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How Can US Grow to 250 GW of Solar by 2025, from 25 GW Right Now?

The US has about 25 GW of solar PV installed capacity as we wind down on 2015.

25 GW – that’s considerable, but relatively a fairly insignificant amount considering that the total US electricity installed capacity (from all sources) is about 1 TW or 1000 GW!

Now, 25 out 1000 GW, and that too for a source with much […]

By |November 15th, 2015|Solar - US, Solar Capacity|0 Comments

Solar Increases Property Valuation of Homes, Says Berkeley Study

Every Watt of solar PV you install on your house adds $4 to your house value. according to a recent study done by U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and a home appraisal expert.

Now, that’s not a bad deal given that the current prices for US residential solar power system is about […]

Installing a Rooftop Solar System – A User’s Perspective

Here’s a nice and detailed news report/perspective report on how a US resident went about installing a rooftop solar system on his house.

What I like his taking time to detail each and every aspect of the technical, operational and commercial dimensions of a rooftop solar system, from a owner/user perspective.

He appears to have paid a […]

1 Million Solar Homes in the US Soon

By Feb 2016, the United States would have hit an important landmark in solar power – it will have 1 million houses with solar panels on their rooftops, says this news report.

There are about 125 million households in the US (includes those in apartment complexes), so a million of a hundred million is not exactly […]

California Farmers Shifting to Solar Energy Crop?

California is a well-known solar energy hub.

But we all would have thought that was because it gets lots of sunshine.

Looks like there is another reason – large parts of California does not get enough water.

Here’s an interesting report on how the continuous drought in California is making many farmers harvest solar energy on their farms instead […]

By |October 31st, 2015|MW Solar, Solar - US, Solar Farms|0 Comments

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