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Renewable Energy Was 16.9 Percent of US Electric Generation in the First Half of 2016

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After years of policy debates and the dedicated efforts of both environmental groups and many entrepreneurs we are starting to see healthy year over year growth in the percentage of the US's Electric Generation coming from Renewable Energy Sources. During the first half of 2016, Renewable Energy represented 16.9% of the Electric Generation in the US which is up from 13.7% for all of 2015. Check out the full article below:

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​Solar Sphere, Inc. Signs New Nationwide Solar Lighting Distribution Agreement with solartonic TM

Summary: Industry-leading solar lighting product distributor adds award winning solartonic TM solar street lighting and solar parking lot lighting products to its portfolio.(Denver, CO, March 22, 2016) --- Solar Sphere, Inc., announced today that the company has signed a new nationwide solar lighting distribution agreement with solartonic, llc."Solar Sphere is excited to announce the addition of the award winning solarlume TM solar street [...]

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How do you finance your solar street lights or any other alternative energy development project?

When considering a solar street or parking lot lighting project, despite the fantastic lifetime energy and cost savings available, organizations are often faced with a “first cost” barrier that can stop a project dead in its tracks. Introducing the right kind of financing to a project can eliminate first cost barriers to installing equipment, and even provide immediate cost [...]

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What is the difference between Watts and Lumens?

If you are over the age of 25 or 30 you are probably used to thinking about the brightness of a light in terms of watts. “Watts” refers to a unit of energy and was actually never the ideal terminology for measuring a lights brightness. Regardless, the terminology was used for years since light bulbs performed similarly when supplied with [...]

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Solar Street and Parking Lot Light ROI Analysis

Solar Street & Parking Lot Light Analysis: Financial and Environmental ReturnsGenerally when I think about a Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, I think about it purely in financial terms. Meaning, I estimate how long it will take for me to make money or break even over my initial investment. What I love about solar products is that in addition [...]

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Solar Sphere adds products from Renogy to it's expanding portfolio.

I know many across the country are currently being inundated with snow and ice storms, but I promise, Spring is right around the corner. With the onset of Spring it will be time to get out and enjoy some sunshine once again. Have you thought about how you are going to power all of those Spring and Summer time [...]

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Often overlooked, snow retention should be considered with some rooftop solar panel installations

A large part of our business is designing snow retention systems for homes where solar panels have been installed on existing homes. The need for snow retention below solar panels is often times overlooked during the solar panel installation because homeowners didn’t have any snow slide issues prior to the installation of the solar panels.It’s pretty simple really. Asphalt [...]

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Happy 4th of July - Get your free Solar Spark Lighter today!

Summer is officially in full-swing and it is that time of year when many families are able to get out and enjoy some of their favorite hobbies. Whether those hobbies include camping, boating, golfing, or simply enjoying a nice barbecue in the backyard, we have some fun and economical solar systems and gadgets to help [...]

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Powerwall –the best innovation since the personal computer?

Can you even remember life before the personal computer? We had basic calculators for complex formulas, but they had little to no storage. Instead, we were dependent upon books, magazines and notebooks for the storage of all information we kept at our homes or outside of a mainframe computer.We are a bit further along in [...]

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Benefits of Solar RV Kits

Benefits of Solar RV Kits Most RVs, travel trailers and campers are sold with small batteries that are only adequate for a day or two away from a power source. Many RVers and campers don't understand how to treat their batteries well or what size battery bank they need for their electrical requirements. Typical RV batteries can [...]

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