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Home Solar Power: Tesla's New Solar Roof (Video)

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Tuesday, November 15 2016 under: Energy Storage, solar roofs, Tesla, Residential Solar, Home Solar Power

Tesla's new home solar power roof tile product is an interesting twist on an existing technology. The tiles are certainly attractive, and come in a variety of styles designed to fit different architectural themes. The company's roll-out and press event was light on economic and cost specifics, but heavy on aesthetics and presenting a holistic "systems" approach to home solar power self-generation, storage, and consumption. See if solar makes sense for you:   Quote Generator


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Residential Home Solar Power: Report Predicts Sharp Drop in Prices

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, October 21 2016 under: Solar Costs, home solar

A report released by Duestche Bank predicts a strong drop in US residential home solar power prices over the next several years spurring continued growth of the market. According to the report, module prices (the complete solar panel) may drop by up to 40% in the next several quarters to below $0.40 per watt.

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California Solar Installers: How To Choose a Great Home Solar System

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, October 7 2016 under: solar installer, solar installation, California Solar, Solar Quotes

California is currently the nation's largest market for solar power installations; it has great sun, great solar policies, relatively high conventional (non solar) electricity rates, and a vibrant solar installer eco-system. So how does a homeowner start the process of finding the right system and the "best" deal for their particular situation?

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US Attitudes On Solar Power: 89% of Americans Support Solar Power

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Wednesday, October 5 2016 under: solar power, US solar

Solar Power in America has gained wide acceptance over the last few years as prices have dropped and solar panel installation has greatly increased. Nine out of Ten Americans (89%) support solar power, regardless of political affiliation, according to a new report. Energy costs and environmental concerns rank highest on the list of reasons for such unprecedented support.

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California Home Solar: How Much Does a System Cost?

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, September 29 2016 under: Solar Costs, California Solar, Solar Quotes, EnergySage
The prices for California home solar installation systems have continued to drop over recent years. Residential home solar prices dropped an average of at least 3.0% from late 2015 to early 2016, depending on various factors such as the type of system ownership (cash, loan, lease, power purchase agreement PPA), solar installer company, geographic market, and the research report methodology used.
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Residential Home Solar: Report - National Prices Continue to Drop

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, September 26 2016 under: cost of solar, Residential Solar, EnergySage

National residential home solar power prices continued their drop over the last year by an average of at least 3.3% from the year before. The industry has worked hard to pull costs out of a solar installation as they tackle equipment and soft cost (installation, permitting, marketing) efficiencies, making solar more affordable than ever for many Americans.

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MIT Energy Initiative Partners with GE to Solve Clean Energy

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, September 2 2016 under: GE, MIT, renewable energy, Climate Change, Clean Energy

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), an interdisciplinary Program of the University set up to tackle the World's most pressing problem of creating a low carbon clean energy infrastructure welcomes GE, the powerhouse industrial group, as a sustaining member into the Program.

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Residential Home Solar Prices Continue to Drop

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, August 26 2016 under: Solar Costs, Home Solar Power, Solar Quotes

Prices for US Residential Home Solar Power systems continued to drop in 2015 and early 2016 preserving the industry trend of steady price reductions. Installed prices, before incentives, for residential solar systems dropped by approximately 5% or $0.20 per watt nationwide, and 7% or $0.30 per watt for "smaller" (under 500KW) non residential or light commercial solar systems.

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Residential Solar Power: New Program Opens to More Americans

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, July 22 2016 under: Solar Policy, PACE financing, solar financing, Residential Solar

The White House has launched a program designed to bring clean solar energy into more American households and more income brackets through a simplified, no-money-down financing vehicle based on a homeowner's property tax bill. The goal is to bring 1 gigawatt (GW) online in low to moderate income communities across the country by 2020.

 

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Intersolar 2016 Keynotes: Solar is Mainstream

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, July 18 2016 under: Solar Industry News, Solar Policy, SunRun

Opening ceremony keynotes speeches from Intersolar 2016 featuring Kevin de Leon of the California Senate, Bernadette del Chiarro of CALSEIA, Lynn Jurich CEO of Sunrun, Ali Zaidi from the OMB and others with a message that solar powered electrcity is mainstream, and more affordable than ever for more Americans. Lynn Jurich, Co-Founder and CEO of SunRun, a residential solar power installation and finance company said to not bet against America.

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