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DIY solar pros and cons; not what a good deal MIGHT seem.

If you do any reading about the solar energy industry you will likely find one of several ads about DIY solar: “Get your solar all on your own!”, “Construct your own solar panels”, “Go green and go there yourself!” and so on and so forth. It certainly sounds nice, after all who wouldn’t love to […]

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The cost of PV could DECREASE 40 percent by 2015

A newly released report by the global consulting and management firm McKinsey & Company has predicted that cost of the average commercial PV system could go down as much as 40 percent by the year 2015, and ultimately by 30 percent in 2020, and Sun Source Solar Brokers couldn’t be more happy for our customers! […]

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Noise pollution INCREASES solar panel efficiency!

Here at Sun Source Solar Brokers, part of living in America is, to put it frankly, having to waste time doing things that seem pretty boring. Waiting in traffic or at the crash register, walking around a department store, camping out at an airport. Whatever it is that you have to deal with, there’s one […]

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Solar NET METERING. Win or lose for Colorado?

Sun Source Solar Brokers here with an important ruling by the Colorado Public Utilities commission came down Wednesday about solar net metering.  Here’s the pros and cons on both sides of net metering.  We think the market will all-ways have it’s fits and starts, and the momentous net metering turbulence is an exact indication that […]

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Solar brokered VIRTUAL net metering coming soon!

Hi everyone,  Jennifer Coleman here with Sun Source Solar Brokers; helping consumers make informed decisions about solar purchases with the help of a solar brokering agent. Here’s what’s new By the time 2014 rolled around New Hampshire had allowed its residents to gain credit for their utility bills from solar energy, and this was without […]

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Predictions for rooftop solar POWER in 2014.

1. Initiatives towards net metering will be successful in the larger states but unsuccessful in the smaller states. SEIA and Vote Solar have worked tirelessly to make a difference, but ultimately it comes down to those voters that have solar, or want more. Because of this it’s the states with the largest constituency of solar […]

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What is a MICRO INVERTER? Small but powerful.

A microinverter is a miniature inverter (15” x 10” x 1.5” @ approximately 3 lbs.) that takes the output received from the solar panel and converts it into the electricity that you need. A solar panel generates direct current power as it receives rays of sunlight, but the common grid of electricity utilizes alternating current […]

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Why Solar Installation Costs are HIGHER in Germany.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has identified several areas where solar costs could potentially be brought down.   The majority of the costs of solar energy installation go towards expenses, tools, and resources besides the solar panels themselves. 2011 saw solar panel installers for residences pay slightly over $1.80 per war for solar panels in either Germany […]

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Why More Solar Companies Must LITERALLY Fail.

Many solar manufacturing companies, like Suntech are struggling to make the sales and business that they need, but what many don’t know is that hundreds of these companies will have to die for the industry to move forward. New innovations and inventions are required for the solar industry to keep up with the fossil fuel […]

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Solar technology VERSES fossil fuel. Why dinosaurs are still cheaper.

Cheaper power technologies, and technologies that are easier to make, are constantly being sought after by solar manufacturers.  For all the reductions in cost, solar power is still more expensive than fossil fuel. Why This is Important The number of solar panel installations is growing, but because of the excessive supply in relation to meager […]

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