Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Solar Sexy He said the new solar tiles are more visually appealing than traditional shingles or solar panels. “Over time, every house would be a solar house,” he said. “It’s…

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. Solar Power Comes to Saint Lucia Island in the Sun: Saint Lucia Goes Solar The installation team prepare to install the final panel.     Cost-Competive Solar Power on the Way Cost-Competitive Solar Is Coming Soon to a Grid…

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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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Another victory for California solar consumers. Last week the California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) largely rejected legal challenges to net energy metering rules(NEM) previously adopted in January of this year. Applications for rehearing had been filed by PG&E, SCE and SDB&E alleging legal errors in the January decision. TURN, a ratepayer group, as well as representatives…

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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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Image from solarideahouse.com Discussion of net metering is back in the headlines. If you don’t know what net metering is, think of it as your utility company paying you for any excess electricity you generate with your home solar power system. Since few residential solar panel systems today have battery storage as a part of…

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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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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup EP2. California Energy Storage How Much Energy Storage Would Be Needed for California to Reach 50 Percent Solar? – Greentech Media How Much Energy Storage Would Be Needed for California to Reach 50 Percent Solar?And any delays in…

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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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