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These smart solar blinds could power eco-friendly apartments - Wareable

Solar Home News - May 9, 2017 - 9:15am

Wareable

These smart solar blinds could power eco-friendly apartments
Wareable
This was precisely what Yevgen Erik was chasing when his attempts to make his home autonomous from the grid lead him to the initial idea for smart, solar blinds in summer 2015. "I tried to put solar panels on the roof but it wasn't the right place to ...
SolarGaps blinds generate solar electricity while shading your windowsTreehugger
SolarGaps blinds protect your home from the sun and draw from its powerDigital Trends

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Tesla hometown to require new homes have solar, be 'EV ready' - Autoblog (blog)

Solar Home News - May 9, 2017 - 7:41am

Autoblog (blog)

Tesla hometown to require new homes have solar, be 'EV ready'
Autoblog (blog)
Fremont City Council's ordinance would mean that all new single- and multi-family residential developments to install solar panels, the size of the system corresponding to the square footage of the home. Any new residential or commercial developments ...

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'Solar Barn Raising' Presentation Next Week - Pagosa Daily Post

Solar Home News - May 9, 2017 - 6:11am

'Solar Barn Raising' Presentation Next Week
Pagosa Daily Post
So, you want a solar electric system for your home. The vast majority of electric coop members would like to save on energy bills, help the environment and become more energy independent. So what stops many folks from fulfilling this dream? The biggest ...

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More Cincinnatians going solar thanks to regional energy assistance program - Soapbox Cincinnati

Solar Home News - May 8, 2017 - 8:03pm

Soapbox Cincinnati

More Cincinnatians going solar thanks to regional energy assistance program
Soapbox Cincinnati
The benefits of solar home energy are many: It's better for the planet; it can increase property value; and perhaps most appealingly, it can drastically reduce or even eliminate monthly household electric bills. Cincinnati currently leads Ohio in solar ...

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Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system - Daily Trust

Solar Home News - May 8, 2017 - 5:07pm

Daily Trust

Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system
Daily Trust
Pan Africa Solar, an investor in the renewable energy sector has launched a commercial solar home system to be distributed by its new section, PAS BBOXX Limited. A statement by its director, Jim Howlett said Pas Bboxx has already commenced operation ...

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Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system - Daily Trust

Solar Home News - May 8, 2017 - 5:05pm

Daily Trust

Pan Africa Solar launches 50w solar home system
Daily Trust
Pan Africa Solar, an investor in the renewable energy sector has launched a commercial solar home system to be distributed by its new section, PAS BBOXX Limited. A statement by its director, Jim Howlett said Pas Bboxx has already commenced operation ...

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Home to Tesla factory, Fremont Calif. to require solar panels and EV chargers on new homes - Teslarati

Solar Home News - May 8, 2017 - 3:12pm

Home to Tesla factory, Fremont Calif. to require solar panels and EV chargers on new homes
Teslarati
Fremont, California, home to Tesla's factory, will soon require all new construction homes be built with solar panels and provisioned for electric vehicle charging stations. The Fremont City Council approved a change last week that will move California ...

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Growing Pains for the US Residential Solar Industry - Greentech Media

Solar Home News - May 8, 2017 - 2:57am

Greentech Media

Growing Pains for the US Residential Solar Industry
Greentech Media
Not too long ago, a stand-alone SolarCity was growing 50 percent each year with a goal of 1 million solar rooftop customers by July 4, 2018. Residential solar players like Sungevity, NRG Home Solar and Spruce Finance were growing strong -- driven by ...

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Hood's office offers tips on installing solar panels - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Solar Home News - May 7, 2017 - 1:16pm

Hood's office offers tips on installing solar panels
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
“Renewable energy – including solar power – can be beneficial to the environment while providing a cost savings for the consumer,” Hood said in a statement. ”It is critical to determine whether the investment...in a solar system is the right choice for ...

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Projects galore at Home and Garden Show - Bend Bulletin

Solar Home News - May 6, 2017 - 4:59pm

Bend Bulletin

Projects galore at Home and Garden Show
Bend Bulletin
New homes designed for solar energy can generate all the power from the panels, while older homes can still generate about 60 to 70 percent of their power from solar panels, Riley said. The local company comes to the home and garden show each year to ...

