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Solar Panels Save Water In Many Ways Says SolarCity

We don’t often think about water and electricity together, but there is a direct and important link between them. Traditional electric power plants use vast amounts of water to cool themselves. In fact, the US Geological Survey says power plants in the United States were responsible for 45% of total water withdrawals in 2010.

September 13th

Consumer Reports Says Now Is A Good Time To Go Solar

Consumer Reports says, “There has probably never been a better time to switch to solar.” That’s because the cost of a residential solar system today is about the same as purchasing an economy car. Just as that car can help “pay for itself” because of lower operating costs, a residential system can also “pay for […]

July 8th

Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition Could Be Brilliant

Originally published on Gas2. Wall Street has not been kind to the idea of Tesla Motors buying SolarCity in a deal that would involve no cash but would pay the solar panel company with $2.8 billion in Tesla stock. Some analysts have even used words like “deranged” when referring to Elon Musk’s latest idea. But according […]

June 30th

California Solar Incentives, Solar Installers, & Solar Costs

Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it […]

June 7th

Top 10 Solar Panel Installers

These top 10 lists are a little peculiar sometimes because one might conclude that they are objective. However, while they can appear to be that way, they are usually more subjective, based in assessments conducted by particular websites or publications. Depending on which criteria are used, their results might not be what you need or want. So, […]

May 18th