FREEING ENERGY

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Solar

 Solar is the secret power behind the clean, local energy revolution. Solar’s secret? It’s a technology, not a fuel.

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The 6 best resources to get started in solar

The advantages are no longer just about going green, as solar will be cheaper for nearly everyone over time. Outlined below are some of the best resources to help answer your questions about solar energy and find the right solar installer for your needs.

Introducing our Myths of Solar series

Solar needs subsidies to survive. Solar energy is diffuse and requires too much land. Rooftop solar will raise prices on low-income families. Retired solar panels

The inevitability of a solar powered future

There are few more important questions for the 21st century than how we will power our electric grids. Literally trillions of dollars and are at stake, and possibly even the future of the planet. It’s a good bet that wind and solar will make up the majority of the future grid. But, wind and solar are not the same. Wind turbines benefit from economies of scale. As they get bigger, their costs go down; but only up to a point. By comparison, solar’s cost declines are driven by something even more powerful, economies of volume – the more you make of something, the cheaper it gets.

Montage of solar, wind, nuclear, natural gas and coal energy

What is the best way to make electricity?

Coal, nuclear, wind, solar, or natural gas? What criteria should we use when comparing various types of electricity generation, and which one comes out on top?

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