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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

The Cost Of Solar Power In California

There seems to be a lot of confusion about how much a home solar power system costs in the year 2015. Solar Power Now says the cost is about $3 per watt, or $15,000 for a 5,000 watt system, which seems to be about the average size for a single-family home. Actually, the size of the system will […]

November 19th

GTM’s Shayle Kann Predicts Future Of US Solar

Shayle Kann, the director of GTM Research, is predicting the US solar industry to continue on its impressive growth streak, and to play a “meaningful role” in the future of electricity in the US. The former Fullbright scholar, who now directs GTM Research, the market analysis, advisory and consulting division of Greentech Media, is behind the […]

November 10th

US Residential & Small-Scale Commercial Solar Averages Installation Costs Of $3.79/W

New figures from EnergySage show that solar installation costs in the US for the first half of 2015 averaged around $3.79 per watt. This is one of the primary conclusions from EnergySage’s new 2H 2014-1H 2015 EnergySage Solar Marketplace Intel Report, published this week, and focused on investigating the residential and small-scale commercial solar market. EnergySage bills the […]

October 14th

IHS Raises 2015 Global Solar PV Forecast To 59 GW

Global solar PV demand will reach 59 GW in 2015 due to rising Asian and US deployment rates, says information and analysis firm IHS. Earlier this year, IHS published global solar demand forecasts for 2015, predicting global solar PV would grow by 30% over 2014 numbers, reaching 57 GW. Speaking at the SNEC 9th (2015) International […]

October 13th

Solar Overtakes Wind As Australia’s Number One Renewable Energy

Solar PV became Australia’s number one source of renewable energy in 2014, passing 4 GW of installed capacity, overtaking wind’s 3.8 GW. The new figures came by way of energy insight company, GlobalData, and its new report, Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2015, which details renewable energy policy measures and incentives throughout the Asia-Pacific region. According to […]

October 12th

12 Solar Facts You Should Know

Lists are always fun, so here are 12 solar facts to put in your notebook so you can share the important stuff with anyone who’s interested. I have divided this list of facts into four categories that might help you to better keep track of things. Understanding Our Sun Solar History Solar Technology Solar Metrics […]

October 8th