Category: Solar Homes

Infographic: This Earth Day, Go Solar to Save Water

There are so many reasons to go solar, and Earth Day only provides a convenient excuse. But still, it's a big deal that solar energy uses so little water.
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What It Takes to Go Solar on Earth Day

It's taken a decade to go solar and shift to a greener, planet-friendly lifestyle, and it still wouldn't have been possible without smart policies.
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The Home Solar plus Energy Storage Revolution Is About to Begin

On this Earth Day, we get a sneak peek at the Solar City and Tesla home solar plus energy storage offering that will turn the energy business on its ear.
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Luminalt’s Jeanine Cotter: How Solar Loses Without a Diverse Workforce

The CEO of the San Francisco-based solar installer explains her company’s success with putting a high priority on building a diverse workforce.
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Solar Permits Data Paint a Clearer Picture of the Solar Boom

A San Francisco-based startup's database details all the solar permits in more than 400 US cities and counties. It's a ground-level view of the solar boom.
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Solar Installations Are Performing Even Better than Promised

A massive new study of 50,000 solar installations found them easily enduring the elements -- even natural disasters -- and still performing 10% better than expected.
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Manitoba Solar Has a Long Climb to Reach Its Peak

Despite ample sunshine, Manitoba solar only barely exists; a lack of incentives has slowed its growth, though rising electricity costs means that could soon change.
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Why 2015 Will Be a ‘Transformative Year’ for Renewable Energy in the US

This year (as well as the next two years) may mark a turning point for renewable energy in the US, as solar and wind grow -- and some incentives fall away).
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How California Solar Incentives Could Have Made an Even Bigger Impact

A six-year study of California solar installations found the state's incentive program would be even better by giving away solar to low-income households.
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Home Solar Plus Batteries May Be the Final Nail in Utilities’ Coffins

A new report from RMI finds that the rise of energy storage could make or break utilities, as homeowners switch to solar plus batteries to save money.
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