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Solar Energy Price At All-Time Low: Average Price of Solar In U.S. Falls To 5¢/kWh

According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), solar energy prices are at an all-time low, with the average price of solar energy in the United States having dropped down to 5¢/kWh, representing a 70% decline in power purchase agreement (PPA) prices since 2009. The falling prices for this clean renewable energy […]

September 30, 2015

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How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill For Decades With A Renewable Energy Investment

If you’d like to reduce your electricity bill, it can pay to do a full energy and efficiency audit of your home, and to then take action on some of the lower-hanging fruit of efficiency measures, such as adding better insulation, installing a smarter thermostat, switching to LED lighting, killing vampire energy devices, and upgrading […]

September 22, 2015

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San Antonio’s CPS Energy Expands Rooftop Solar & Adds Community Solar

The largest municipally-owned utility in the US, San Antonio’s CPS Energy, is looking to expand its rooftop solar network with a new pilot program, and is developing the city’s first community solar project. Both of these initiatives will allow a greater number of San Antonio residents to go solar without having to make a major […]

September 11, 2015

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3 Colorado Counties Team Up for Group Buy of Rooftop Solar & EVs

Residents of three Colorado counties can take advantage of a discounted group buy/lease program for rooftop solar and/or an electric vehicle, which will net them an installed cost of solar of $3.50/W and a savings of more than $8000 on a 2015 Nissan Leaf. The group buy, under the name Solar Benefits Colorado, will allow […]

August 26, 2015

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Platform Aims to Reduce the Cost of Solar in Georgia with Crowdsourcing

By bringing together three solar programs in one online platform, Solar CrowdSource is looking to reduce the cost of solar in Georgia, while also making this renewable and sustainable energy source more accessible to residents in every community in the state. The newly launched Solar CrowdSource platform aims to take some of the complexity out […]

August 19, 2015

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Google’s Project Sunroof: Mapping Our Solar Potential, One Rooftop at a Time

Now that we’re accustomed to Google mapping our streets, our transit systems, our buildings, and even our natural world, the tech giant is offering yet another way to put its extensive database of aerial imagery and maps to work for us, but this time focused on renewable energy – rooftop solar energy production, to be […]

August 17, 2015

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Average Price of Going Solar in US Dropped 50% in 5 Years

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to go solar, you might want to rethink that and start exploring your solar options right now, because there’s never been a better time to install solar in the US. The number of options available for choosing a solar installer is increasing, solar array efficiencies are rising, […]

August 13, 2015

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Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates

If there’s one aspect of residential solar that the anti-solar crowd, especially utility companies, loves to gang up on, it’s probably net metering. You could argue that the 30% Federal Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit is right up there on the list as well, but for some reason a year-end tax credit seems a lot […]

August 11, 2015

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Nonprofit Aims for Affordable Solar Through Community Solar Programs

A nonprofit aims to bring the benefits of affordable solar to the 90 million Americans who are effectively “locked out” of the solar market, through the development of shared and community solar initiatives. Going solar at home is easier now than ever before, and solar PV installations are booming because of it, but if you […]

August 7, 2015

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SunEdison is NASCAR’s Official Solar Energy Partner

In what seems like an unlikely partnership between strange bedfellows, NASCAR has announced that the solar company SunEdison is now the Official Solar Energy Partner of NASCAR Green. You know solar energy is hitting the mainstream when partnerships form between solar companies and industries that are highly dependent on fossil fuels for their livelihoods, and […]

August 4, 2015

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