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A new, natural-design home in Nevada City - The Union of Grass Valley

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 5:52pm

The Union of Grass Valley

A new, natural-design home in Nevada City
The Union of Grass Valley
A well-designed passive home first reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies and then meets those reduced loads in whole or part with solar energy. Residential passive design reduces or eliminates the need for auxiliary ...

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Solar organization seeks to incentivize property owners with group ... - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 2:49pm

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Solar organization seeks to incentivize property owners with group ...
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Solarize Mid Maine kicked off the first of four public events at the energy-efficient Quaker meeting house in Vassalboro to get people talking about solar energy.
Environmental Council Helping Light Way to Going Solar | Homes ...Noozhawk

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UPDATED: Solar Power: A Mississippian's Guide - Jackson Free Press

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 10:42am

Jackson Free Press

UPDATED: Solar Power: A Mississippian's Guide
Jackson Free Press
#"We found that in Louisiana there were a lot of difficulties with people who were installing these solar panels on people's homes, and they weren't installing them properly. Some were misleading consumers in Louisiana about who gets the tax breaks and ...

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Environmental Council Helping Light Way to Going Solar - Noozhawk

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 10:24am

Environmental Council Helping Light Way to Going Solar
Noozhawk
Thursday's event host Elizabeth Wagner spoke of the benefits she has enjoyed since she with added panels to her home with Brighten Solar. "My favorite thing is every month when we get the electricity bills and they are all negative." As a Realtor ...

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Hood's office offers tips on installing solar panels - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 8:21am

Hood's office offers tips on installing solar panels
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
“Renewable energy – including solar power – can be beneficial to the environment while providing a cost savings for the consumer,” Hood said in a statement. ”It is critical to determine whether the investment...in a solar system is the right choice for ...

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EGEB: Trina Solar 24.1% efficiency coming out of lab, 25-year home battery warranties coming from Tesla?, more - Electrek

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 5:09am

Electrek

EGEB: Trina Solar 24.1% efficiency coming out of lab, 25-year home battery warranties coming from Tesla?, more
Electrek
Trina Solar achieves 24.13% conversion efficiency for IBC solar cell – Cool to see the R&D happening not only in the labs of universities, but also the largest companies on the planet. A few notes though – this was a single cell. Trina Solar noted that ...

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EGEB: Trina Solar 24.1% efficiency coming out of lab, 25-year home battery warranties coming from Tesla?, more - Electrek

Solar Home News - May 5, 2017 - 5:09am

Electrek

EGEB: Trina Solar 24.1% efficiency coming out of lab, 25-year home battery warranties coming from Tesla?, more
Electrek
Trina Solar achieves 24.13% conversion efficiency for IBC solar cell – Cool to see the R&D happening not only in the labs of universities, but also the largest companies on the planet. A few notes though – this was a single cell. Trina Solar noted that ...

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Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial - RenewEconomy

Solar Home News - May 4, 2017 - 5:10pm

RenewEconomy

Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial
RenewEconomy
A regional Queensland solar and storage trial launched by Ergon Energy back in 2011 has been extended for a second time by the state-owned network, to include new home energy management systems, battery storage, solar PV and a new tariff the state ...

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Columbus, OH leads Midwestern US cities in solar power payoff ... - Construction Dive

Solar Home News - May 4, 2017 - 1:57am

Columbus, OH leads Midwestern US cities in solar power payoff ...
Construction Dive
Columbus, OH, leads Midwestern U.S. cities for solar power potential, according to Redfin. Chicago; Madison, WI; Dayton, OH; and Cincinnati rounded out the ...
Study: Midwest houses significant solar potential (with a Top 10 list ...pv magazine USA

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This is one of the sweetest tax breaks around - MarketWatch

Solar Home News - May 4, 2017 - 1:10am

MarketWatch

This is one of the sweetest tax breaks around
MarketWatch
You can claim a federal income tax credit equal to 30% of your expenditures to buy and install qualifying energy-saving solar equipment for your home. Since this stuff is expensive, it can generate big credits. And there are no income limits. Even ...

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