What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?

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Going solar for your home has great benefits – from stimulating your local economy, to providing a cleaner environment to your larger community. But what if there was a way for your community to all go solar together?  For communities in the Midwest, there is a way, with Grow Solar and other group purchasing programs! […]

What is the Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit Incentive?

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You might have heard that the 30% Federal Tax Investment Credit is stepping down to 26% in 2020. What you may not have heard is that the Federal Tax Investment Credit will step down again in 2021, to 22%. Finally, in 2022 it will decrease to 0% for residential purchases, and 10% for commercial purchases.    […]

Driving into the Future with Drive Electric Week

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Thanks for supporting #DriveElectric week! Did you know that 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from transportation vehicles?  Transforming the transportation sector to run on green, clean electrons is vital to improving our environment and addressing climate change. Fortunately, the solution is within our reach with solar-generated electric charging stations for your electric car. Whether […]

Thinking about Batteries? 5 Things to Think About as You Get Started

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 Decide What You Want Backed Up Home battery backup systems can keep the lights on and refrigerator running when the power goes out. With more battery capacity, such systems can also keep your air conditioning running. Decide which appliances are critical to your needs in a power outage, or plan for your whole home to […]

A Statement from Our President on the Solar Tariff

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Hello Friends, Earlier this week, the President announced a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules. Although this tariff presents a set of challenges to the American solar industry, we are confident that the growth of solar energy will remain strong in the months and years ahead. The U.S. solar industry has seen tremendous […]

PACE: New Financing Option for Solar

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Named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine, property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a simple, effective way to pay for a solar installation with little or no money down. The Manns Family, using PACE, installed a 7.7 kW array and will save hundreds of dollars in utility costs in the first year alone. PACE is a simple. It is solar financing that […]

SolarAid Is a Winner in Google’s Global Impact Challenge

Yesterday Google unveiled the winners of its Global Impact Challenge, in which four UK-based non-profits each received £500,000 (US$766,000) for their work in “using tech to tackle the world’s toughest problems”. Charity SolarAid was one of the four winners with its African pico-solar sales and distribution programme, SunnyMoney. The Google award is “a massive, massive step change […]