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

National Solar Schools Consortium Sets 2020 Goal of 20,000 Solar Installations

A new organization, called the National Solar Schools Consortium, was recently launched at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), with the aim of helping to promote and enable renewable energy in America’s schools. Vision: Every school in America will be equipped to give students meaningful learning experiences with renewable energy. The… Read more »

History of Solar Energy

If your knowledge about solar energy is limited to modern solar PV panels, you might be surprised to learn that the history of solar energy goes back a very long time, and people have been using the sun’s energy to light and heat their homes and cook their meals for thousands of years. While we… Read more »

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… Read more »

World’s Cheapest Solar Power Deal in Austin, Texas?

How cheap can solar power get? Pretty darn cheap, at least when you look at an upcoming deal in Austin, Texas, where a PPA for less than 5¢/kWh is in the works. Zachary Shahan has the scoop: Solar Less Than 5¢/kWh In Austin, Texas! (Cheaper Than Natural Gas, Coal, & Nuclear) Here’s a milestone to… Read more »

Survey Reveals Top 2 Reasons for Considering Residential Solar

Why do people consider getting solar power for their homes or businesses? Residential solar is booming, and between the possibility of a ‘$0 down’ solar installation and the dropping cost of solar, it’s a great time to consider getting a residential solar power system installed. But even with the ease of installation and numerous solar… Read more »

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… Read more »