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What Is a Net Zero Home?

Net Zero Home
A net-zero home, also known as a zero-energy building, produces as much power as it uses. In other words, these homes create their own energy through renewable resources like solar power, leaving you with a net-zero energy bill! When you achieve net-zero status, the amount of electricity your photovoltaic...

Community Solar Power Expands Accessibility

Community Solar Power
Community solar power projects offer a viable interim solution to those for whom solar power remains inaccessible. Despite the availability of federal and state tax credits and incentives, many people find it difficult to afford their own PV systems. Still others can’t install a system because their...

What Do PV Solar and Napster Have in Common?

Napster and Solar
The PV solar power industry and online music service Napster have a lot in common: Both took on a sacred cow and changed our world in a profound way. Industry experts have observed that recent changes in the music recording industry are amazingly similar to the inevitable changes that utility companies...

Middle Class Embracing Solar Energy Solutions

Middle Class Solar
Solar energy solutions are no longer economically out of reach; in fact, this newly affordable technology is quickly gaining popularity among the middle class. The falling photovoltaic panel and equipment prices and the availability of federal and state incentives and rebates means a surprising number...

Photovoltaic Solar Power is Now the Cheapest Energy

Grid parity — or the point at which photovoltaic solar power costs are the same or lower than the costs of traditional energy — is the goal of every solar power system owner. This goal is entirely reachable now. In fact, recent research suggests that solar power is now the cheapest form of energy. Dramatic...

PV Solar Power Brings Change to Outdated Utility Models

Solar Utility Models
As the cost of photovoltaic or PV solar power has plunged over the last few years, municipal and private power utility companies have watched their customer base begin a steady decline. According to many sources, grid parity — the point at which solar energy costs are less than or equal to those...

Reduce Your Electric Bill with Solar Energy

Reduce Electric Bills
The single most effective way to reduce your electric bill is to adopt an alternative energy generating system. Today, solar is the most effective and affordable means to achieve this end. Even when your solar power system remains tied to the traditional power grid, using the sun’s energy is certain...