Solar Industry News

North Carolina’s Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions

September 26, 2022

In keeping with several other states, North Carolina is showing a clear commitment to clean energy, sustainability and equitable income. 

In early 2022, Governor Roy Cooper signed several executive orders (EOs) geared toward making the state more environmentally friendly. These included EO 246, which set goals for achieving net-zero emissions in North Carolina over the coming decades.

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Your Vote Is Your Voice in the PEC Board of Directors Election

May 18, 2022

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest member-owned electrical co-op in the country, has revised its net-metering policy. This raises the cost of utility bills for its members with solar energy and discourages homeowners from adopting solar. With demand for electricity continuing to grow and the aging electrical grid undergoing increased strain, PEC should prioritize higher solar adoption for its members

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How Going Solar Saved a Struggling Colorado Farm

May 2, 2022

Byron Kominek’s farm — rebranded as Jack’s Solar Garden — sits right outside 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 mostly produced hay over the past 50 years. Now, it’s gone through a major transformation that substantially increased its

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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.

Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit that advocates for energy rights and educates residents on solar power, set up the co-op. Its creation comes after an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents have chosen to install solar panels. The city sees more than 1,000

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Veterans Support Construction of New Solar Farm in Texas

February 14, 2022

Two companies are building a large new solar farm spanning 1,350 acres in Elm Branch, about 40 miles south of Dallas. The 163-MW facility is the first major solar project that L3 Harris Technologies (L3Harris) and Lightsource BP solar panels have developed.

In fact, it’s the world’s largest solar project, containing more than 360,000 solar panels. This project

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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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