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

Connecticut Solar Energy — Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Connecticut enjoys one of the fastest-growing solar markets among the smaller US states. One reason is because the Nutmeg State actually receives more sunshine than most of the solar farms in Germany, with an average of close to 4.5 hours of direct sunlight for every 10 square feet (approx. 1 square meter). It may be… Read more »

Arizona Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

As one of the sunniest states in the US, Arizona has enjoyed early and great success as a leader in solar energy production. With 2,453 megawatts (MW) of solar installed, the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks Arizona as #2 for total installed solar capacity. Arizona ranks number 2 in SEIA’s Top 10 States… Read more »

Colorado Solar Energy – Solar & Storage Incentives, Solar Installers, Solar Costs

Although snowbound in winter, Colorado is also famous for its sunny skies. In fact, Pueblo Colorado ties 7th place as the sunniest US city, according to NOAA’s annual average % possible sunshine ranking, with an average of 76%. Only Arizona, California, Nevada, and Texas have sunnier cities. It’s no wonder, then, that Colorado ranks high in… 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 »

Michigan Solar Calculator & Comprehensive Guidebook for MI Solar

You don’t have to live in an extremely sunny location, such as Arizona, New Mexico, or California, to get the benefits of solar power at home, although residents of those states are certainly a great fit for solar. But as demonstrated in some of the leading solar states, such as New Jersey, your location doesn’t… Read more »

California Solar Incentives Increased for West-Facing Solar Panels

In what may be a first, California is increasing solar incentives for new homes built with west-facing solar panels, through the New Solar Homes Partnership. Conventional wisdom for orienting solar panels in North America is to face them to the south, but as we’ve pointed out before, that may not always be the best direction… Read more »

Wisconsin Solar Incentives & Solar Energy Facts

The state of Wisconsin offers incentives to help people improve energy efficiency, increase insulation in their homes and businesses, and convert to solar and renewable power. Solar power increased in Wisconsin in 2013 by 17%. Among Wisconsin solar incentives are a rebate program, several tax breaks, a loan program, net metering, and property-assessed clean energy… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »