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Solar Trackers: What Are They and Should I Get One?

What is a solar tracker, how does it work, and is it worth the extra cost? Solar panels are pretty amazing. Transforming photons from the sun into energy we can use to power our homes, offices, even cars, is extremely impressive. But for all the unbelievable feats of engineering that go into a solar panel,…

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Shopping For Solar: How To Get Solar Power For Your Home

Shopping for solar can seem confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there’s a way today for nearly everyone to go solar. With this guide, you can choose the best solar option for your home. Shopping For Solar Used To Be Hard It turns out, if you ask Americans whether they’d like more…

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Solar Energy Statistics: 44 Numbers That Define U.S. Solar

 44 solar energy statistics that reveal just how quickly solar is growing–and what kind of impact it’s having on the American environment and economy. The Fundamental Solar Energy Stats As of the end of 2018, the U.S. had 64.2 GW of installed solar–enough to power 12.3 million American homes. Solar energy accounts for 1.6% of…

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A Look Into America’s Largest Solar Farm

Solar Star, America’s largest solar farm, provides enough clean energy to power over 250,000 homes. What does all that solar power look like? Solar energy comes in all shapes and sizes, from single-panel-powered gadgets to rooftop solar systems to solar farms. Even within these categories, there’s plenty of room for diversity. Take solar farms, for…


Community Solar vs. Rooftop Solar: a Full Comparison

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to do both–so decisions must be made. Here’s how they stack up. If you clicked on this article, you’re probably already familiar with the many benefits of solar energy–to both our economy and environment–and the ever-growing need to switch to clean energy. I won’t preach…

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Are People Willing To Pay More For Clean Energy?

There are so many things to like about solar. It’s good for our planet, our health, and our economy. Does that mean people are willing to pay more for clean energy? Renewable energy is taking over the world. With prices falling despite domestic headwinds and the clear advantage of not relying on volatile fuel prices,…


Distributed Energy Resources: Here’s How We’ll Build a Modern, Sustainable Energy System

With cities growing, global economies expanding, and standards of living getting higher in countries around the world, one thing has become clear: the best way to ensure that energy infrastructure can support our needs is by building small, sustainable, and distributed energy resources. Much of our existing energy infrastructure consists of huge, centralized power plants, that…


The Top 5 Reasons Solar is the Way of the Future

The future of solar energy is looking bright. Recent developments in the energy world have experts saying that solar will, before long, replace fossil fuels to become the leading energy source of the future. Its advantages have been convincing enough that everyone seems to be jumping on board— from households to big businesses, from environmentalists to…