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Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children

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Fascinating Solar Energy Facts for Children Are your kids asking questions about solar energy? Solar energy is something all kids should understand. After all, they can’t really miss it – it’s all around us! You might be surprised how much your kids already know about solar energy. Maybe they’ve spotted solar panels on their friend’s roof or […]

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Health & Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

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Homeowners and utilities alike are choosing solar energy at a faster rate than ever before in the United States. The explosive growth of solar power is partly a result of the falling cost of solar panels. Rebates and incentives have also contributed to the United States’ biggest year ever for solar. But decreasing costs are only one […]

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The Solar Industry Responds to the Increasing Intensity of Natural Disasters

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Weather patterns have always been considered when determining solar system lifetimes and performance. Safety is also considered when establishing installation guidelines and product standards. The recent intensity of natural disasters across the country—a direct result of climate change—brings the adequacy of safety and performance standards into question. Are solar installations prepared for the increased frequency […]

What are some practical uses for solar energy?

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Most Common Uses of Solar Energy Perhaps the most popular use of solar energy is one that doesn’t involve technology at all: drying wet things. People around the world depend upon the sun to dry everything from laundry to crops. It’s an effective way to achieve a goal without relying upon electricity. It may seem unusual, but solar […]

Tesla Will Sell Solar Panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

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Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot Tesla-branded selling spaces are coming to 800 retail locations. Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, Bloomberg reports. Elon Musk’s company will […]

ARP Solar Responds to 30% Solar Tariff

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ARP Solar Responds to 30% Solar Tariff At ARP Solar, we’re disappointed with the Trump Administration’s decision to impose a 30% solar tariff on imported solar panels. We are passionate about our work and our industry. We stand by our customers as always in delivering the best solar panels available and maintaining our current prices […]

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

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Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year. The Land of the Midnight Sun is getting what is reportedly its first community solar farm, thanks to the Chugach Electric Association that […]

California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

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California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation incentives for […]