Measuring Solar Power Success By Rise In Solar Jobs

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Measuring Solar Power Success By Rise In Solar Jobs

As we mentioned in an earlier article, in 2014 solar jobs grew 20 times faster than US job growth overall (21.8% solar job growth vs. 1.1%). Here’s some further information, state by state. The Solar Foundation, an independent nonprofit based in Washington, DC, just published these amazing numbers in its annual National Solar Jobs Census […]

February 18, 2015

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Verizon Puts $40 Million Into Local Solar Facilities

If you live in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, or New York, you’ll soon be seeing some great local solar installed at Verizon’s corporate facilities in your state. More than 44,000 solar panels will be set up. The new equipment for the country’s largest wireless carrier consists of high-efficiency rooftop, parking structure, and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic […]

September 3, 2014

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Solar panels at the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge visitor center

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 […]

August 15, 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 […]

June 13, 2014

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Cashing in with Solar Power on Staten Island!

From brownfield to solar park: Staten Island’s Freshkills Park will be the home of NYC’s largest solar installation, providing 10 MW of solar electricity and nearly doubling the City’s current renewable energy capacity. Solar power might seem more of a fit in states known for being incredibly sunny, such as Arizona, California, or Hawaii, but […]

May 8, 2014

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Most Attractive States For Investing In Solar

–> See how much money solar power could save you! There are a lot of ways to evaluate the attractiveness of a place for renewable energy or solar energy investment, and to evaluate the best solar states. Of course, it depends on what factors and assumptions you take into account, as well as what segment of […]

August 27, 2013

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Solar Return On Investment Is Best In…

As many people have pointed out, solar panels aren’t like household appliances, they are more like financial investments. So, the key point many people want to know is, what’s my solar ROI (return on investment). The report summarized below shows the average solar ROI for states across the US, which is pretty cool and interesting. […]

August 8, 2013

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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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How Much Does Solar Power Cost? (Infographic)

As I noted on Monday, the cost of solar power is insanely lower than you probably think. But, in that post, I focused on the average cost of solar panels, not specific all-in costs of going solar in your specific location. So, you might be wondering, how much does solar power cost in total? Naturally, […]

June 19, 2013

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