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

Residential Solar Costs Expected To Drop 40% By 2017

We’re hearing some more good news about residential solar costs. Experts expect a home solar system to cost a whopping 40% less within the next three years. Combined with the continuation of major solar rebates and tax credits, this makes 2015 a very opportune time to invest in the owner-friendliest option—and the easiest to install—of… Read more »

Solar 101: Self-Consumption of Home Solar Power

If you don’t know the first thing about solar power, other than the fact that it’s getting cheaper than the grid and it’s an affordable and renewable energy choice, making the decision to go solar at home isn’t a simple one, especially if you’ve got lots of questions about how everything works. These short Solar… 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 »

#GoSolar: National Shout Out For Solar Day

Lend your voice in support of continued solar growth in the US on National “Shout Out For Solar” Day! To help celebrate the record-breaking year that solar power had in the US in 2014, in which the solar industry installed 40% more capacity than the previous year, for a total of about 20.2 GW of… Read more »

Are You Looking Into Solar Residential Energy?

You may have noticed that residential energy, in the form of renewables and especially solar, has been taking off recently. This development greatly benefits those who own, rent, or lease homes. Shelton Group, the leading US communications agency entirely focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, surveyed over 2,000 Americans online about residential energy through Survey… Read more »

California Solar Permitting Guidebook Could Speed Solar Permits

Attaining a permit for a home solar installation may be getting quicker and more efficient in the state of California, thanks to the release of a new guidebook and resources for local governments seeking to streamline the solar permitting process. California has been a solar leader in rooftop installations, but one of the barriers to… Read more »

Solar 101: The Basics of a Solar Home (Video)

In this TEDxHickory presentation, retired educator Metaleen Thomas uses her experience of designing, building, and living in her own solar home (with no previous solar experience) to illustrate the basic concepts of home solar, and illustrates how cost-effective a solar home can be. Find out how you can go solar today! Related: Solar 101: What… Read more »

Home and Community Solar Energy Prices at All-Time Lows

If you’re considering buying into a home or community solar project in the future, then you may want to do it within the next year or so. Both the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have recently found that home and community solar facilities (“solar gardens”) will remain great price investments… Read more »

Solar App Tracks Electricity Production and Home Energy Use

One of the neat aspects of residential solar power, beside the obvious benefit of being able to generate affordable clean renewable electricity, is the ability to make power production (and consumption) more transparent to the homeowner. Through web interfaces, and now with mobile solar apps, solar homeowners can track the exact amounts of electricity produced… Read more »