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DOE's Sunshot Program Aims to Reduce Cost of Solar Energy

If you're wondering how much the cost of solar energy is weighing on the collective mind of the U.S. government, just take a look at the latest solar energy program announced last Friday by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The Department of Energy (DOE) will put the Sunshot Program into place -- a $27 million initiative to invest in the development and commercialization of solar energy technology.

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SolarCity to Offer Solar Lease Option to Maryland Homeowners

As SolarCity expands, so too does the number of residential solar installations.

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Report Says Residential Solar Getting Cheaper, Installations More Efficient

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Thursday, December 16 2010 under: Solar News, Solar Homes, cost of solar power, financing, residential, solar cost, NREL

Results released today from a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report is great news for homeowners looking to install solar energy systems.

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Colorado Maker of Solar Thin Film to Expand Production

More thin-film solar panels could soon be available to property owners looking to install solar energy systems, as a Colorado-based maker is poised to expand its production.

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Renewable Energy Grant May Be Extended

The word out of Washington late this week was that senators and the Obama Administration have agreed on a plan to extend the U.S. Treasury Department's Treasury Grant Program for another year.

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Pennsylvania Makes Big, Quick Strides in Solar Energy

The latest data released by the Nation Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have Pennsylvania moving up the charts. The state has rocketed to third in the nation in terms of the number of current operating solar installation and fourth terms of total installed solar energy capacity.

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Property Owners Race to Cash in on Commercial Solar Grant

In 2009, the United States federal government converted a 30 percent tax credit for business owners who power their property with solar energy into a 30 percent treasury grant. What's the difference? The property owners receive a check reimbursing them for 30 percent of the project's cost within 60 days of completing the installation rather than waiting to use the tax credit against taxes they owe once a year.

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LIPA Secures Funds, Reopens New York Solar Rebate Program

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a regional electricity provider in New York, has resolved a common problem that has plagued numerous utilities across the countries: too many people want to install a solar home energy system.

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Colorado Company, Morgan Stanley to Launch 'No Cost' Solar Program in California

Qualified California homeowners are realizing what many leaders of the solar energy industry hope is the future: free solar energy.

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Boosting Arizona's Solar Energy 'Exports' Would Require Time, Capital

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Wednesday, November 24 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Solar Power Info, Arizona Solar, solar exporting, financing

With some of the highest insolation rates in the country, Arizona has gained quite the reputation for its ability to generate solar power. It would only make sense, then, that the state would use all this potential within its own borders, right?

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