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PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]

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    Homeowners Say It’s Too Expensive to Go Solar. Can You Lower the Costs?

    Homeowners Say It’s Too Expensive to Go Solar. Can You Lower the Costs?

    Key Findings 79% of survey respondents have experienced financial stress due to their electricity bill 42% of survey respondents have considered installing solar panels 60% of survey respondents agree that solar panels are too expensive  41% of survey respondents have never heard of community solar 33% of homeowners have heard of community solar, but don’t […]

    Top 8 Common Solar Panel Myths Debunked

    Top 8 Common Solar Panel Myths Debunked

    If you’ve ever talked to a group of people about solar panels, you’ve probably heard a lot of strong opinions. But it seems a lot of what people think they know about solar panels isn’t true. Solar panel technology first materialized in the 1950s and has significantly advanced since then. While technology continues to improve, […]

    3 Things Your Solar Panel Company Won’t Tell You 

    3 Things Your Solar Panel Company Won’t Tell You 

    As residential solar increases in popularity, so does the prevalence of inexperienced solar companies.  When solar companies cut corners, you suffer. Poor customer service, misleading warranties or uneducated salespeople can quickly turn your solar installation process sour.  While there are plenty of reputable solar companies out there, staying informed can help you avoid scams and […]

    Community Solar Vs. Solar Co-Ops: Which Is Right For You?

    Community Solar Vs. Solar Co-Ops: Which Is Right For You?

    In a recent study from EcoWatch of 1,000 U.S. homeowners, 60% of respondents agreed that solar panels are too expensive. The cost was also the number one reason homeowners decided not to install solar panels. While many homeowners agree that the potential long-term energy savings are worth the investment in solar, there’s no denying that […]

    Top 24 Solar Energy Statistics for 2022 

    Top 24 Solar Energy Statistics for 2022 

    The landscape of the solar industry is changing rapidly. Amid supply chain constraints, political battles and groundbreaking legislation, solar continues to gain popularity in the U.S.   To celebrate how far the industry has come, and has still to go, here are our top solar energy statistics, fully updated for 2022. Jump To: Solar Potential | […]

    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    A Climate Change Resource Guide for Elementary School Teachers (2022)

    Lesson plans to teach the next generation how to make a difference. Most children are already aware of the adverse effects of climate change. Research shows that children are even anxious about it.1  As a teacher, you have a responsibility to teach the next generation about what’s happening, as well as what they can do […]

    Your Guide to Upcycling Everyday Household Items

    Your Guide to Upcycling Everyday Household Items

    It’s time to turn your trash into your treasure. You can sort your recycling all you want, but the sad reality is that more than 146 million tons of trash end up in landfills every year, with the average American contributing roughly five pounds of trash every day.1 There’s no sugarcoating it — the state […]

    Top 25 Nature Conservation Facts of 2022

    Top 25 Nature Conservation Facts of 2022

    Nature provides us with countless services, supplying us with fresh water, clean air, food, medicine, energy and above all, life itself. Ecosystem services contribute an estimated $125 trillion to $140 trillion a year to the world’s economy — nearly 7 times the GDP of the U.S.1 But ultimately, natural resources are so fundamental to our […]