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Home Solar Will Have Another Boom Year in 2014, ACORE Predicts

This year’s outlook for cleaner fuels is bright, according to a recent report from the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). But it is much brighter for some technologies than others. Solar and wind specifically, which remain the cleanest of … Continue reading

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SolarCity Restarts Solar Energy Storage Services in California

With the solar revolution fully underway, the next stage of the process is an energy-storage revolution, allowing homeowners to help build in more resiliency and bringing even more clean energy to the grid. Unfortunately, in California’s red-hot solar market, home … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Save Energy Every Day, Starting this Earth Day

With Earth Day 2014 fast approaching (Tuesday, April 22), the 44th birthday of the modern environmental movement provides a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to shrink your carbon footprint at home and put money back into your pocket … Continue reading

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OneRoof’s Affiliate Program Brings Solar Advocacy to New Areas

Now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is practically demanding investment in renewables — if humanity wants to survive climate change, that is — solar power is immediately positioned as Earth’s brightest alternative energy. Cross-sell at will! That … Continue reading

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Xcel Invests in Big Solar in Colorado — at Home Solar’s Expense?

If you’ve been following Xcel Energy’s ongoing efforts to slash rooftop solar incentives in Colorado, you may think the Centennial State’s largest utility is simply anti-solar. After all, Xcel is aggressively and unabashedly attempting to make its case to Colorado … Continue reading

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How Minnesota’s Value of Solar Tariff Weighs Solar’s Climate Benefits

Rooftop solar electricity generation helps homeowners save money on their electricity bills. It can help support the rest of the electrical grid during times of high usage or outages. It can help utilities meet their renewable energy mandates. And, if … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy in the Southeast: Slow Growth but Lots of Potential

With little incentives or policies in place to support the growth seen in other areas, renewable energy in the Southeast U.S. lagged behind the rest of the nation in 2013. Yet with growth in the solar and wind sectors — … Continue reading

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We Can Avoid the Worst Climate Catastrophes — but only by Acting Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.” [Editor’s note: This post, … Continue reading

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How a Moth’s Eyeballs Inspired Glare-Free Solar Panels

Whether it’s the disgruntled neighbors or airline pilots flying over the world’s largest solar plant in California, the glare reflecting off solar panels have been of concern to many. But covering solar panels with a new polymer material coated with … Continue reading

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Scientists Harness the Power of the Sun to Make Solar Panels

Solar power could soon be used directly in the manufacturing of new solar cells, making production of a key chemical require zero energy. [Editor's note: This post, by Andrew Breiner, originally appeared on ThinkProgress, and is reprinted with permission.] “This … Continue reading

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