Solar Permitting Guidebook Offers Local Governments Strategies

A new guidebook outlining ways for California cities and counties to make permit processing and inspections for home rooftop solar electric systems quicker and more uniform is now available from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Increasing solar energy adoption is a key component for many local jurisdictions in achieving goals for energy efficiency, greenhouse […]

2014 Energy Conscious Gift Guide

In the 1950s, the average American home had 1 or 2 electrical outlets per room. This was more than enough to accommodate the limited range of appliances that most homeowners had. Nowadays, standard homes come with 2 to 3 outlets per wall (per room). Total energy consumption has soared over the past several decades as […]

Over one-third of new U.S. electricity came from solar this year

For the first three quarters of 2014, more than one third (36 percent) of the new electricity capacity built out in the U.S. came from solar systems, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. During the first three quarters of 2013, a bit less than a third (29 percent) of new […]

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Facts about solar energy – Solar Cost vs. Utility Cost

Fueled by supportive Federal policies and multiple incentives and rebate from local and state authorities, solar industry has witnessed unprecedented boom in the past few years and their numbers only seems to soar up by each passing day. There is another major factor that is playing critical role in fueling up the solar market (besides […]

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Financial Benefits of Going Green Via Solar Energy

Financial Benefits of Going Green Via Solar Energy.  According to a study, installation of solar panels increases the value of homes 4 times. That’s an impressive figure if we consider a case of a property worth $500,000. Well, solar panel installation will raise the price tag to $20,000 on the day of the auction. There […]

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Going Green by Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy

Going Green by Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy. The world faces tremendous pressure of rising energy demand as the developing countries continue to grow and the global economy moves even further up. All this is exerting significant pressure on the use of fossil fuel to meet its energy demands. Presently the world’s 80% energy […]

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How Solar Energy Panels work

How Solar Energy Panels work? Solar Energy Panels, also commonly called as photovoltaic or PV panels captures sunlight and converts it to DC power. That’s the reason why they are commonly seen mounted on roof top or open field, so that they receive uninterrupted sunlight throughout the day.  Solar panel is a collection of solar […]