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More Residents are Choosing Solar - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ben Kunz, a resident in Cheshire, Connecticut,  wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house, he leased one.
“I thought it was a pretty good deal,” he said. “I lean a little environmentalist, so …Read More

Top 5 States for Solar Energy - Friday, September 20, 2013

As solar energy becomes increasing more popular within the United States, many residents are becoming more eager to jump on the bandwagon. But how does one know if solar energy is truly right for their home or business?
The cost of manufacturing photovoltaic, or PV, panels continues to decrease. In addition, many states offer generous tax …Read More

Wind Farms do not Affect Property Value - Thursday, September 12, 2013

After analyzing over 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine US states, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) concluded that wind farms (a leading renewable energy source) do not affect the value of nearby residental property.
The new report, funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), is based on site …Read More

The White House is “Going Green” - Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The White House is “Going Green” by moving forward with solar panel installations.
A White House official confirmed to the Washington Post that installation had begun on fitting the President’s residence with solar panels; an effort the official said was “part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.” The …Read More