Solar Power Pays Off in These 10 Midwestern Cities



The Midwestern region of the United States may not seem like an ideal area for solar power, but there are actually quite a few cities within this region where it would be wise to invest in solar panels. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate

3 Powerful Reasons to Consider Investing in Solar Energy for your New Home



Investing in a new home means starting fresh. One of the best fresh ideas is low energy costs. In some parts of the world, the sun shines 360 days per year, and, in other parts, at least 50 percent of that time. What are we waiting for?

Home Energy Modeling and its Effect on Real Estate



These days, consumers have access to a huge amount of information through their smart phone and can research purchases before they commit to buying. But information about any energy components is still less readily available. However an article in greentechmedia.com points out that this is changing, particularly in the electricity sector due to cheaper energy […]

Clean Energy Likely to Become More Popular in the Future



A new survey has found US homeowners view green energy as being a popular resource for the future, regardless of age or political views. The survey was carried out by a solar installer and a marketing research firm and polled 1,400 homeowners about renewable energy and related topics. Half of those who took part in […]

Buyers Willing to Pay a Premium for Solar Homes



A new study which was carried out by a team of researchers led by the US Department of Energy’s Berkeley Laboratory found that buyers are willing to pay a premium for properties with solar photovoltaic energy systems. The research was called Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes, […]

Promise Energy Optimizes Tax Incentives for Solar



Promise Energy may be the harbinger of new age solar water heating in California. It offers solar energy service agreements that ensure that both state and federal tax credits are maximized. The company announced that it will initiate a novel program at the annual Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) conference, happening in LA on September 28th.

Is Greener Necessarily Cheaper?



Over the past few years there has been a global push toward green improvements. This has taken place at all levels of homeownership from construction to remodeling. While some homeowners go green for the environmental advantages many are looking for greater energy efficiency and therefore greater utility savings. But do all green improvements mean savings?

Solar Companies Donate Solar Arrays to Dallas Habitat for Humanity Homes



Several solar companies in Texas including SolarCity, Trina Solar, Solar US, SES 21, SolarTek, Schletter and Bosch Solar Energy joined with officials from the Solar Energy Industries Association to celebrate the donation of residential solar arrays which are being installed in 15 new Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity homes. Bill Hall, CEO of the Dallas […]

SolarCity and Citi Team Up to Fund Home Solar



SolarCity, America’s number one solar service provider, teams up with Citi, “America’s Greenest Bank”, in establishing a fund of $40 million in new residential solar projects for 2011. This first of their collaborations offers homeowners a unique opportunity to switch to solar.

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