How soon will an investment in solar panels payoff?

Housing industry experts say that solar panels will become a more common fixture on new homes in the U.S. as installation costs fall and their benefits become more widely known. The industry is keeping a very keen watch on California, which has already mandated their installation on most new homes, the first U.S. state to

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Virtual power plants to become the next hot housing amenity

Solar powered systems and batteries are set to become one of the hottest housing amenities in both residential and commercial properties. Experts say that recent advances in these technologies have led to lower costs, and that means they’ll soon become a must have for both homeowners and companies alike. Looking to cash in on the

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California’s solar power requirement for new homes comes into effect

California now requires all newly constructed homes and low-rise apartment buildings to be equipped with rooftop solar panels, following a new law that came into effect January 1. It’s the first state in the U.S. to introduce such a regulation, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Under the new law, homes are also required to have

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Solar power savings vary greatly according to where you live

Homeowners with solar panels and solar battery storage installed in their homes save an average of $1,075 annually, amounting to around 67% of their electricity bills, a new study by home energy firm Sense has found. That’s a tidy amount, but homeowners’ savings can vary wildly depending on which part of the U.S. they live

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California set to vote on solar power requirement for new homes

California is said to be on the cusp of making solar power a standard requirement for every new home built in the state.

It’s never been easier to buy a solar-powered home

Many consumers looking to purchase a home are unaware of a new solar program that allows them to bundle solar into their mortgage during their home purchase.

Babcock Ranch, Florida, to become world’s first solar-powered town

A real estate development firm from Florida is hoping to create the world’s first town that runs completely on solar power. Kitson & Partners said the development will, once completed, become the world’s first solar-powered town.

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?

Passive Solar Home Design Tips

The traditional house is typically built on a rectangular foundation, has windows evenly distributed on all four sides, and is topped with an asphalt shingle roof.

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