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The Meteoric Rise of Solar, Through the Lens of Building Permit Data
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The Meteoric Rise of Solar, Through the Lens of Building Permit Data

A new study from contractor site BuildZoom takes a deep dive into more than 75... Read more

Powervault Home Energy Storage Raises Over $1 Million in Crowdfunding
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Powervault Home Energy Storage Raises Over $1 Million in Crowdfunding

The London-based firm Powervault raised over $1,000,000 in a crowdfunding campaign... Read more

Many Home Efficiency Upgrades Don't Pay Off, Study Says
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Many Home Efficiency Upgrades Don't Pay Off, Study Says

A University of Chicago study found savings estimates for home efficiency upgrades... Read more

Off-Grid Solar-and-Battery Systems: A Double-Edged Sword
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Off-Grid Solar-and-Battery Systems: A Double-Edged Sword

Off-grid homeowners face some unique issues. Here are five of them. Read more

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6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape 6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape

Tesla's home battery, the Powerwall, could radically change the energy landscape. Inhabitat guest author Maria Ramos shares six predictions for how the product could disrupt the marketplace. Read more

The Sunflower-Inspired Solar PV System
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The Sunflower-Inspired Solar PV System

An Austrian firm creates a solar PV system that bends to face the sun, effectively... Read more

KB Home Meets California's Water Challenges Head On
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KB Home Meets California's Water Challenges Head On

Although KB Home is known for its innovative approach to energy-efficient home... Read more

Solar PV Costs to Fall Another 25% in Three Years
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Solar PV Costs to Fall Another 25% in Three Years

One of the biggest roadblocks to installing solar on a new home is finding the... Read more

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Sun Kings: The Top 16 U.S. Cities For Solar Power Sun Kings: The Top 16 U.S. Cities For Solar Power

Forbes' William Pentland looks at a recent report from Environment America that ranks the 65 largest U.S. cities based on the total amount of solar photovoltaic capacity found within the city limits. Read more

‘Always On’ Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions
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‘Always On’ Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council pegs the loss from these... Read more

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