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Home Buyers Will Pay $15,000 More For A Home With Solar Power

According to a new report, Appraising into the Sun: Six-State Solar Home Paired-Sales Analysis, adding a solar power system increased the value of homes in six markets. It also said that previous research, which found that home buyers would pay $15,000 a year more for a home with solar power, was confirmed. “These results will benefit appraisers, […]

December 4th

SolarCity Lawsuit Against Arizona Utility Can Proceed

The Arizona utility Salt River Project wanted to charge a fee to customers who installed solar power on their rooftops since Dec. 9, a charge that could cost them $50 a month or more. This type of fee could discourage Arizona residents from getting their own solar power systems. It could also be described as […]

November 11th

Mississippi To Go From 1 MW Of Solar To 106 MW

Mississippi currently has about one megawatt of solar power installed, and is one of the worst American states for solar, but that is going to change soon. The Mississippi Public Service Commission approved 105 MW of utility-scale solar farms, and Mississippi Power will collaborate with the US Navy and three solar power companies to create three solar farms […]

November 11th

Wisconsin Solar Tax Struck Down

Judge Peter Anderson reversed a decision made in 2014 by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to add a fee for distributed solar generation, one that was passed on to customers in the area served by We Energies, a utility. The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and Renew Wisconsin helped on the appeal to overturn the WPSC decision, because […]

November 11th

First Solar Could Achieve 2 GW Of Production In 2016

First Solar is expecting to be fully operational next year and has a nameplate capacity of 2.7 GW, so it might produce 2 GW or more. In fact, the company has 2 GW of contracted projects for the upcoming year, plus a number of others that also are expected to be finished during the same period. That adds up to […]

November 11th

Cheapest Electricity Comes From Solar In Chile

According to a report from Deutsche Bank, electricity generated by solar power is the cheapest in Chile now. In fact, both solar and wind power there make electricity more cheaply than fossil fuels do. Deutsche Bank Equity Research North America conducted an analysis by examining PV solar projects in Chile. The research showed solar had become the cheapest form of […]

November 10th