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Rooftop Solar Adoption Trends in the United States

Rooftop Solar Panels
Rooftop solar power has grown exponentially in the United States over the past several years. In fact, from 2010 to 2014, U.S. solar energy capacity grew by a whopping 418 percent! Casual observers may notice that more rooftop solar panels are popping up on both homes and businesses every day in cities...

How Do Rooftop Solar Panels Work?

Rooftop Solar
The sun, like a giant furnace in the sky, provides rooftop solar panel systems with the limitless fuel they need to produce power. Humans, ingenious species that we are, have developed the technology to harness this immense energy source from millions of miles away, and use it to power the world. What’s...

Solar Power Adoption Continues to Fuel Job Growth

Job Growth
Solar power isn’t just good for your bank account — it’s good for the job market, too. In fact, solar power is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Not only has the equipment and technology become truly affordable, but consumers everywhere are saying goodbye to the municipal...

How to Determine Your Solar Cost Savings

Solar Cost Savings
If you’re considering the switch to solar, cost savings is probably one of your biggest motivations. But how do you know what your savings might be, over time? Choosing to install a solar panel system on your home or business is big decision, but one that can provide significant benefits down the...

Anxious Electric Utilities Chafe at Loss of Customers

Utility Companies
The adoption of solar energy systems is on the rise, with over 135,000 new U.S. installations in the just the first half of 2015, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. As the number of households and businesses using photovoltaic power continues to rise, the electric utility companies...

What Is the Payback Period on a Rooftop Solar System?

Solar Energy Payback
If you are considering a rooftop solar power system, you’re probably curious about the payback period. In other words, how long will it be before you reach the point when your system has paid for itself? Several factors affect the payback time, and the answer is different for every customer. Consider...

Solar Energy FAQ: Will I Have Power When the Sun Goes Down?

Sunset
Solar energy systems function by capturing the sun’s light and converting it into usable electricity. So what happens when the sun isn’t shining? At night and on cloudy days, homes and businesses relying on photovoltaic energy can still use cost-effective power. Here’s how. Grid-Tied Residential...