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Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

If you are wondering if solar panels work on cloudy days then you are not alone. Especially with the transition from winter to spring, mother nature has not been very considerate of our vitamin D intake lately. If you are currently relying on solar panels or are considering installing them it’s important that you understand how […]

Obama Unveils New Low-Income Solar Initiative

The Obama administration has announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, a new cross-government partnership to bring 1 GW of solar to low- and moderate-income families by 2020. According to a White House fact sheet, the new goal is a 10-fold increase and an expansion of the initial target President Barack Obama set in […]

Do Solar Panels Need to Be Cleaned?

If you’ve considered going solar, you may have wondered about the process of keeping solar panels clean as time goes by. Do they need to be cleaned regularly? Do you need to hire a professional or can you clean them yourself? If they get dirty, how will that affect their effectiveness? While it’s true that dust, pollen, […]

What Is Net Metering and How Does It Work?

By AllEarth Renewables Solar energy has grown exponentially in the last decade, and with it, systems for making it more accessible to the people who want it. One of those systems is net metering – if you’re considering making the switch to solar power, it’s important to understand how it works, and how it might […]

Off-Grid or Grid-Tied Solar: The Pros and Cons of Each

By AllEarth Solar Power Now that you have decided to install a solar-energy system at your home or business, the next question is whether to choose off-grid or grid-tied solar. While one setting or the other might sound like the perfect situation in theory, the question as to whether an off- or on-grid solar array […]

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Report: Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs

By Dave Rogers, Environment North Carolina Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share. “While some utilities claim they’re subsidizing solar panel owners, our report shows the opposite is probably […]

SEIA Makes Residential Solar Consumer Guide Available Online

By Solar Industry Magazine The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching its SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power. Available online, the free guide offers those interested in solar power information about the basics of solar energy and ownership options. The guide is a result of a joint effort of the leading companies across […]

Community Solar Drops Barriers for Energy Providers and Consumers

By Chris Black, Solar Industry Magazine Many utility customers draw power from large-scale solar farms – a great sign that renewables are reaching the masses. But there’s a problem with this arrangement, too. These customers don’t have any control of, or personal connection to, their solar use. They likely don’t even know that any of […]

11 Solar Energy Mythbusters

By Diane MacEachern, Care2 Don’t think solar works for you? You could be wrong! A lot of myths swirl around solar energy that prevents people from making a well-informed decision about whether it’s right for them. PURE Energies, an NRG Home Solar Company, tackled 10 of the biggest myths about solar energy that you SHOULDN’T […]

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