When solar is cheap, it can help your home become a more energy-efficient house

By 2020, the U.S. expects to add a third of its electricity generation from solar energy, up from about 2% in 2012, according to the Energy Information Administration.That’s an opportunity for homeowners to improve their efficiency, and it may help them save money on their electricity bills.The U.N. Environment Program estimates that solar energy has […] →Read more

The cost of solar power in Illinois has jumped by more than 25%

Solar power in the US has increased by more for each dollar spent, and that’s despite the fact that the industry is not yet in full swing, according to data released on Wednesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association.The latest figures, obtained by Bloomberg via a Freedom of Information Act request, show that the cost […] →Read more

How to get solar energy on your roof

Solar energy is coming to your house.It’s already here, and you can get a taste of it this month with the Solar Summit.But before you take your first steps, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the solar industry.We’re joined by Solar Summit host Mark Riedl to talk about the solar energy you […] →Read more

What you need to know about solar energy packages

A package of solar energy for a home or business costs around $1,000 a year and includes a solar panel, inverter, inverting system, power lines, solar-powered roof and power inverter.If you have an existing system and want to buy new one, it costs $2,500 per year.If the system needs to be upgraded, it will cost […] →Read more

Why Michigan has the lowest electricity price in the country

Michigan has a solar system that can provide electricity to customers for only about $2 per kilowatt hour (kWh) and an average cost of $2.33 per kWh for solar. The state is also the only one of 30 states that doesn’t allow rooftop solar, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). According to a SEIA report, […] →Read more

How to use solar power for your home

It’s easy to think of the sun as the most important source of power in our world.Yet solar energy is also important for the way we live.As well as providing energy, solar energy can be used to cool your home and to heat it up in the wintertime.It’s also a fantastic source of energy for […] →Read more

How to find the cheapest solar power for your home

In the US, a typical homeowner has around 100 solar panels.But the cost of installing them is a major challenge for many, and the most expensive solar panels are often too small to be economical for most people.The cost of solar power can range anywhere from $0.01 per kilowatt hour to $1 per kiloWatt.That means […] →Read more

How to use solar energy to make your home more energy-efficient

The power of solar energy is a hot topic in Europe and beyond, and it’s a subject that has long intrigued us.And the technology, though widely misunderstood, is actually quite simple.Here’s how to get started.1.Solar energy is the most energy-intensive type of renewable energy There’s no way to completely avoid solar energy.It produces the most […] →Read more

When solar energy comes to the forefront of the debate in the United Kingdom, what will it look like?

solar energy in the UK is the biggest sector of the UK’s economy, and solar energy has become an integral part of many of the country’s policies.This article explores the major trends in solar energy investment in the country. →Read more

How solar energy could help us avoid carbon dioxide emissions

Solar energy could play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a study released this week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.The study, titled “An Analysis of the Future Energy Requirements of the World’s Climate-Efficient Sectors,” says the technology can be used to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly […] →Read more