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Combined, buildings in the United States consume 40% of all energy. But these buildings are not created equal. The important first step in reducing energy use in buildings is to understand what type of building it is, and what the occupants are there to do. A school will have different energy consumption habits than a [...]
Solar developers are swallowing up thousands of acres of productive California farmland to build utility-scale solar installations. That could be a big problem for California’s agriculture industry if the development is not more carefully monitored, said Ed Thompson with the American Farmland Trust. There are currently 40,000 acres of California farmland in development or slated [...]
Going solar can be a costly investment, but it doesn’t have to be. Solar system leasing and PPA’s are making solar more accessible than ever, with little to no money down and reasonable monthly payment plans. But what are you getting yourself into? Typical residential solar leases range from 10 to 20 years. A solar [...]
If you are looking at renewable energy options for power systems, it will likely come down to a decision between solar panels and wind turbines. Read on to discover eight compelling reasons to think that solar power is superior to wind power. 1) Solar panels need less monitoring Wind turbines require very close monitoring and [...]
Winter months are often an energy consumption and budget strain. On an annual basis, the average usage is about 600 kWh per month for a household. The summer average is about 500 kWh, while the winter average is over 700 kWh. The average winter bill is usually over $100. There are things you can do [...]
Solar and wind industries share the same end goal of cleaner energy production worldwide — but each deploys vastly different technologies and methods to get there. How did each industry gain its following? Let’s take a look. Solar photovoltaic cells can be installed at any scale and made to work anywhere there is sunlight. Indeed, [...]
Beyond the value of a dollar, electric vehicles represent an investment in the future of the environment. As novelties or necessities, EVs have quickly caught on in America and beyond, and with very good reasons. Here are just a few. 1. Money The most obvious benefit of driving an electric car is the savings; depending on [...]
Many times, when people want a solar power system installed, there is a misunderstanding of what it means to be on-grid versus off-grid. A lot of times we hear people say they want to be “off the grid” thinking that is what it means to go solar. What they really mean is that they want [...]
Hello solar droppers! It’s time to wrap up this comparative series where we’ve been clarifying the defining features of the most prevalent ways of going solar. We’ve talked about how Solar Power Purchase Agreements work, how SPPAs differ from system purchases, as well as how SPPAs differ from solar lease agreements. This article will focus [...]
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