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Summer months have always been considered optimal for solar “output” or, how much electricity your solar system is producing versus what you’re using from the grid.   The main reason for this is the fact that there are more hours of sunlight, so more solar power is produced overall. Since the sun is beaming for more

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When a homeowner considers installing solar panels on his/her roof, it’s more than just committing to a cleaner, more affordable power source. It’s what we consider an upgrade to the home’s appearance. Solar panels of old were bigger, bulkier, and some considered them just plain ugly. “Debbie Downers” have even compared it to graphing paper,

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Technologies That Were Doubted – And Now We Can’t Function Without Them 1876: “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” — William Orton, President of Western Union. 1889: “Fooling around with alternating current (AC) is just a waste of time.  Nobody will use it, ever.” — Thomas Edison. 1903: “The

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Solar installations have soared in recent years, with large businesses leading the way. As of 2016, some of the top corporate businesses have installed over 1 GW of solar which generates enough electricity to power 193,000 homes. Typically, when a small business owner reads about Fortune 500 companies installing solar at a large capacity, he

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You’ve probably started noticing more and more homes with solar panels on the roof. You may have even heard your friends, family and neighbors talk about their experience going solar. If they haven’t, chances are they know someone who has. What do you usually hear? Probably the standard benefits: No money out of pocket, free

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March 10, 2017 California has a lot of “firsts” for solar energy in America, aside from continually being the top state for total solar PV capacity. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Golden State is leading the market and has always had more solar energy than anywhere else in the US — the

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February 9, 2017 The (very exciting) 2016 solar results are in! According to the Department of Energy, the solar workforce grew 25% in 2016, adding around 73,000 new jobs. This is at a rate that’s faster than our entire economy, measuring in at 1.45% growth overall for the year. 1 out of 50 new jobs

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January 12, 2017 New year, better energy: According to multiple news reports from data collected over the previous year, solar power is officially the cheapest form of electricity worldwide, which is great news for the environment today and for future generations. According to Bloomberg, the cost of solar in 58 “emerging market economies” has dropped

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November 18, 2016 The solar boom throughout the United States is widely-known. While New Jersey and Massachusetts are leading New York on the East Coast for PV installed, the Empire State is gaining Momentum and ranking 7 on the list with enough solar now to power 136,000 homes. The number is expected to grow significantly

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