Solar panel installations in select states like California have reached a 15% adoption rate. A figure which several analysts believe is a tipping point that will spur even more consumers to take a hard look at renewable energy options. With installed costs dropping nearly 70% in the last decade while tax credits and other incentives…

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True to form, Musk offered few details and the data could be considered tentative, at best. But it does appear the much anticipated Tesla solution for solar roofing materials will be announced in October. With the Solar City/Tesla merge underway, the dividends of the alliance are already starting to appear. Not the first to market,…

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In early 2015 Apple had said it would invest $2B over 10 years in a command center project in Mesa, Arizona. At the time they signaled they planned to run the facility on solar power, without providing any details. Today they unveiled the Bonnybrooke PV solar plant, a new 300-acre 50-megawatt facility, which will offset…

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By a large margin, Florida voters have gone to the polls to support tax breaks for solar panel installations. The message is clear that incentives will continue to play a role in expanding solar capacity. While states like Nevada have adopted non-consumer friendly legislation, consumer awareness in others has increased to a point where the…

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Solar power adoption in the US continues to pick up steam. As costs continue their downward trend and federal tax incentives are extended into 2022, more customers will make the shift to solar. Image from osa-opn.org Recent industry studies have documented rapid growth in megawatts of electricity-generating capacity installed by the U.S. solar-energy industry. Now,…

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