Category Archives: solar panels

Solar Price Comparison Reveals Owners Over-Pay By 40%

Buyer Beware – Largest Companies like SolarCity and Sunpower Have the Highest Costs

A recent analysis of nearly 17,000 projects reported to the California Solar Initiative has revealed a 40% average difference in the prices that solar contractors charge customers. It is a buyer
beware market, with some …

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San Diego Electric Rate Hike Up To 39%

The San Diego utility announced that customers will see a noticeable increase in their home energy bill beginning in September, 2013. The average customer will have a rate increase, up to 39%. Solar power costs less than utility power
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Will Sharp Exit the Solar Business?

Recent inventory of Sharp solar panels appear to have been reduced at major wholesale suppliers. The Sharp ND-240QCJ module is still available, although prices have been edging upward, possibly due to the limited supply.
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Rooftop Solar Power To Be Installed By US Military

Why is Uncle Sam going solar? It can save BIG money. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $344 million loan guarantee for the SolarStrong Project, which is expected to be a record expansion of residential rooftop solar power in the United States …
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Florida Power Reopens $5 Million Solar Rebate Program

Florida Power & Light is reopening the application period for its 2011 solar rebate program to distribute approximately $5 million in remaining funds. Applications can be submitted at FPL’s website starting at 8:30 on August 30, 2011…
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