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Nevada solar and increased portfolio standard

Nevada’s Most Recent Renewable Energy Bill

Each state's renewable portfolio standard plays a large role in whether it is a good place for solar. These standards encourage utilities to incentivize renewables....
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How Solar Influences Utah’s 2019 Environmental Progress

Utah Valley pollution continually increases. This, however, doesn't need to be the case. Utah is starting to make some environmental changes and you can too,...
NV Energy solar and storage incentives

Simplifying the Solar Generations Program

NV Energy customers have a unique opportunity to increase their solar savings. However, their incentive requirement PDF is a daunting 48-page leviathan of valuable, but...
Utah's state solar tax credit

The State-based Solar Tax Credit in 2019 and Beyond

The fight for power within the electric industry is real. In 2017, Rocky Mountain Power, Utah's largest electric utility, proposed a change to its Utah...
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Why Backyard Solar Panels Make Sense

Not every San Antonio home qualifies for solar, but that doesn’t mean your yard won’t. If rooftop solar isn’t a good fit for your home,...
solar customization solar myths in Utah

What Custom Utah Solar Looks Like

Something resonates deep inside when we hear the word "custom." Everyone loves the idea of being unique and having a product fit their needs perfectly....
solar panel types

Solar Panel Types and Purposes

Solar is an expanding industry. While there is still lots of research going into the types of solar panels on the market today, there is...
solar tax credit form 5695

How to File Your Federal Solar Tax Credit

Getting solar for your home is great, but it is even better with the federal solar tax credit, also known as that Investment Tax Credit...
San Antonio solar shades and solar panels

San Antonio Solar Shades: Maximizing Their Use

Solar shades are a great addition to any San Antonio home. They allow you to block heat while still enjoying the view. The best part...
Utah solar installs - how they're changing

2019 Utah Solar Panels Facts

Utah is a great place to have solar panels, especially in 2019 (before the ITC will be prorated in 2020). This is because there are...
Residential Vs. Portable solar

Portable Solar Panels and Generators vs. in-Home Solar Options

The best way to charge your portable solar battery depends on how you want to use it. A portable solar panel will charge Goal Zero's...
how much solar power do I need

How Much Solar Do I Need, & What’s Available?

How much solar you need for your home is actually a far more complicated question than you might think. There are a plethora of variables...

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