Exploring the Next Generation of Solar Maps

While relying on a solar map certainly isn’t a prerequisite for installing an effective home system, they’re useful for a wide range of applications and contexts, including residential, commercial, government and utility-scale functions. If you want …

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New Guide Helps Everyone Follow in Solarize’s Home Solar Successes

by Kristine Wong

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Infographic: The Solar Revolution, in Three Acts

by Matthew Wheeland

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Clean Energy Victory Bonds: Another Way to Finance the Solar Boom?

by Scott Thill

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The Latest Solar News

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Tampa’s Will Soon Have a Solar Airport Boasting a 2-MW System

Tampa’s electric utility is installing the equivalent of more than five football fields of solar panels at the Tampa International Airport, a project that will be the largest solar array …

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As Solar Power Continues to Grow, Utilities’ Profits Will Shrink

A new report from Lawrence Berkeley Lab shows how the growth of solar power will inevitably take a toll on utility companies’ profits.

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Exploring the Next Generation of Solar Maps

Three solar maps — one at the city level, one at the state level and one that could work everywhere — showcase the future of solar planning.

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Can Stem’s New Hawaii Energy Storage Project Boost the State’s Solar?

Stem has just launched a new one-megawatt Hawaii energy storage project that may bring new life to the state’s solar market.

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ASES Solar Tour Shows the Many Ways Solar Powers Homes and Businesses

The 19th annual ASES Solar Tour — taking place Oct. 4-5, 2014 — brings 150,000 participants to 5,000 sites in 49 states to show how solar works nationwide.

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LA’s New Solar Map Helps Bring Solar to Areas that Need it Most

The second edition of L.A.’s LASER solar map identifies neighborhoods facing health risks from power plants and threats from climate change.

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Black Hills Power Cancels Wyoming Solar Tax After Homeowners Protest

Black Hills Power has canceled its plans to raise a tax on Wyoming solar homeowners in the face of widespread protests.

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Thin-Film Solar Could Keep Drones Flying High All Day Long

Drones are controversial, proliferating and inevitable. So we might as well make them run on sunshine. Alta Devices has lately been making the case for its flexible, thin-film AnyLight solar …

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Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Heading to San Francisco

Envision Solar is using a grant from the Schmidt Foundation to bring a pilot program of three EV ARC solar-powered EV charging stations to San Francisco.

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How Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

Good local solar policies that cover everything from permitting to inspections and interconnection can save a homeowner an average of $2,500 or more.

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