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SolarCity And Viviant Solar Stocks last Dance? Is there

Vivant Solar stock price has dropped like a stone since the offering. SolarCity is not doing much better these days. Maybe the music has finally stopped.  A lot of people have been saying it for a while. I have ....

The Hard Selling of Free Solar

Part 2 The Hard Sell of Free Solar Everyone is getting phone calls, seeing mailer, seeing TV spot promoting FREE SOLAR. But is this solar really free? Are these solar companies offering the best deal for the homeowner? Companies...

Future Risks to the PPA Solar Model

One could accuse George Clooney of “piling on”  recently when he made public his irritation at Elon Musk’s car company Tesla and how getting stuck by the side of the road one too many times caused him to dump his...

Sun Worshippers and Solar Panels to Save Planet

Why ? Because according to the UN report to be released next week, Solar panels are the only thing that can. New PV systems already use low light and employ east or west facing arrays, with amazing contrasts between...

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...

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...