The US Solar Energy Industries Association has launched a nationwide consumer education campaign in an effort to inform and protect solar consumers with the fundamentals of solar, while also further simplifying the process of choosing to go solar.
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Google’s new Project Sunroof tool says 80% of all rooftops in the US are good candidates for rooftop solar systems.
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The United States solar market had its biggest year to date in 2016, growing a phenomenal 95%, installing a fantastic 14.5 gigawatts of new solar capacity, according to new statistics released today. The latest US Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) […]
The SEIA has created a Solar Purchase Disclosure form that allows homeowners to clearly understand and compare the terms and conditions of any rooftop solar proposal.
The 2016 SEIA Solar Means Business report lists the top ten commercial solar power users. Combined, commercial solar accounts for over 1 gigawatt of electricity, enough to power nearly 193,000 homes.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
64% of new US electricity generation in the first quarter of 2016 came from solar power installations. The extension of federal tax credits will give the industry a boost during the rest of this year.
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 […]
In advance of Veterans Day, the non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives has announced a hookup with Wells Fargo to kick off “Troops to Solar,” a three-year program aimed at training more than 1,000 military veterans for jobs in the burgeoning solar industry. The program will also train service men and women who are still on […]
This 2014 report from the US Department of Energy provides an empirical analysis of project cost, performance, and pricing trends in the United States. It should be pointed out other utility scale solar projects are also being launched elsewhere in the world. This introductory text, authored by Mark Bolinger and Joachim Seel from the Lawrence […]