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Solar in Alberta: CanSIA Calls on Province to Achieve its Solar Potential
It’s time to go solar in Alberta. That’s the thrust of a new policy paper just released from the Canadian Solar Industries Association, which urges Alberta’s provincial government to tap ...
Solar Homes Don’t Make the Grid More Expensive for Non-Solar Homes
Net metering advocates received a shot in the arm last week when an independent study in Nevada concluded that over the next three years, solar homes will not shift costs ...
Can We Retrofit Our Way to Zero Net Energy Homes?
Humanity and fossil fuels have long gone hand-in-hand — we rely on oil and coal for everything from transportation to heating to making the plastics that are everywhere in our ...
California’s Energy Storage Goal a Huge Boon to Solar Homes
With a newly published goal of of being able to store more than 1.3 gigawatts of energy by 2020, California has once again become a world leader in the transition ...
Team Austria Takes the Top Prize in 2013 Solar Decathlon
In a very close competition, the Austrian team’s LISI house took the top prize in the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition, being out Team Las Vegas by less than 5 points ...
Playing the Field at the 2013 Solar Decathlon
Editor’s note: This is one of several articles by Scott Thill from the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. Be sure to check out his list of 6 must-see things ...
6 Things on Your Must-See List at the 2013 Solar Decathlon
The secret is out: Home solar is going supernova, and creating a nationwide renewable infrastructure independent from overstressed grids and market volatility. But you can still witness ...
Solar for New Homes: The Next Big Thing?
We said it before — specifically, last month — and now we’re saying it again: New homes in the future will be ever more frequently solar powered.Last month, we published ...
Sunrun, Nest Team Up to Bring Clean, Efficient Energy Home
You’ve installed solar on your roof — now how do you make the most of it?That’s a question we’re always asking around these parts, and today Sunrun is helping to ...