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Photovoltaics: The Key To Using Solar Energy To Power Your Home Or Business

WHAT ARE PHOTOVOLTAICS? Wikipedia defines photovoltaics as the best-known method of generating electric power using solar cells to convert light energy from the sun into...

The History of Solar Energy

The usage of solar panels may be on the rise, but the idea of utilizing solar energy has been around for a lot longer than one would think. One of the earliest instances...

Five Little-Known Facts About Solar Energy

Most people are aware of solar energy’s many benefits, but there are some facts that may surprise you. While it seems as though solar industry is just now paving its...

The Steps to Home Solar Panel Installation

If you’ve decided to make the switch to solar, there are a few steps to finalize the process. Before you begin relishing in the benefits of solar panel installation,...

5 Reasons to Go Solar in Your First Home

If you recently bought a new home, congratulations! You’re probably still getting used to your new expenses; xeriscaping, new appliances, painting, and utility bills....

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...

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...