Switch to solar? The benefits of switching over from fossil fuels are abundant, especially as the costs of materials and production comes down.
Toying with the idea of putting solar panels on your roof? Our Green Guide to Going Solar can help you find out about incentives, reputable installers, etc.
Forward Labs and Solar Frontier are two of the companies challenging Tesla’s dominance in the nascent solar roof technology market…
Rooftop solar has never looked so good, given new technology from Tesla, Solar Window, Dyaqua, Sistine Solar, Sunflare & others to improve solar aesthetics.
There’s never been a better time for schools to add solar panels to their energy mix, given lots of public and private grants that can help foot the bill for the conversion….
What’s on the horizon in terms of new solar power technologies? Researchers explore transparent solar cells, better batteries & panels at sea
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in cutting-edge, hyper-efficient solar cells? Are we really moving beyond huge photovoltaic panels anytime soon? —Michael Williams, Hartford, CT Many people still consider environmentalists’ favorite black panels as the cutting edge of renewable energy. However, the burgeoning solar industry has […]
Is solar power cost-competitive with the grid yet? Future looking bright for residential photovoltaics
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the price of getting solar panels installed on a home is lower than ever, but has it gotten to the point anywhere in the U.S. where it’s actually cheaper than traditional grid power yet? — Lester Milstein, Boston, MA Rooftop solar panels on have always been the province of well-to-do, […]
Making Solar Affordable: Solar Leasing Is Taking Off—But Does It Make Financial Sense?
It’s hard to justify paying upwards of $20k for a rooftop photovoltaic array, but new forms of financing mean going solar is now within reach for you and me…
The U.S. solar industry is at an all-time high, but it still hasn’t caught up with Europe.