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New Solar Energy Fees in Nevada Prompt Class Action Lawsuit

New Nevada Solar Power Fees
Solar energy was dealt a serious blow in Nevada in late December, but customers are striking back. NV Energy, a large public utility company serving much of Nevada, adopted new policies and pricing structures that are putting serious dents in the wallets of solar power customers in Nevada. This...

Solar Energy Myths: Solar Is Only for Environmental Activists

Solar Energy Myths
Using solar energy to provide power to your home or business is considered beneficial for the environment, and this is why some people choose to install photovoltaic systems. But, going green is far from being the only reason to adopt solar. In fact, many people who take advantage of the sun’s energy...

Does Solar Panel Installation Increase Your Home’s Value?

Solar Panel Installation
Do you know how solar panel installation affects the value of your home? If not, you might want to keep reading! Many homeowners — even those not currently looking to sell their property — are looking to photovoltaic energy systems as a way to increase both the value and the salability of their...

How Long Do Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems Last?

Off Grid Solar Lifespan
When choosing off-grid solar energy to power your home or business, cost is one of the most important considerations. One factor that affects the overall cost of a grid-tied or off-grid solar energy system is the durability and anticipated life of the system. After all, the longer your photovoltaic...

How Are Photovoltaic Solar Panels Made?

How Photovoltaic Solar Panels Are Made
By now, you’ve seen photovoltaic solar panels on residences and businesses throughout you community. After all, the large, shiny, blue rectangles are hard to miss, particularly in a large solar array. Have you ever wondered how these photovoltaic solar panels are made? Creating a Crystalline Silicon...

Solar Power Case Study for Summit County, Utah

Summit County Solar
Community solar power programs like the Intermountain Community Solar Initiative (ICSI) are making solar energy accessible to more people across the United States. Summit Community Solar (SCS) did exactly that for residents of Summit County and Park City, Utah, via a year-long project in 2013. Created...

Maximize Solar Power by Establishing Your Energy Goals First

Solar Power Energy Goals
Solar power is more affordable today than ever, opening the doors for any homeowner considering installing a system. The homeowners who save the most on their photovoltaic systems, however, are the ones who most accurately determine their energy needs and goals before installation. Energy Consumption Begin...