Category: solar homes

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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