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Cut Cost of Home Improvement with Energy Tax Credits

Posted by RESNET

Jun 10, 2014 11:03:52 AM

For the 2014 tax season, qualified homeowners who have invested in energy efficient features for their homes can cut the cost of home improvement with energy tax credits. The Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit and the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit can be applied towards certain energy property expenditures to help make energy-saving retrofits more affordable for homeowners.
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Solar's Global Growth

Posted by Wyatt C. King

May 29, 2014 2:47:16 PM

Solar power has been a marginal player in the electric power industry for a long time, but that is finally starting to change. 2013 was a record year for solar, with more than 37 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaics (PV) installed worldwide, bringing cumulative installed capacity to nearly 137 GW. While solar still provides less than one percent of the world’s electricity, the blistering growth rate is causing many people to sit up and take note. Solar power is steadily, but inexorably, changing the global power sector.

What’s most interesting about solar today is that it is increasingly viable, even without government subsidies. Last summer, in a research note, the global bank UBS stated that “an unsubsidized solar revolution” had begun, and opined that “purely based on economics, we believe almost every family home and every commercial rooftop in Germany, Italy and Spain should be equipped with a solar system by the end of this decade.”

Seeing the Light 

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Can Elon do it Again?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 3, 2014 9:06:00 AM

Elon Musk is changing the world. The visionary South African-born entrepreneur has radically changed the transportation sector through his groundbreaking companies Tesla and SpaceEx. His solar leasing company, SolarCity, is delivering affordable solar solutions to homeowners across the country. Now, Musk is poised to deliver a sea change in the battery industry, opening the door to massive advancements in clean technology.

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Los Angeles: The Solar City

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Dec 19, 2013 8:10:00 AM

CLEAN LA Solar got a warm welcome Friday when L.A. City Councilman Curren Price visited the Southern California Trophy Company.

The 20,000-square-foot building is the latest and the largest CLEAN LA Solar project. The $365,000 rooftop PV will generate 134.4 kW. California Solar Inc., developed the building’s solar for owner Karl Bathke.

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Round Can Be Better: Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Nov 25, 2013 8:49:00 AM

APRICUS EVACUATED TUBE SOLAR COLLECTORS don’t need to move to track the sun to best heat water, swimming pools or interiors—or even air conditioning.

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