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Power Matters: Solar and National Security

You’ve chosen to install photovoltaic panels on your home or your business for the cost savings, to better control your electric bill, and to benefit the environment, but did you know that your choice helps fuel research and development of … Read full story

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Energy Mortgages: A Path to Home Ownership

Energy Mortgages are a new finance product for home buyers. These mortgages take into consideration the energy efficient improvements made—or to be done—to a new or existing home. The home buyer may qualify for a larger mortgage when taking into … Read full story

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Consider Your Family’s Energy Independence

“Energy independence” has an appeal on a global, national regional and very personal appeal. For your family, energy independence may mean predictable utility bills during challenging seasons such as 100 plus degree summers in the Southwest. Energy independence could also … Read full story

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California Utilities’ Loss is Your Gain

Every four minutes in the United States there is a solar energy project being installed, and as always California is a little ahead of the game in the alternative way of doing things. California leads the nation with over 200,000 … Read full story

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California Leads Rooftop Solar

California is one of the largest and most populated states in the U.S. It is also the #1 state when it comes to solar energy capacity. Did you know that 1,045 megawatts of solar power capacity were installed in California … Read full story

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California Showcases Solar Tax Rebates

California supports families and small businesses “going solar” via rooftop residential and business incentives such as the California Solar Initiative. Businesses and residents are eligible to have 100% of the value their Photovoltaic system to be excluded from property tax … Read full story

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California Incubates Solar Innovation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative has leveraged $104 million dollars in government research grants into $1.7 billion in private equity and venture capital investment into new solar power technologies. Started in 2007, the SunShot Incubator program’s purpose is … Read full story

California: Big Project vs. Small Roof Panels

Companies NRG Energy Inc., Google Inc. and BrightSource Energy Inc. are owners of a big solar project in the Californian desert: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station. The project is a solar farm spanning over five square miles and consisting of … Read full story

The Future of Photovoltaics Advances Your Rooftop Solar

One of the challenges to the future of rooftop photovoltaic technology progress is the development of Crystalline Silicon. Solar cells are made from wafers which in turn are fashioned from molten silicon ingots. Silicon is wasted in the process of … Read full story

Solar Still Thriving in Arizona

You may have heard about recent controversies concerning Arizona Public Service (APS) and the state of Arizona’s mandate that APS receive 15 percent of its power from renewable energy by 2025 and that 30 percent of this power must come … Read full story