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Check out the latest news and events surrounding solar energy and the green energy movement.

New Solar Mounting System Allows East-West Facing Roofs To Go Solar

For homes with roofs that face to the south, and that have an appropriate pitch for mounting solar panels, installing an efficient home solar system is fairly straight-forward, because both the roof orientation and angle (pitch) are optimal for harvesting clean energy from the sun. And while there is some indication that facing solar panels …

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August 26, 2014

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Long Island Gets Residential Solar Loan Program Through NYSERDA & PSEG

Thanks to the combined efforts of PSEG Long Island and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), two low-interest solar PV loan options are now available to all PSEG Long Island residential customers. It’s not just the traditionally sunny states that are joining the solar revolution, as states such as New York …

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August 15, 2014

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Rooftop Solar and Electric Cars Can Be a Win/Win

Going solar at home or at your business can be an excellent investment, not only financially, but environmentally as well, and when combined with a smart grid and smart appliances, can further optimize our energy consumption. But one element of daily life, transportation, doesn’t fit very well into a renewable energy world, at least when …

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August 6, 2014

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Honda’s Open Source Smart Home Aims for Zero Net Energy

Installing rooftop solar on your home is a great way to save money, generate clean electricity, and lock in long-term electricity costs. But putting photovoltaic solar panels on a standard home, which may have issues with efficiency, isn’t nearly as effective as designing them into the home from the beginning, where they can be an …

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July 18, 2014

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New Solar Financing Options Make Owning as Easy as Leasing

Solar leasing has been a hot topic lately, as leasing solar panels from a third party is a simple and low-cost way for homeowners to go solar. Solar leasing can allow homeowners to get a solar power system installed on their house for $0 down (or close to it), and to then immediately start saving …

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July 11, 2014

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Put solar power to work for you

Put Solar Power to Work for You

Why should you go solar? Everyone’s got their own personal reasons for installing solar power systems on their homes or businesses, ranging from saving money to saving the Earth, but there are some great universal benefits to solar energy that can help make choosing home solar a winning proposition for just about everybody. Solar power …

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July 3, 2014

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What Questions Should You Ask Your Solar Installer?

In order to get the most optimal home solar power system for you, and have it correctly installed by a company you trust, so it operates at peak efficiency with minimal maintenance, while also looking good on your house, it’s important to pick the right solar installer. Because of the booming demand for rooftop solar, …

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June 20, 2014

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New York Shared Solar Program May Make Solar Accessible to Millions

New York’s Shared Clean Energy initiative could make it possible for millions of renters and apartment dwellers to choose solar, even if they don’t own the property or have adequate roof space. Residential solar is a viable means of producing your own power, locking in your electricity costs for the long run, and reaping big …

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June 13, 2014

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US Residential Solar Outpaces Commercial Solar in Q1 2014

It’s a bright time for residential solar in the US, with residential solar PV installations exceeding commercial solar installations for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2014. The latest US Solar Market Insights report from the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) was packed full of positive information about the state of solar …

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June 5, 2014

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Guess Who’s Leading the US Solar Rooftop Revolution?

One of the more common misconceptions about going solar is that it’s so costly that only those with a high income and net worth can afford to have a solar PV array on their house. But as we’ve shown, solar power isn’t nearly as expensive as you might think, and a new study now shows …

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June 2, 2014

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