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Home Solar Power: SunPower Corp Breaks New Record

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Tuesday, June 28 2016 under: SunPower, Solar Technology, Residential Solar, Home Solar Power

SunPower Corp announced they have smashed another efficiency barrier with their X series solar panels pumping out 24.1%. Higher efficiency benefits residential home solar power because it generates greater power production from a smaller system footprint on the roof, or wherever space may be at a premium.

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Mercedes Working on High Performance Electric Car

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, June 13 2016 under: Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a line of advance concept electric vehicles (EV) using a common platform design for its next generation EV's that was revealed at a tech briefing at corporate headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany this week. The platform will be all wheel drive and have a low center of gravity, which should give the electric car outstanding handling performance.

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Residential Home Solar Prices Drop in Q1 2016

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, June 9 2016 under: Solar Costs, Residential Solar, Home Solar Power

The cost of a residential home solar power system dropped an impressive 8.3% in Q1 2016 over the previous quarter. The reduction in installed price was attributed to a combination of factors including: lower hardware and equipment costs, combined with strong attention to installation, permitting and other "soft costs".

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Home Solar Power: Ownership of Systems Forecast to Increase

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, June 2 2016

As reported recently, the percentage of home solar power shoppers deciding to own their system as opposed to leasing them or signing a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is forecast to increase over the coming years. Due to lowering costs of solar power systems, the attractive 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and superior payback economics of ownership, customers will be looking hard at their options.

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