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Watching Your Solar Generation & Electricity Consumption In Real-Time

By Josh Ferguson, solar advocate with an interest in energy management With so many families becoming all too aware of rising energy costs, many are turning to alternative sources to meet their electrical needs. Solar, in particular, has become the #1 alternative home energy source for several reasons: a) the technology has become much more affordable, b) […]

August 28th

Does Solar Increase Home Resale Value Equally?

One of the more frequent questions that people ask before going solar is how much the solar power system will increase (or not) their home value. If you’re considering selling your home down the road, especially within a few years, it’s an important thing to ask. Indeed, homes with solar power systems on them sell […]

June 9th

Win A 2015 Tesla Model S 70D From Messner Foundation

The Messner Foundation is hosting a LIVE RAFFLE to win a 2015 Tesla 70 kWh Dual Motor Model S (aka Model S 70D) valued at $85,500. With proceeds from the raffle ticket sales going to the Messner Foundation, many at-risk, underprivileged high school kids will really appreciate your support. And with a prize like this awesome beauty, […]

April 22nd

20% of Australian Houses Use Solar Energy

By Jane Wells The prices of photovoltaic (PV) panels keep dropping, while the technology to harness the power of the sun keeps improving. In an article by CleanTechnica, it was discussed that the cost of solar power last year is 60% lower than what it was in 2011. In addition, the University of New South […]

December 19th

Free Solar Panels Worth $16,000!

We write a lot about how low solar panel prices have gotten, how much money you can save by going solar, and how many people are going solar. But nothing beats free solar panels, right? Of course, free solar panels from the junkyard are one thing, but I’m talking free solar panels of the highest quality. SunPower* […]

December 2nd

Solar Trees For Solar-Powered EVs

One of the many wonderful things about the cleantech revolution is that even very mundane, uninteresting things become cool. “Grey infrastructure” becomes “green infrastructure,” and all of a sudden there’s a great deal of life to it. One example is in the field of automobile parking. Parking lots and parking garages aren’t typically places to […]

December 2nd

Hey, Hippie — Get A Job! (In The Solar Energy Industry)

There’s no debate about it — 110% of hippies love solar power. (Okay, that may be is definitely incorrect.) However, it’s certainly true that most hippies love solar power… as ~90% of all people support the idea of solar power. If you’re human and have a brain (i.e., you are human and alive), there’s a pretty dern […]

October 26th

The Benefits Of Solar Heating

Many people are out to not only save money but save the planet as well. One of the ways that a person can accomplish both saving money and helping to save the Earth is through solar heating. In this article, you will learn what solar heating is and how it will help you to save […]

October 15th

Monthly Rooftop Solar Fee Rejected In Utah

The Utah Public Service Commission said no to a monthly fee for rooftop solar on homes and other structures in Utah. The proposed fee was an idea put forth by Rocky Mountain Power. “This victory belongs to the tens thousands of rooftop solar owners, community councils, faith communities, businesses, and Utah citizens who stood up for the […]

September 8th