Tag Archives: residential solar

Solar Energy in the United States

Solar energy is a renewable and unlimited source of energy from which , indirectly or directly, most of the other sources of energy on our planet originate. Today, thanks to the rapid progress of technology, solar energy has become more affordable and more efficient, so it is no wonder why so many homeowners and companies […]

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Social Networking Pushes Solar Into Neighborhoods

On Monday, I posted an article about residents pushing their local officials to tighten restrictions on solar PV installations in neighborhoods. This attitude is sometimes referred to as NIMBY, or “Not-In-My-Backyard”, and seems to pervade neighborhoods when a socially responsible action is taken, or sometimes required, at the expense of an individual’s pleasantries (e.g., a […]

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Why Distributed Solar Matters to Homeowners

A buzzword often used in promotions for small-scale solar PV development is the term “distributed generation”. It’s a broadly defined term, partially because it’s still more of an idea than a tested alternative to centralized power grids common in most communities. Centralized electricity generation typically serves a large and diverse set of consumers from a […]

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Solar Leases Are Here to Stay, but Where To From Here?

A very informative and thorough study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) called “The Transformation of Southern California’s Residential Photovoltaics Market through Third-Party Ownership” has rightfully received wide readership for its insight into the trends of residential PV markets moving towards third-party ownership models – particularly, as the study’s evidence demonstrates, in southern California. […]

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