Monthly Archives: April 2012

Net Metering at a Crossroads

The vast majority of those who have installed solar on their home or business in the U.S. participate in what’s known as “net-metering.” Net metering, simply put, is an arrangement with your utility whereby you – as a producer of … Continue reading

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California Leads the Way in Solar Power

During his first year in office, California Governor Jerry Brown hasn’t just signed the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the nation (33% of electricity from renewables by 2020) into law, he’s also called for the deployment of 12,000 megawatts … Continue reading

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Green Tips to Help You Save Green

So if you are reading this, odds are you are thinking about a solar electric system, or have even recently joined the REC Solar family with the purchase of one. While a solar electric system is an excellent way to … Continue reading

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Solar Carports Killing Two Birds With One Sun

In this time of economic “belt-tightening” many business owners and government facilities managers are trying to find more creative ways to fund improvement projects. The emerging trend in solar carports offers one solution to limited funding through the installation of … Continue reading

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Solar Hot in Germany, Catching Fire in U.S.

One of the defining features of any solar-related conference is an endless number of comparisons between Germany – still the world’s top solar market– and the U.S. In fact, it should be a drinking game. Someone mentions Germany – you … Continue reading

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