Jon Larson

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Welcome To The Residential Solar Revolution

<b>Solar upstarts like Sunnova will lease you a roof-full of panels for about the same price you pay your old-fashioned electric utility. This has the makings of a solar boom.</b><p>With the loud bang of an exploding transformer the power went out at my house last Friday night. While I think it’s good fun to …

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It Keeps Getting Cheaper To Install Solar Panels In The U.S.

Americans who want to install solar panels on their houses are having to pay less than ever before, a new report has found.<p>The installed prices for …

This 'Smart Home' Makes More Power Than It Consumes

In Utah’s dry, arid desert climate, a new house yesterday was turned “on.” The builders of this house claim it will be the first of its kind for this climate: a smart home that produces more energy than it consumes—and at a price comparable to traditional homes.<p>Named the “Zero Home,” it comes …

Renewables projected to overtake natural gas as world's second-largest power source

International Energy Agency says growth in clean electricity is a positive sign, but urges industrialized nations to do more<p>Electricity generated from renewable energy is expected to grow by 40 percent over the next five years, and may surpass natural gas to become the world's second-largest power …

All of the US energy capacity added in March was solar—all 44 megawatts

For all the talk of a natural gas boom, it takes time to build multibillion-dollar power plants to take advantage of the current glut of cheap fuel. Case in point: In March, the US added a whopping—wait for it—44 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generating capacity, according to the Federal Energy …

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