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Solar Helps ‘LEED’ the Way to More Sustainable Buildings

The number of net-zero energy buildings — buildings that use renewable energy technology to help meet 100 percent of their energy needs — doubled between 2012 and...

Going solar is cheaper and easier than ever. Here’s what you need to know.

The Quick and Clean Guide to Going Solar: Want to install home solar? Here’s what to do. Millions of Americans are installing solar. It’s a way to:  lower...

Solar Has Become America’s Fastest-Growing Non-Partisan Energy Source

During his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that he was supportive of an “all of the above” approach to energy development,...

A Unique Mix of Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Energy

The global solar sector is in the midst of an unprecedented period of transformation. Within the past five years, the cost of a solar panel has come down 82 percent....

Solar Helps Dairy Farm In Arizona Become Energy independent

The agriculture industry has increasingly embraced solar as a way of combating rising electricity costs. From almond processors to mushroom growers and wineries, more...

Collaboration Is Key to Our Solar Future

Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” By all accounts, we’ve witnessed the best of...

Clean Power Plan: How Solar Energy is a Cornerstone to Success

This week’s unveiling of the landmark Clean Power Plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, heralded as our nation’s most ambitious effort to combat...

Five Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill This Summer

With summer heat waves in full swing, homeowners and business owners who rely on conventional power sources to keep cool are likely asking: “How can I reduce my...

Beautiful Green Homes Designed With Solar

Whether you’re building a new environmentally sustainable solar-powered home or making your existing abode more energy efficient, we recognize the importance of curb...

A Quick Guide to Going Solar

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money on your electricity bills and/or lead a more green life, you might consider switching to a renewable energy such...

Solar Technology Efficiency: More Breakthroughs are Coming

When Bell Labs unveiled the world’s first silicon solar cell in 1954, it was estimated that the company’s new invention could turn 6 percent of the sun’s energy...

How Solar Energy Can Help the Whole Power Grid

People who are new to how residential solar power works often ask these two questions: What happens when my solar panels generate more electricity than I use during...