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 our solar power weekly roundup Episode 5. California Just Doubled Down on Fighting Climate Change An aggressive emissions bill commits the state to making deep cuts in emissions by 2030.     U.S. Solar Poised For ‘Unprecedented’ Growth Spurt This Year Growing 43%…

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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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Facebook has stepped up in the local community to bring solar panel installation within reach of those in low-income neighborhoods. Menlo Spark, Facebook, and GRID Alternatives Bay Area have completed solar power installations for 10 low-income homeowners in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven neighborhood. Additional funding from Facebook will bring clean, renewable energy to 15 more homes in this community. With the tenth…

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The next step to mass adoption of solar for residential applications will require a more seamless integration into construction. Not everyone is willing to glob a traditional solar array onto their roof. With some cities adopting regulations requiring solar panel integration for new construction, aesthetics should not be ignored in pursuit of functionality or efficiency….

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The quality of your solar installation will have a great impact on the value you get from your investment. Considering the fact that this is a long-term investment, it’s important to ensure you do everything right at the onset to avoid unnecessary problems and unplanned costs in the future. Any homeowner would want to find…

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With the current economy being unpredictable, many people are looking for different ways on how they can earn more and save money by minimizing their costs. While their budget for food, transportation, and even shopping allowance can be adjusted to fit the ever-changing needs, every single time that the economy fluctuates and when the absolute…

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