The Solar Current

How "Green" are Solar Panels?

By Kate Whitney | 13 July 2017

Solar power has long been hailed as a promising form of clean energy, but many consumers are unaware of the pollution and waste created by the process[..]

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What Does the Future Look Like For Renewables?

By Teddy Kahn | 11 July 2017


The future of energy is a highly debated subject. One thing hard to deny is the inevitable demise of fossil fuels. Political, economic and social[..]

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What to Consider Before Going Off-the-Grid

By Kate Whitney | 06 July 2017

Independence from the electrical grid may sound like an attractive idea to some homeowners - the potential for positive environmental effects, greater[..]

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New York Solar Incentives are Running Out Soon

By Siena Hacker | 30 June 2017

Thanks to its progressive policies, New York ranked tenth in the country for cumulative solar installed last year. In 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s[..]

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With Potential Solar Prices Increasing, Trump is Accelerating the Adoption of Solar

By Teddy Kahn | 27 June 2017

At a glance:

  • Suniva, a U.S. based solar panel manufacturer, filed a product dumping complaint with the International Trade Commision in April 2017.
  • [..]
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Massachusetts’ Best Solar Incentive is Expiring Soon

By Siena Hacker | 23 June 2017

Massachusetts has one of the best solar incentive programs in the country: the SREC II Program. Along with the 30% federal investment tax credit and[..]

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It's Time to Consider Going Solar in Washington D.C.

By Teddy Kahn | 14 June 2017

DC has become one of the most attractive areas to go solar. Here’s why: Washington DC has experienced a sustained SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credit)[..]

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California Senator Wants to Require Solar Installations on All New Roofs

By Siena Hacker | 13 June 2017

Scott Wiener, a recently elected California State Senator, is on a mission to make the state the first in the country to mandate solar installation on[..]

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Home Battery Backup Main Event - sonnenBatterie vs. LG

By Siena Hacker | 12 June 2017

We recently wrote an article comparing sonnen’s Eco and Teslas’s Powerwall 2, but now we’re going to see how the Eco stacks up against the new battery[..]

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Monocrystalline Solar Panels vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels

By Siena Hacker | 09 June 2017

Over six decades ago, New Jersey scientists announced their invention of a practical silicon solar panel. Solar panels have come a long way since then,[..]

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