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Solar Strikes Again

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 23, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Big deals and serious growth in the solar industry are changing the axis of power in the energy sector.

You know that an industry has hit its stride when the ten-figure acquisitions begin. It seems that the solar sector is getting down to some serious business, as evidenced by renewable energy behemoth SunEdison’s purchase of Vivint Solar, one of the largest residential PV installers in the nation, for $2.2 billion earlier this week.

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Solar On and Under Fire

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 28, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Solar is soaring, but some are stopping at no end to stall its success.

Solar is on fire. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Energy Infrastructure Report, solar and wind represented 100% of the nation’s new generating capacity in April. The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that, among the U.S. renewable portfolio, solar is growing the fastest, primarily because of the cost benefit—the price of solar photovoltaics (PV) has plummeted 99% over the last four decades, from $74/watt in 1972 to less than $.07/watt in 2014.

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Musk’s Latest ‘First Principles’ Breakthrough

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 13, 2015 4:28:00 PM

By reducing problems to their most fundamental elements, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity founder Elon Musk is able to create revolutionary solutions.

Elon Musk thinks differently than most people do. Rather than applying logic to issues derived from and compounded upon existing reasoning, Musk reduces issues to their essential core, and then develops new intelligence based on the fundamentals of pure reason.

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Solar's Day Has Come

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 1, 2015 5:19:00 PM

It’s solar power’s shining moment—the renewable energy source is currently growing faster than any other segment in the energy industry.

LAST YEAR, a new solar system was installed in the U.S. every three minutes. Creative financing solutions and plummeting panel prices have made solar widely accessible for homeowners and businesses alike. And by next year, experts predict that solar will actually be the cheapest form of electricity in many U.S. states.

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Exclusive Discount: Solar Living Sourcebook Helps You Get the Biggest Payback from Your Solar Investment

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Mar 30, 2015 3:24:00 PM

Available exclusively through this site at a 30% discount, the latest edition includes key information you need to make the best long-term choices for self reliance.

The Solar Living Sourcebook has been around for many years, but its authors have not let the book fall behind the times. The latest edition is on top of all of the latest trends in alternative energy systems: thin-film solar panels, building integrated photovoltaics, low-speed wind turbines, heat-recovery ventilators. You name the technology, it's discussed in detail in this book.

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