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Residents throughout the U.S. reported a record number of solar photovoltaic installations in 2011 as module prices declined and government incentive programs encouraged adoption of the clean energy. But when these programs expired, many in the industry were unsure which direction it would go.

Residents of Huntsville, Alabama, may soon be able to harness the power of the sun for a much lower price, and it could even become the newest way they can lower their electricity bills, The Huntsville Times reports.

Residents of Dorchester, Massachusetts, will soon convene in Adams Corner to discuss the best ways to improve solar installations on homes and small businesses in their attempt to make the Boston suburb a greener place.

The rate at which residents are installing solar panels on their roofs and other areas of their homes is rising in Mesa County, Colorado, according to an upcoming report performed by industry leaders.

Residential solar projects in 14 Michigan counties will be a part of the next phase of Consumers Energy’s Experimental Advanced Renewable program.

As the number of residential wind and solar installations goes up in Massachusetts, residents are reaping the benefits of a subsidy that comes along with the renewable energy sources.

Residential owners of solar power installations are eligible for a 30 percent U.S. federal tax credit, which essentially pays for itself when users sell back excess power as a means of taxable revenue, a trade group recently announced.

The size of wind turbines has typically kept them from being a viable source of energy for apartments and other residences, but thanks to a new development, a tiny turbine may be able to provide clean, renewable energy to homes.

Dow Powerhouse announced on July 17, 2012, that it was partnering up with Imagine Homes, an innovative home builder that specializes in green homes, to provide the new Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle roof system.

Residents in Washington County, Minnesota, can now install much larger wind turbines on their property – double the current size, in fact, to 199 feet – as long as they meet certain conditions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.