strictly energy conservation. Home […]

March 17, 2014

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5 Home Improvement Projects With Awesome ROI

If you want to implement some home improvement projects this year that will save you some money and offer a good return on investment (ROI), below are five that I’d highly recommend. 1. If You Love It, Put Solar On It I’ll start with the most obvious. If you love your home, give it a […]

December 28, 2013

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New Green Home Calculator Lets You Compete With Neighbors, Shows Your Savings

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Build It Green, a California-based nonprofit, has created a new home energy calculator that shows you how much greener your home is compared to your average neighbor’s home. It also shows you how much money you save compared to your neighbor. I decided […]

December 18, 2013

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30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy Over Solar Issues

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! A couple weeks ago, I wrote about a strong push from Colorado residents, businesses, and organizations to get 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar on one million rooftops by 2030. Despite this, Colorado utility Xcel Energy is pushing to roll back policies that support […]

December 15, 2013

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3 Signs Your Utility Company Is Robbing You

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! As the holiday season rolls in, I think that most of us tend to pay a little closer attention to our finances. We’d all love to have a little more money to spend on our loved ones. For a lot of households, every […]

December 9, 2013

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Benefits Of Solar Energy — 3 Benefits Unknown To Most People

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! Everyone knows solar energy is green, keeps our air clean, keeps our water clean, and keeps our climate livable. Everyone also understands that solar energy is renewable — the sun shines every day. But, below are 3 benefits of solar energy that I […]

December 5, 2013


Citizens Calling For 3,000 MW of Solar in Colorado by 2030 — 5 Reasons Colorado Should Do It

A passionate coalition of over 11,000 citizens and 280 businesses are pushing hard for their state, Colorado, to become a true rooftop solar power leader. They are pushing for 1 million solar rooftops, or 3,000 megawatts of solar power capacity, in the state by 2030. Currently, the state’s solar power capacity is equal to 300 […]

December 2, 2013

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Don’t Be A Dumbass!

How much will solar save you? Find out in about 60 seconds! No one wants to be a dumbass, but we all are sometimes. Heck, many of us do things every day that probably make us feel like dumbasses. But, still, it’s not cool to be a dumbass, and nobody really wants to be a […]

November 29, 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!