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Germans Encouraged to Roof Carports with Solar Panels

August 13th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Carports and garages are both perfectly serviceable structures to protect your car. We’re talking about carports here, though, so we’re just going to mention that they’re cheap, easy to build, and have great air circulation. There’s one more advantage to a German carport – it’s incredibly simple to roof it over with solar panels and let solar energy pay for the carport


Are You Taking Advantage of the Sun on This Summer Solstice?

June 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

On this 2011 summer solstice (the longest day of the year) in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought I'd break out of my normal, obsessive news coverage and commentary tendency to step back and reflect a little more than usual. Here on CleanTechnica, that means reflecting on the clear benefits of solar energy and the clear question I think anyone not yet hooked up to solar could be asking themselves, reflecting on today


Go Solar in San Francisco!… How Much Does it Cost?

May 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Are you in San Francisco and want to know more about the possibility of going solar? A good, comprehensive post on a solar site I follow, CalFinder Home Solar, recently detailed how much it costs to go solar in San Francisco. It singled out San Francisco for some clear reasons -- there's a lot of interest in solar power there and the city has some of the best rebates and incentives in the country.


Feinstein Expands 30% Solar Tax Credit to Include Public Swimming Pools

December 26th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

When the 30% tax credits as cash grants were instituted with the American Recovery Act, I was doing solar estimates for a small start-up in California. I was surprised to find that the 30% tax credit (available as a cash grant for businesses) for solar, was applicable to solar thermal only if it was not used for swimming pools


California Solar Initiative Had Most MW Applications in a Day Ever

February 28th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

On Monday, February 9th 2009, California received 11 Megawatts worth of Non-Residential Reservation Requests for installations from California businesses. This is the highest MW total in one day that PG&E has seen in the rebates it administers for the California Solar Incentives program



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