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It Was $40 Billion Cheaper to Install 32GW of Solar Globally in 2013 than in 2012

November 25, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Solar Install Pricing Drop

Between 2012 and 2013, global investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation dropped $28 billion. When scientists say we need a dramatic surge in zero-carbon energy sources, the drop seems like bad news. It's certainly not good by climate action standards. But it's not as bad as it sounds either.[read more]

How to Choose a Great Solar Supplier

August 18, 2014 by Nigel Morris

We very recently did some work helping to update and further educate consumers with Solar Citizens, speaking with hundreds of engaged solar owners around the country. And we are currently working with Greenpeace on a similar exercise.[read more]

California Utility SCE Selects Vendors for 1.3GW of New Solar Projects

August 10, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Southern California Edison has signed contracts for more than 1,300 megawatts of new solar power across seven large-scale projects, according to a release. The utility has also recontracted 225 megawatts of geothermal energy with the existing California source, Geysers Power.[read more]

Plug and Play Solar: A Framework to Dramatically Decrease Solar Soft Costs

July 29, 2014 by Brian Vieweger

Plug and Play Solar and Soft Cost Reduction

At Intersolar North America this year, one of the unexpectedly interesting talks I attended was entitled Plug and Play Systems for Residential Rooftops. This probably sounds to most people like a gimmick. Plug and play solar panels have been around for a long time but have never been widely used.[read more]

Will Oklahoma Solar Energy Be Okay?

April 28, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Oklahoma has very recently become yet another in a string of solar energy and infrastructure battlegrounds, because of a legislative bill that solar advocates feared could impose extra charges on utility customers who install rooftop solar panels.[read more]

8 Ways to Make Solar Energy Installations Faster, Safer, and Cheaper

March 15, 2014 by Herman Trabish
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Cheaper Solar Installation

There are eight key installation practices, including mounting systems, structural components, and roof attachments, that will make residential rooftop solar systems more reliable -- and help to avoid potentially expensive repair costs in the future.[read more]

Soft Costs Reductions are Essential for Solar Energy Industry

December 23, 2013 by Jake Rozmaryn
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Solar Energy Soft Costs

What needs to be done to accelerate adoption of solar in the U.S.? The price of solar cells is continuously dropping and financing mechanisms are put in place to create affordable solar. Yet despite the seemingly obvious fiscal choice to switch to solar, it still remains an exceedingly hard sell.[read more]