Solar Industry News

How Going Solar Saved a Struggling Colorado Farm

May 2, 2022

Byron Kominek’s farm — rebranded to Jack’s Solar Garden — is located right outside of Boulder, Colorado in the city of Longmount. It’s one of the most thriving agrivoltaic farms in the country. 

However, its 24 acres weren’t always prosperous.

The farm was mostly producing hay over the past 50 years. Now it has gone through a major transformation

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Colorado Springs Gets Its First Solar Co-Op

April 28, 2022

Colorado Springs recently got its first solar co-op, making it the 10th total in the state.

The co-op was set up by Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit that advocates for energy rights and educates residents on solar power. Its creation comes after an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents have chosen to install solar panels. The city sees more

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need for EVs?

January 13, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and around the world for their environmental and performance benefits as manufacturers launch plug-in EV models across their fleets. And whether you own an EV or are interested in purchasing one, there’s a fair chance you’ll be in the market for a home charging port for your EV battery as

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Five Best and Worst U.S. States for Solar in 2021

January 5, 2022

Renewable energy has been growing in popularity and necessity over the years, making solar power an increasingly bigger priority. One recognizable trend in 2021 is that geography is less of a deciding factor in whether or not a state is a leader in solar power. 

The Solar Energy Industries Association releases its quarterly rankings of solar industry strength in

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Solar-Powered Crypto Mining: Cryptocurrency Mining With Solar Panels

January 5, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about solar-powered crypto mining? We’ve put together everything you need to know about cryptocurrency mining with solar panels using a straightforward Q&A style approach. Keep reading to get the low-down on everything from solar bitcoin mining rig options to whether there are tax breaks you might enjoy by going green with your crypto mining.

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Who Makes the Best Solar Panels?

December 8, 2021

Determining who makes the best solar panels can be challenging, especially with the proliferation of solar companies over recent years.

In this article, we present the most important considerations to evaluate the quality of solar panels and share recent findings from third-party review sites.

Evaluation Criteria

You can use several criteria to evaluate the quality of solar panels:

  • Efficiency and
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Tesla Brings the Nation’s Most Sustainable Neighborhood to Austin

August 7, 2021

Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company, has branched out from making electric cars, batteries, and solar panels to creating neighborhoods. 

The California-based company is bringing a fully solar-powered neighborhood dubbed “SunHouse at Easton Park” to Austin’s southeast end, near McKinney Falls State Park.

About SunHouse at Easton Park

Tesla Energy is partnering with Brookfield Asset Management

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Rate Changes

June 17, 2021
What Happened

In December 2020, the Board of Directors at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) proposed and voted unanimously on a slate of regressive policies, one of which is a 20-25% rate increase for its members who choose to power their homes with solar energy. PEC is concerned with losing revenue due to an increasing number of members choosing to go

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Winter Storm Power Outage

March 2, 2021

Texas has always taken great pride in its strength and independence, and the Lone Star State is no stranger to using those trademark qualities to get past all sorts of crises. Many of those difficult situations stem from natural disasters — typically staggering summer heats or a devastating hurricane. But recently, millions of Texans across the state found themselves

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Texas Solar Round-up

July 1, 2020

Welcome to the State of Texas Solar, where we discuss all things solar in the Lone Star state. In the past year, the solar market in Texas has experienced record-breaking growth – as they say, everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the demand for solar. In true Texas spirit, the charge for solar has created friendly competition in

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Freedom Solar Honored with SunPower Award, Spotlighting Growth of Solar in Texas

May 19, 2020

More Texans than ever before understand the benefits of solar energy and are ready to make their own power. Freedom Solar is serving Texans and meeting their needs. In 2019 alone we saw a record-breaking 94% increase in residential sales. This exceptional growth is what led SunPower to name Freedom Solar, from among its 500 dealers, as the 2019 Residential

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