residential solar

29 million answers to the question “What can solar do for me?”

Written by Brian Boler

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The calculations to determine whether or not solar is a good investment are not simple—unless you’re using the Clean Power Estimator® solar calculator. Since we started counting 10 years ago, Clean Power Estimator has performed more than 29 million solar savings … Continued

Getting to the bottom of the EEI and NRDC statement on net metering

Written by Jeff Ressler

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The Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (“NRDC”) recently issued a joint statement targeted to state utility regulators “to advance support for utility policies that enhance the electric power grid for the benefit of all electricity … Continued

Infographic: Keeping Track of Solar

Written by Scott Tewel

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2013 saw record-breaking solar growth in the U.S.—an increase of 41% over 2012—and 2014 is expected to see even larger gains. With more than 440,000 solar electric systems operating across the U.S. today, keeping track of these distributed resources is … Continued

2014 solar trends episode 3: Solar Financing – A New Hope

Written by Mark Liffmann

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Financing has been with solar since its earliest days. Before the lease and the power purchase agreement (PPA), residential solar customers would often purchase systems with cash. Cash payments are a form of financing, as the customer is choosing to … Continued