News Category: Solar power
29 Jan 2018
American home and residential property owners are increasingly taking out loans to have a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system installed as opposed to turning to third-party owners (TPO) providing residential solar leases or power purchase agreement...
24 Jan 2018
The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.
What Is Net Metering and how will it be affected by the increasing use of time of use electricity rates?
12 Jan 2018
The big utilities have started to transition to time-of-use billing. How will time-of-use billing effect net metering?
20 Dec 2017
The cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has dropped far and fast in the U.S. Utility-scale solar generation costs.
19 Dec 2017
Home and property owners across the U.S. continue to install solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems at a rapid pace, and they're increasingly purchasing their systems outright as opposed to leasing them or signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) wit...
California's latest self-generation incentive program gets off to a flying start, but does it make battery storage economic?
18 Dec 2017
"Behind the utility meter,” battery-based energy storage systems, California's latest Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) got off to a flying start in May.
11 Dec 2017
More solar energy capacity has been installed in Los Angeles than any other U.S. city, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission pointed out in a May 25, 2017 letter recommending that the city amend the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require that solar...
10 Dec 2017
An increasing number of studies are showing that solar power is adding value to homes when they’re sold. However, the studies are still limited in scope to a handful of states, but the experience in those markets shows that it’s likely to happen in m...
29 Nov 2017
Solar carports and canopies are ideal solutions for solar power when rooftop solar might not work, but as the Investment Tax Credit incentive has evolved what's covered in terms of solar carports has changed. Here's what you should know.
22 Nov 2017
Solar panel efficiency might seem opaque. But whether you choose ci-Silicon modules or thin-film solar modules, it can determine how well your system works.
15 Nov 2017
The most common types of solar energy systems for homes are grid-connected, grid-connected with energy storage (also called hybrid solar), off-grid (also called stand-alone), and DC systems.