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Is Free Solar too good to be True?

‘Free’ Solar programs are not just a US phenomena. They are offered in England too. There they also are called “rent a roof” programs. They are also called “schemes.” So is Free Solar a scheme? What’s a FREE SOLAR...

Are the Days of the Solar Lease Numbered? Mosaic and NYG

Research shows that in most cases, savings are much greater to the homeowner if the solar electric system is purchased rather than leased. Things  moves quickly in the solar biz. SolarCity and Sunrun for the last several years have dominated...

Solar People – I HAVE SOLAR

You are in a minority that is often overlooked. In fact you could have a bumper stick which reads I Belong to the 1%- Who has Solar! “Having Solar” which is the  main focus of this site. You are...

Government plan will put solar ownership out of reach of

ITC to End According to the US Department of Energy (DoE) and be replaced by PTC production tax credit. The ITC will be terminated at the end of 2016 and replaced with a production tax credit, PTC, which is...

Green Revolution Goes Blue Collar

Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class. Actually it was the Middle Class who started the revolution. They always do. “Let the ruling classes tremble ……… The proletarians have nothing to lose...

Global Warming Fools Fox News Sunday and so does a Magic

Delusion and Illusion. On Sunday Chris Wallace and George Will and the Fox Sunday Panel concurred that the brutal winter in the eastern part of the US had thrown cold water on the global warming argument. What was amusing was...

Swanson or Swan Song for Solar? Will Solar Prices Contin

Solar prices have dropped in the US by 75% over the last 5 years Swanson’s Law is an observation that the price of solar photovoltaic modules tends to drop 20% for every doubling of cumulative shipped volume.[1][2][3] This was misstated by The Economist in [1] and,[2]which said...

Open Letter to 60 Minutes on Cleantech Crash Segment

 The news show 60 Minutes fell further from the pantheon of respected journalism with their recent story  targeting of the Greentech Industry. They broadcast a  segment claiming  massive failures amid the new “Cleantech Industry” when in fact what they...

10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a 20 Solar Lease Agre

FREE SOLAR “The Government is giving away FREE SOLAR.” IF FREE SOLAR IS A NO BRAINER, WELL THEN  USE YOUR HEAD! Free Solar is the new solar pitch which makes the SOLAR REVOLUTION and one visit close possible.  In...

Solar Industry Moves to Next Level With Standardized Sol

News In the latest effort to cut solar system costs, an industry working group has developed a standard solar contract that can be used across the industry. The Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group has developed a customizable contract template that can be...