Solar Sister’s Katherine Lucey on Bringing Light to the Energy Poor

Ugandan tailor Teddy Namirembe used to walk at night from her home, which had no electricity, to a neighboring town to rent a room with light bright enough to work by. For Namirembe, that also …

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Home Solar is Even More Powerful with an Energy Efficiency Upgrade

by Kristine Wong

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Infographic: The Top Solar Countries in the World — and How they Got ...

by Matthew Wheeland

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Shining Some Light on that Solar Panel ‘Shortage’ in the News

by Scott Thill

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Napa Solar Panels Stood Up to Biggest Earthquake in 25 Years

When Northern California’s largest earthquake in 25 years rocked Napa County and surrounding areas in the wee hours of last Sunday morning, it was a real-world seismic resiliency test for …

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Home Solar Power Systems: A Smart Buyer’s Guide

Home solar is an interesting market — there is a wide range of solar power systems on the market, and the choice is almost endless. While the variety on offer …

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Green Jobs are Booming in the US, Nearly Doubling So Far in 2014

When it comes to job creators of the future, the line starts at cleantech and ends…well, it doesn’t end. According to the Ecotech Institute, job postings in the “clean jobs” …

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Solar Sister’s Katherine Lucey on Bringing Light to the Energy Poor

Ugandan tailor Teddy Namirembe used to walk at night from her home, which had no electricity, to a neighboring town to rent a room with light bright enough to work …

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Verizon is Doubling Down on Solar as a Smart Business Investment

The country’s largest wireless carrier is on a mission to also be its greenest. Verizon Wireless Inc. announced on Monday that it will invest $40 million into 10.2 megawatts (MW) …

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Turning Car Batteries into Solar Cells is Promising, but May Bring Risks

How’s this for reincarnation? Scientists can take old batteries out of decrepit gas-guzzlers and transform them into a solar panel powerhouses. It’s a “classic win-win solution,” explained MIT researchers in …

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When the Electric Vehicle Boom Takes Off, Home Solar Will Too

We’re only at the beginning. It seems like this is peak boom time, but we’ve only just started. Ten years from now, the landscape will be nearly unrecognizable from today. …

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Solar Homeowners are Fighting Back Against Anti-Solar HOA Rules

“What if I want a solar panel shaped like the Starship Enterprise?” a Texas state senator asked during a 2011 legislative hearing about solar panel installation in property owning communities, …

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The Big US Banks See an Even Bigger Solar Boom Coming

Thanks to steadily improving economics and widespread government support, global demand for solar power will continue to surge over the next three years, led by China, Japan, the United States …

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Home Solar is Even More Powerful with an Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Taking care of energy efficiency upgrades before installing solar can be a money saver, since it gives you the chance to lower your energy use and cover more or all …

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