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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

Top 10 Solar Power Companies, & Top 5, & Top 10 Again

When you ask who the top solar power companies are, you will probably want to distinguish between residential installers and solar panel manufacturers. Solar power generally is thought of as home solar power, though utilities and businesses also are investing in it. This article looks at the top residential solar contractors / residential solar installers as […]

May 18th

Utility-Scale Solar PV Statistical Analysis

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Deployment of utility-scale PV power in the United States in recent years has been rapid and noteworthy. It has resulted very dissimilar photovoltaic operating projects whose empirical AC capacity factors differ by more than a factor of two, however. Understanding the performance of utility-scale PV power is important because profitability depends directly on how […]

March 20th

Top Solar Speakers Converge On Berlin April 10th

As I wrote yesterday, Solar Love is partnering with CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, GridHub, and others to bring the first Cleantech Revolution Tour event to Berlin, Germany. It will focus on solar energy one day (April 10) and electric vehicles the other day (April 9). You can view the agenda here, register here, or sign up to help […]

March 12th

Sungrow Invests $939 Million In 600 MW Solar Power Projects

Sungrow is the largest inverter manufacturer in China and the company is now expanding into the solar power development business. An agreement was recently signed between eastern China’s Chaohu government for the development of 600 MW of PV solar plants. (Note that Chaohu is a city with a population of about 859,000.) The goal is to have all 600 […]

December 22nd

Energy Watch Group Wants Higher-Caliber & ‘Realistic’ Energy Projections From IEA

An international network of scientists and parliamentarians, Energy Watch Group, is interested in better work from the IEA. The Energy Watch Group (EWG) wants higher-caliber reporting and realistic scenarios from the IEA. Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland and lead author of the recent EWG study, said, “We need urgent help of […]

December 18th

The Cost Of Solar Power In New York

The state of New York provides a handful of solar power incentives, depending on where the solar power system is to be installed. For example, if it is to be located in the Con Edison service area, the incentive for a residential system would be between 20¢ and $1 per watt. So, if your home solar power system […]

December 4th

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