Category: Solar Homes

New Orleans Solar Gets a Helping Hand from City Council

One of the nation's best solar cities, in a state most needing clean energy, the New Orleans city council just voted to strengthen its local solar industry.
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Test Drive Solar Panels with Sunmetrix’s Solar Savings Tool

A DOE-funded startup wants to help homeowners learn how much they’ll save from home solar by offering the chance to test drive solar panels before they buy.
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EnergySage Continues to Expand Its Online Solar Marketplace

Promising to make shopping for solar easier, EnergySage has landed more funding and expanding its online solar marketplace to new states.
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Across the Pond, What’s the State of the U.K.’s Solar Market?

Despite a recent setback from a Conservative Party electoral triumph, the U.K.'s solar market has been booming lately, and all signs show room for more growth.
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Vancouver Ranks Last in List of Best Cities for Solar in Canada

Despite being the biggest city in the nation's greenest province, Vancouver's policies make it the worst city for solar in Canada, according to SPEC.
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Nevada Home Solar Customers May Face More Fees This Summer

A unanimous vote by Nevada's state senators will let utilities add a new fee for home solar customers while also extending the state's net metering term.
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Tesla’s Powerwall: Helping Solar Achieve Escape Velocity

As the hype about Tesla's new energy-storage platform becomes reality, experts across industries now see the Powerwall as a truly world-changing technology.
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Community Solar Could Make the Solar Boom Even Bigger

It’s a wonder that community solar took so long to trend, since not everyone can have a solar farm on the roof or yard. But better late than never, if ...
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The Top 10 Solar Utilities Ranking Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Utility-scale solar packs a lot of bang for the buck, but there's still no reason why so many of the top solar utilities should try to kill off home solar.
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Looking to Go Green? New Energy Concierge Service Wants to Help

A startup just launched by SunPower co-founder Tom Dinwoodie wants to help you go green, from home solar to electric vehicles and more.
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