solar energy Archives | NC Solar Now
nc solar now logo
No upfront cost. No out of pocket expense. 919-833-9096

Category: solar energy

Contact us today for a FREE evaluation.
Friends of NC Solar Now

Friend’s of NC Solar Now – April Setzer

Solar power customer | Established July 2018 System Size: 6.72 kW Meet April: She’s a fabulous Accountant that lives in Raleigh, NC and added solar power to her home in July 2018. April has been consulting with NC Solar Now for the last 4 years and there was no question that she would be adding solar to […]

Closer Look at U.S.’ Historic Solar Jobs Growth

The Solar Foundation has launched an interactive Solar Jobs Map, which provides data on the number of solar jobs in every U.S. state, metropolitan area, county and congressional district in 2016. The new map builds on the nonprofit’s recently released National Solar Jobs Census 2016 report and reveals the impact of the nation’s historic solar […]

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 […]

EIA: Renewables Accounted for Majority of New U.S. Capacity in 2016

Although the concrete data for the final months of last year isn’t in yet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects renewable generation capacity to have accounted for most 2016 capacity additions in the country. In a new analysis, the agency notes it based its numbers for November and December on planned reported […]

U.S. Solar Market Had Its Biggest Quarter Ever

In the third quarter of this year (Q3’16), the U.S. solar market shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) installation records. According to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 4,143 MW of solar PV were installed in the U.S. during Q3’16 – a 99% […]

Solar Campaign Takes Aim at Fossil Fuel Interests

Environment America has launched a Stand Up for Solar campaign, which the advocacy group says will redouble its efforts to defend solar policies from utilities and fossil fuel groups pushing anti-solar agendas in state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the U.S. “Pollution-free solar energy represents America’s most abundant energy resource,” says Bret Fanshaw, solar program […]

The Race is on to Make Longer-Lasting Solar Modules

Material innovation is ramping up in solar as the industry aims to address the widespread decrease in performance over time that affects photovoltaic (PV) modules, according to a new report from Lux Research. The report says solar modules degrade over the years due to environmental factors, causing performance drops and even failures. Such degradation is […]

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 […]

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the U.S. Department of Energy. […]

CERTIFICATIONS &
ASSOCIATIONS

assocation logo
Learn why NC Solar Now has a 100% rating among customers.
Duke Energy Rebate Program: Are you still eligible?
Read More