Posts Tagged ‘Residential Solar’

Residential Solar Threatens Utilities - Thursday, September 25, 2014

Utilities throughout the country have been fighting the growth of solar under the presumption that increased solar adoption will hurt profits and grid reliability. Some utilities have taken the initiative to embrace solar and find methods to work with it, but they are currently in the minority. While many utilities fear a decline in their …Read More

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, and Google Inc. are creating a $250 million program to finance residential solar systems.
The solar producer is committing $150 million and Google will provide $100 million, San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower said today in a statement. The program will “help make solar accessible to more families,” said Chuck Boynton, …Read More

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