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5 Things to Consider When Purchasing an Electric Vehicle

Not too long ago, Electric Vehicles (EVs) used to seem like something out of The Jetsons, but they are quickly making their way into the mainstream, and for good reason. Not only are EVs consistently described as quiet, fast, and fun to drive, but they give you the power to divest from fossil fuels and save money in the long ... Read More »

Solar is Here to Stay: A Bright Future Ahead for the Industry

What will the solar industry look like under the new administration? This is a question many in and out of the renewable industry are asking. The good news is that the solar industry has so much momentum that it doesn’t matter who is in public office over the next 4 years. The solar industry is here to stay and is ... Read More »

The Sun is Shining on Women in Solar

There are more than 73 million women working today in the U.S. — 30 million more than in 1984. In fact, women account for a higher percentage of all workers in professional and technical occupations, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. And the solar revolution may be playing an important role. Adding some 35,000 jobs last year alone, the U.S. solar industry ... Read More »

Both Democrats and Republicans Advocate for Solar Energy

Americans may be divided when it comes to political beliefs, but there’s one movement that both parties can agree to support—solar energy. Harnessing sunshine was initially embraced by environmentalists devoted to reducing greenhouse gases emissions. When President Jimmy Carter signed the National Energy Act in 1978, one provision enabled private citizens to generate their own solar power and sell the ... Read More »

Fossil Fuels and Renewables Can Coexist

The enduring “us” versus “them” mentality: renewable energy and fossil fuels. Environmental advocates argue that the United States could be powered entirely by renewable sources from both a technical and economic standpoint. Proponents of fossil fuels argue that the only viable method for meeting our nation’s energy needs for the foreseeable future is to tap the earth’s natural resources. But nobody ... Read More »