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What Is Net Metering, and How Does It Work?

The solar industry has grown exponentially in the last decade, and with it, so have policies, incentives, and systems for making solar more accessible to the people who want to use it. One of the most important of these systems is net metering. If you’re considering making the switch to solar, it’s important to understand […]

U.S. Solar Market Grows 95 Percent in 2016, Shatters Records

It’s no surprise that the U.S. solar sector broke records in 2016 – analysts long expected it to be a boom year, but newly released data highlights just how wildly successful the market was. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research previewed the data in advance of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight […]

The Top 10 Solar Battleground States of 2016

Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes during 2016, according to N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of its “50 States of Solar” report. The report says a total of 212 state- and utility-level distributed solar policy and rate changes […]

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Duke Energy Touts High Demand For S.C. Solar Rebates

Duke Energy says it will have paid nearly $12 million in solar rebates to South Carolina customers by the end of 2016. Act 236, an omnibus solar bill passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, opened the door for Duke Energy to offer a variety of solar programs to customers. The rebate program […]

U.S. Solar Poised for ‘Unprecedented’ Growth Spurt this Year

Growing 43 percent year-over-year, the U.S. saw 2,051 MW of solar photovoltaic power installed in the second quarter of this year – marking the 11th consecutive quarter in which more than 1 GW of PV was installed, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The […]

Top 10 Solar States Have Strong Renewable Energy Policies

By Solar Industry Magazine Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2012 and 2014, with 10 states responsible for 86 percent of the nation’s solar electricity capacity, according to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center. Solar policies are closely correlated with solar ranking, the report says. All of the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

97 Percent of U.S. Solar Growth Occurred After ITC Passage

SEIA releases video report: Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth By Solar Industry Magazine Analysis from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) says 20 GW of solar capacity were installed in the U.S. by the end of 2014, compared with 500 MW of total capacity in 2004. According to SEIA, […]

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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