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

The Disadvantages of Solar Energy

At Cost of Solar, we’re always talking about the advantages and benefits of solar energy and trying to share solar news that can help boost the exposure and speed the adoption of residential solar, both because we see solar power as the future of sustainable energy, and because we acknowledge that investing in solar can… Read more »

Solar Jobs Grew 21% Last Year: National Solar Jobs Census

The growing popularity of solar power has had another positive effect, beyond the obvious ones of feeding clean renewable energy into the grid and making a healthy return on investment, in that it’s helped the domestic solar job sector to soar, which in turn also helps to strengthen local economies. The National Solar Jobs Census… Read more »

Homebuyers Willing to Pay More for a House with Solar PV

As if getting a great return on investment, decades of savings on energy costs, and being part of the renewable energy revolution wasn’t enough to convince you to consider getting a home solar PV system, remember that going solar can also be a great way to increase your property value. And we’re not just saying… Read more »

Your Own Solar Home As A Local Utility

A home is the biggest investment people usually make during their lifetimes. It’s surprisingly easy to find out how much money a solar home can save in terms of household or small business expenses. Have you ever thought of a solar home as a micro-power plant? Considering the ever-quickening march of utility bills, maybe you’ll… Read more »

New Report Shows Solar Helps Schools Save Big

With school budgets stretched thin all over the USA, welcome news comes from the Solar Foundation and the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. You’ll be surprised how much money solar helps schools save. The study on solar in U.S. schools, called Brighter Future, has found that nearly 2.7 million K-12 students now attend schools that… Read more »

Farm solar energy opportunities expand in Ohio

As well as being environment-friendly and economical for home and commercial purposes, photovoltaic solar energy has a lot of applications for farms everywhere. The US Department of Agriculture tells us that 36,331 farms use solar energy, making it by far the most common type of renewable energy technology for farming in this country. (Other stats place… Read more »

Going Solar Makes Good Business Sense (Video)

In this short piece, Marco Krapels (Partner, Pegasus Capital Advisors & co-founder of The Solutions Project) makes a very convincing argument for businesses going solar, starting with the basic economics of the cost of electricity. Fusion.net has more short interviews about renewable energy, electric cars, and battery technology, as part of a larger story about… Read more »