In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68 percent. This has been spurred, in part, because the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70 percent since 2010, which has led the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide.
Solar plus generator will deliver energy bill savings and cost-effective home backup power
November 30, 2016
Enphase Energy Inc., a provider of solar energy solutions, and Generac Power Systems Inc., a manufacturer of home backup generators, have joined forces to educate homeowners and distribution partners on the benefits of solar generation and outage protection.
Two new Berkeley Lab studies find record low prices across all sectors
September 14, 2016
Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
System has the ability to condition the air and control humidity independently
September 13, 2016
The University of Nottingham is developing a solar air conditioning system that is said to have the capability to cut electricity consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional vapor compression (VC) systems.
Solar industry veteran Dan Gorrell to lead new group
July 25, 2016
World Energy Efficiency Services, a provider of turnkey energy efficiency services in New England, announced it has launched a new solar division. By offering solar services, from project planning through final installation, the company said it is further expanding its design-and-build energy efficiency services.
The Madera County Board of Supervisors announced it has completed the latest chapter in its successful solar and energy efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services. The county is set to achieve nearly $15 million in energy savings as a result of the comprehensive solar and energy efficiency upgrades.
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