10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

10 ways solar is transforming the U.S.

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On the fence about installing solar panels? Sure, you already know you could offset your electricity bill and cut your carbon emissions by several tons. If saving money AND the atmosphere isn’t enough to sway you, though, maybe a little peer…
Trump's Tax on Solar Power: Here's What You Need to Know

Trump's Tax on Solar Power: Here's What You Need to Know

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Trump signing the trade action that imposes tariffs on imported solar panels. President Donald Trump has imposed a 30 percent tax on imported solar panels, a move that's expected to pull the plug on tens of thousands of American jobs, while…
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Trump's Tariffs Won't Break Bank for Homeowners Installing Solar

The 30 percent duties on imported panels are only apt to increase the total cost of a typical residential rooftop system by about 3 percent, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Hugh Bromley said. That’s because panels account for only about…
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Solar tariffs will save some solar jobs and destroy others

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For the president, the decision about solar tariffs and a similar move against imported washing machines represent a big step toward fulfilling his campaign promises to get tough on trading partners such as China. Additional decisions loom on…
Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

Trump's Solar Tariffs Won't Turn Tables On The Renewables Revolution

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Solar panels on a hillside. Donald Trump may have imposed a 30% tariff on imported solar panels, but the energy sector has reached a tipping point and incumbent energy producers – both companies and nations – are too complacent about it,…
Tesla’s Tilburg factory gets a new massive solar array

Tesla’s Tilburg factory gets a new massive solar array

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Combining more solar power with the energy consumption created by electric vehicles has long been part of Tesla’s plan, but the roll-out has been disappointing to some. But it seems to be picking up lately, and now even Tesla’s Tilburg factory…
Floridas first solar powered town

Florida's solar powered town

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Families are starting to move into what is being called America's first solar powered town. Babcock Ranch, about half an hour northeast of Fort Myers, Florida, is supposed to produce more energy than it consumes once it's finished. There…
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Solar fuel cells just got more efficient

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Click here to view original web page at www.sciencedaily.com Researchers have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable…
University of New South Wales goes 100% solar

A major Australian university just went all in on solar power

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A major Australian university is set to achieve carbon neutrality on its energy use and will have all of its energy needs met by solar photovoltaics (solar PV). Click here to view original web page at www.cnbc.com The University of New South…
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How do solar powered pools work?

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You can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the…