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Cradle of World Oil Supply, Middle East Embracing Solar Energy

  The solar photovoltaic revolution has its deepest roots in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan. These are the places where many of the key technological advances in the PV industry have occurred, and they are also the places where solar power adoption initially took off. But the world of solar is changing fast, and the world of energy…

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Across the United States rooftop solar power is reaching grid parity

EarthTalk: Rooftop Solar Reaches Grid Parity

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the price of getting solar panels installed on a home is lower than ever, but has it gotten to the point anywhere in the U.S. where it’s actually cheaper than traditional grid power yet? –Lester Milstein, Boston,…

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Micro solar inverters help make solar a viable option

Three Innovations That Will Make Solar Power Easier and More Affordable

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon Solar power as we know it has been around for almost a century. Many people believe that it’s still the same basic technology that helped power early spacecraft and the White House in the 1970’s. But advancements over the past 10 years have brought solar to the cutting edge with new investment and an emphasis…

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