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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...

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...

Helix™ Solar System Can Be Installed 2.5x Faster Than the Competition

When it comes to improving facilities with high performance, reliable solar power systems, the hyperspace button has arrived. Today, SunPower announced that our...

Should I Put Solar Panels on My House?

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering: Is solar cost effective? Is my roof suitable for solar panels? Will solar energy generate enough...

You Can Help Your School Save Money With Solar

Would you like to see your school go solar? Switching to solar energy can save your district a significant amount of money, reduce its environmental footprint on the...

Five Facts About Sustainable Solar Energy

Last year solar was the No. 1 source of new electricity generation ahead of natural gas and coal, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM...