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

New Report Card Grades All 50 States On Solar Net Metering, Interconnection Standards

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and Vote Solar have released their new “report card” that grades all 50 US states on their rankings for two important clean energy policies, namely solar net metering and interconnection standards. If you’re considering going solar at home or at your business, you’ll want to understand how much money… Read more »

DIY Solar Installation Overview: 3 kW Grid-Tied Rooftop Array

Going solar doesn’t have to always mean hiring a solar contractor, and if you’re a DIY solar enthusiast who has the time, the skills, and the inclination to so, you can install your rooftop solar array yourself. A fair bit of research will go a long way toward building a successful DIY solar system, and… Read more »

Congress Approves Extension of Solar Investment Tax Credit

The approval by the US Congress of a five-year extension to the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is expected to be a boon for both residential solar installations and utility-scale solar farms, and could add another 140,000 solar jobs, as well as lead to $125 billion in new private sector investments. The scheduled sunset of… Read more »

All I Want For Christmas Is My Free Solar Quote

The holiday season can bring out the best in all of us, as we try to give our friends and loved ones gifts that can lighten their lives, brighten their smiles, or tickle their funny bones, and for the next month or so, many of us will be on the constant lookout for that perfect… Read more »

The Photovoltaic Effect, Explained With Beer Pong

You don’t have to know how rooftop solar panels work in order to get the benefits of clean electric power from them, but the more you know about it, the more informed decisions you’ll be able to make. For instance, when we talk about solar energy, there are a few distinctly different technologies at play,… Read more »

What is the Best Solar Panel Angle?

A home solar array is only as useful as it is appropriately sized, oriented, and installed. A poorly-matched system installed in a suboptimal location can be a big disappointment, so it’s important to pay attention to a lot of little details when planning to go solar. Even if you hire a top-notch solar installer, someone… Read more »

Is Solar Energy Renewable?

When considering the idea of solar as an energy source, a lot of the questions that people tend to ask are the obvious ones, such as, “How much does solar cost?” and its corollary, “How much will I save?,” as well as, “What kind of financial incentives are there to going solar?,” but when it… Read more »