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Bardi Offers Free Solar Panels with Purchase of Lennox High-Efficiency System

Offer Includes 0 Percent Financing
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Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has announced that, through Aug. 22, it is offering four free solar panels with the purchase of a high-efficiency 21-SEER Lennox heating and cooling system with 0 percent financing.


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July 2, 2014: Interest in Connected-Home and Solar Solutions Is Rapidly Growing

Consumer Interest in Services such as Energy Management Projected to Rise from 7 to 57 Percent in Next Five Years
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More than half of global energy consumers would consider installing connected-home solutions or solar panels in the next five years, according to a new survey by Accenture.


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June 26, 2014: Residential Energy Generation, Storage to Reach $71.6 Billion in Revenue by 2023

Technologies Like Rooftop Solar and CHP Are Transforming the Residential Market
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Solar panels are just the most visible form of distributed energy resources (DER), notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the research firm, worldwide revenue from all forms of residential distributed generation and energy storage will grow from $52.7 billion annually in 2014 to $71.6 billion in 2023.


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May 14, 2014: First Power and Light Changes Name to VOLT Solar, Opens Mass. Office

Company Has Goal of Becoming a Leading Wholesale Solar Panel Distributor
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First Power and Light Inc. has formally changed its name to VOLT Solar Systems Inc. The company also announced the opening of a new office in Wakefield, Massachusetts.


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May 7, 2014: Carrier and SolarCity Announce Solar Partnership

Customers Who Purchase a Carrier Product and Install Solar Will Receive a $1,000 Rebate
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Carrier has announced a new partnership with SolarCity, a full-service solar power provider, that allows Carrier-trained technicians and comfort consultants to offer solar services to Carrier customers. Those who purchase a new Carrier product and choose to install SolarCity solar panels will receive a $1,000 rebate.


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Inovateus Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Array for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Project Is the Largest Solar Installation on any Cultural Institution in the State of Illinois
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Inovateus Solar LLC installed the solar systems at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution’s clean-energy initiative. The solar installer was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by Schneider Electric.


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March 21, 2014: DOE Awards $2.2 Million for Solutions That Reduce Costs of Solar

Awards to Three California-Based Small Businesses to Drive Down Hardware and Non-Hardware Costs
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.2 million for three projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. DOE said this funding will help develop technologies and streamline processes to make solar more accessible for residential and commercial applications.


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Kingspan Designs Solar Thermal System for Syracuse University

System Will Contribute up to 60 Percent of the Energy Required for Hot Water Production
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Kingspan Environmental has designed and installed one of its largest solar panel systems to date at Syracuse University. The company recently commissioned a 240 solar thermal panel system to heat water in 20 Skytop apartment buildings at the university’s South Campus, in Syracuse, N.Y.


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Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
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With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.


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What Are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)?

By Mathias Aarre Maehlum
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Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics — basically solar panels incorporated into the structure of new buildings — can eliminate the negative visual impact of traditional solar panels, improve appearance, and boost resale value.


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