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Solar Power Advances with $30M Department of Energy Investment

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Solar power is getting a major boost, thanks to a large investment by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE has already funded $39 million in solar power projects thus far in 2016, but their commitment to finding new renewable energy solutions doesn’t end there. Recently, the DOE unveiled another...

Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for Solar Power Beginners

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Not everyone understands how great solar power is. Help spread the word by giving some of these useful and unique holiday gifts for the solar power neophytes in your life. Solar Power Gadgets They’ll Use Every Day A wide range of cool solar gadgets is available for the photovoltaic power newbies...

Solar Panel Bulk Purchasing Next Big Industry Trend

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Do you plan to install solar panels on your roof in the next few months? If so, taking part in a solar bulk purchasing program may be the best way to reduce your PV system costs. Community solar programs are springing up across the country as more people choose to reap the benefits of bulk purchasing....

How Does the Utah Solar Tax Credit Work?

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Solar tax credits greatly reduce the amount of income tax you owe after you install a photovoltaic system. Offered at both the federal and state levels, these financial incentives can significantly cut costs of adopting solar energy. Now that photovoltaic power has reached historically low prices,...

Go with Off-Grid Solar and Never Fear Power Grid Problems

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Off-grid solar can serve and protect you and your family in the event of an extended blackout. Increasing problems with U.S. power distribution systems mean that depending on your local power company for continuous, reliable service could be a big mistake. Aging Power Infrastructure Compels Off-Grid...

Farmers Invest in Photovoltaic Power with USDA’s Help

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Today, photovoltaic power and other renewable energy sources allow thousands of farms across the country to generate their own electricity. Since the adoption of the 2002 Farm Bill, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) has offered grants and loan guarantees to help farmers cover their equipment...

New Nevada Net Metering Ruling Brings Good News

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Battles over net metering policies in Nevada have ramped up since December, when state regulators revoked retail rate incentives for solar customers and tacked on exorbitant fees. Now, after months of debate, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a new agreement that brings...