In this week’s Solar News Roundup, SunPower acquires SolarWorld Americas, and Apple announces that their global facilities are 100% powered by clean, renewable energy.
There are thousands of solar companies across the country, from small local businesses to national-scale solar companies, and millions of customer reviews as a result. The third-largest solar company in the U.S., operating in 21 states across the country, is Vivint Solar.
Technologies like solar and wind power are becoming more common across the globe, and are both examples of renewable energy sources. There are several ways to generate power from renewable sources. These alternative fuels will become an even more important part of our power generation mix in the years to come.
This week, EnergySage released its sixth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™. In this report, you’ll find trends on solar pricing for all of 2017, as well as equipment and financing options for solar. In addition, this report includes new information about what solar equipment quality people prefer. Read on for some of the top takeaways relevant to today’s solar shoppers.
Thanks to the expansion of solar financing options, it’s easier than ever for homeowners and businesses to buy and install a solar panel system. Across the country, more than half of all new solar installations are bought in cash, with a solar loan, or through a specialty financing option.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, JinkoSolar invests in a new Florida factory for NextEra Energy, and RGS Energy announces a move towards Dow solar shingle installations.
Many homeowners are considering putting panels on their homes, and for good reasons: when you generate your own solar electricity you can drastically reduce your monthly bills, increase your property value, and help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solar is more accessible than ever, especially as the cost of solar has decreased and solar technology has become more efficient.
Tesla’s referral program offers incentives to its customers for referring their friends and family to the company. Now that Tesla has acquired SolarCity, the country’s largest solar installer, the leading cleantech company’s referral program includes rewards for referring solar customers as well as car buyers. Whether you purchased a Tesla electric vehicle (EV) or Tesla solar panels, you can earn rewards when your friends buy Tesla cars or go solar with Tesla.
Home solar is more popular than ever, and if you’re in the market for a new home, you might come across options with solar panels already installed. It is important to understand the unique aspects of buying a solar-equipped home so you can enjoy the benefits of solar energy without having to go through the installation process.
Home energy storage is a relatively new technology that’s steadily gained interest over the past few years, and it’s hard to know where to start when comparing all your options. Top solar batteries like those made by Tesla and Sonnen make it possible for homeowners and businesses to store their excess solar energy instead of sending it back to the grid, so that when the power goes out or electricity rates spike they can keep the lights on. If you want to install a solar battery at your home, you have a few different choices currently available to you. Compare the Tesla Powerwall vs. Sonnen eco vs. LG Chem vs. Aquion Aspen in terms of capacity, warranty, and price.