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 […]
The latest poll from Pew Research Center shows 89% of all Americans strongly approve of the use of solar power to create electricity. 40% say they are considering a rooftop solar system for their own home.
SolarCity has announced it will begin operations in South Carolina in October. Interested persons can find out more on the company website.
Faced with a liquidity crisis caused by the due diligence period associated with the proposed purchase by Tesla, SolarCity has secured major new funding from CitiBank to give the company room to continue normal operations.
The cities of Austin and Boulder are two of 14 American cities to achieve gold status under the DOE SolSmart program. It is designed to reduce administrative red tape and lower installation costs for rooftop solar installations.
Panasonic of North America has increased its ownership position in Coronal, leading to the creation of a new enterprise known as Coronal Energy Powered By Panasonic.
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.
Solar training programs in the US and Canada are working to help people who have lost their jobs in the oil industry to find new employment opportunities in renewable energy, especially solar installation and engineering.
SafetyWear in Fort Wayne Indiana installed a rooftop solar system last December in hopes that it could produce enough electricity to meet its needs with a little left over. So far, the experiment is exceeding all expectations.
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 […]