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The Midwest is Predicted To Become Solar Powerhouse

A report from Fitch Solutions Marco Research predicts that the Midwest United States is set to drive the nation towards 100 GW of solar power expected in the next 10 years. The report, titled Midwest US Set To Experience Strong Growth In Solar Sector, makes a bold prediction about the farming region in regards to […]

Common Questions About Home Solar

The past decade has sheen a massive increase in the use of solar power as the world shifts to grow away from the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels in particular have seen a boom. Curious about solar panels or want to learn more about this form of renewable energy? Here is what you need […]

Michigan Has Its First Massive Solar Contract

Ranger Power and Consumers Energy have agreed to a deal to purchase the 100 MW of Ranger’s planned 149 MW River Fork Solar project. This is the first known deal of its kind to date. The state has 20 year deal for 153 MW. Just a couple of years ago the 20-year PPA was pretty much […]

Solar Chargers For Devices Are Worth Considering

Gadgets need electricity, and depending on the energy source, that’s bad news for the environment and people living with the damage wrought from electricity generation.Renewable sources are making their way into the device charger market. Portable solar chargers are used for mobile devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, handheld game consoles, Bluetooth electronics and more. […]

How The Solar Tax Credit Works

The use of solar power has increased in the past decade. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious and the costs of going solar have gone down thanks to government incentives like the 2019 solar tax credit. Solar power doesn’t pollute, rely on gas or coal, but can be much more expensive than the less environmentally-friendly […]

The Detroit Zoo plans to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2021

Windmills and solar panels may soon be keeping the lights on in the reptile house, and throughout the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, located in Detroit’s suburb of Royal Oak, says it’s shifting to being powered entirely by renewable energy. “We are announcing today that Detroit Zoo is going to be 100% fully powered by local […]

Interest High for Community Solar Projects

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Beginning later this year, a new commodity will be planted in fields and open areas across Illinois that likely will change the landscape. These “farmers” are energy companies from throughout the U.S. that have flocked here seeking state incentives to install community solar projects intended to produce clean electricity, lower prices for consumers and create […]

Solar Envy?

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Want to gain access to solar energy but don’t have a rooftop suitable for holding solar panels? The emerging community solar movement may be your ticket. Under community solar, various communities or entities can band together to subscribe for a chunk of the power produced by solar arrays elsewhere. The program expands solar energy access […]