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Solar Energy Storage for a Grid-Tied PV System

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The U.S. solar energy storage market is alive and thriving — and not just for off-grid photovoltaic installations. According to a new report from GTM Research, the residential battery market is shifting gears in 2017. This year will be the first time that energy storage for residential grid-tied...

Solar Energy Is a Great Investment

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Sure, installing a solar energy system costs money, but like they say, you’ve got to spend money to make money. According to a recent survey by EnergySage, an online solar information marketplace backed by the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 percent of consumers think that a solar energy system...

PV Energy on the Rise, U.S. Solar Market Report Says

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Solar PV energy adoption is growing exponentially, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Every quarter, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) analyze industry data to provide a view of the photovoltaic market. The newest report reveals that the second...

Do Residential PV Systems Require a Solar Monitor?

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Most homeowners who install residential PV systems choose to add a solar monitor. Chances are, you’ll probably want one, too. Every kilowatt of electricity your photovoltaic array produces represents savings to you. So even if the amount of energy your household uses doesn’t seem all that interesting now,...

4 Solar Panel Efficiency Improvements in the Works

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Boosting solar panel efficiency is always on the minds of photovoltaic manufacturers. Improving the efficiency of photovoltaic modules helps increase sales and boosts the bottom line. As manufacturers continually work on bettering their products, consumers win, as their PV systems produce more free...

New Solar Net Metering Policy for Utah

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Rocky Mountain Power’s solar net metering policy is undergoing some transitions. Near the end of 2016, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) proposed a new solar net metering policy. Their plan wasn’t well-received, so the Utah Public Service Commission put the matter on hold to allow time for negotiations. Now,...

Colorado Solar Energy Systems Eligible for Tax Exemptions

Colorado Solar Energy Systems Eligible for Tax Exemptions
Throughout the U.S., residential solar energy systems are eligible for several lucrative financial incentives. The federal solar tax credit, along with state and local grants, rebates and tax credits, can add up to savings of more than 50 percent on a home photovoltaic system. But that’s not all...