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How Do I Know If My Home Is a Good Fit in a Good Place for Solar?

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 20, 2014 12:29:47 PM

While visiting family in the Midwest. I had lunch with a high school friend. She knows my Arizona home has solar panels and asked if it made sense in the Midwest. Solar makes sense in a lot of places and for a lot homes, so here is how to make sense of whether solar makes good cents for you. And, yes, solar does make sense in the Midwest, at least I think so.

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Distributed Solar in Bangladesh

Posted by Wyatt C. King

Oct 30, 2014 9:43:00 AM

IN ANY RANKING of the world’s countries from richest to poorest, Bangladesh can reliably be found near the bottom. Yet according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), this South Asian nation of 150+ million people is leading the world in the installation of home-based solar systems. Approximately three million residential solar systems have been installed in Bangladesh in the past ten years, and new systems are being installed at the blistering pace of 80,000 per month.

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Look for a Solar Tour Near You

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Oct 3, 2014 8:37:00 AM

Solar tours start now! The first weekend in October might just be called Solar Tour weekend. For nearly two decades, solar home owners in communities across the country have opened their homes for tours in the fall.

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Study: Washing Solar Panels Probably Not Worth the Cost

Posted by Matt Power

Sep 8, 2014 3:21:00 AM

I received a pitch this morning from a company that specializes in washing solar panels. That's a business I didn't know existed, but I'm glad there's a growing number of customers for them. Photos of people scrubbing away at solar installations on green buildings made me wonder. How much does dirt on panels affect solar PV performance?

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Spray-On Coating Turns Any Window into a Solar Panel

Posted by Matt Power

Aug 29, 2014 1:52:00 PM

IMAGINE AN ORGANIC SUBSTANCE that can be sprayed on to any window in a home--making the window behave like a photovoltaic panel, generating electricity. The technology is real, and according to its creators, it's ready for prime time.

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