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Photovoltaic Power and Wind Energy Reach New Global Records

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Photovoltaic power and wind energy system installations have been on the rise for decades, both here in the United States and around the globe. Last year, however, was a banner year for renewable energy. In 2015, led by wind and solar power, renewables surpassed coal to become the world’s largest...

SLC Commits to Solar Power and Renewable Energy Solutions

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Solar power is getting a new advocate: Salt Lake City. Joining nearly 20 other cities across the country, Salt Lake City officials have pledged to run the city completely on clean energy by 2032. Solar power projects will help in creating the path to 100 percent renewable energy. As the largest...

Why Solar Power and Energy Efficiency Go Hand in Hand

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Thanks to the falling costs of solar power systems, more and more homeowners are installing photovoltaic arrays to cover their household electricity needs. But many are failing to take energy efficiency into consideration when planning their solar power systems, and this ends up costing them money. When...

Studies on Solar Soft Costs Get $21.4 Million in DOE Funding

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Bringing down solar soft costs is key to speeding up the widespread adoption of photovoltaic power, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). To that end, at the beginning of 2016, the department’s SunShot Initiative provided $13 million in state-level funding for research exploring new ways...

The Truth about Photovoltaic Panels and Glare

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Could your photovoltaic panels create a glaring problem for your neighbors? Concerns about potential glare are common among homeowners throughout Idaho and Utah. After all, no one wants their rooftop panel array to be the neighborhood nuisance. Fortunately, you can put this worry to rest. Your...

Solar Energy Survey Shows 89 Percent of Americans Want More

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The solar energy industry is booming, and U.S. residents are definitely supportive of this photovoltaic power revolution. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that almost 9 out of every 10 adults favors expanding the use of solar power in the United States. Solar Energy Has Stronger...

Commercial Solar Offers Big Savings Potential for Hotels

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Could commercial solar power be the answer to decreasing energy expense in the hospitality industry? According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, hotels across the country spend more than $8 billion every year on energy. Commercial photovoltaic power has the potential to create significant...