Residential solar leases expanding to Utah

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Vivint Solar is now offering residential solar leases to homeowners in the State of Utah, its home state.

FEATURES


Is going solar affordable for homes & small business?

A few years ago the question 'is going solar affordable for homes and small businesses?' would have seemed like a joke.

Prepping a residential roof for solar PV

The roofing industry continues to see rooftops used as platforms for roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems and this is especially true in residential construction

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

Looking back: 2014 green building trends

The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.

Boost your energy this holiday season

Now that it’s the holiday season again, you may be worrying about planning holiday dinners, mailing greeting cards, and buying the perfect presents—all while struggling to keep up with your normal busy routine.

Use daylight to avoid getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

During winter, do you often feel sad, moody or anxious? Do you eat and sleep more? Do you lose interest in your normal activities or gain weight? If so, you may be suffering from...

Zero Energy Ready ICF home wins building awards

A coastal colonial-style home built with insulated concrete forms earned multiple awards for building excellence and performance.

Solar EV charging station designed to power with style

Fueling our vehicles with clean, unlimited renewable energy, makes sense financially, environmentally and socially.

Grow Community blooms with solar power and intergenerational design

The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.

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NEWS


Value of home solar power systems reflected in home sales prices

A typical solar photovoltaic energy system adds about $15,000 to the value of a home, according to a new study from the Lawrence Berkley Laboratory.

California ramps up solar thermal program

California has increased incentives for solar thermal heating for multifamily, commercial, and pool heating systems.

South Carolina residents have new solar power options

Duke Energy has proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

Case Study: Proud Green Home at Serenbe HVAC strategy

LG reveals their strategies behind the award-winning high performance home.

DOE adds $13 million funding to boost solar adoption

The Energy Department announced $13 million in funding to help communities across the country reduce market and policy barriers to solar deployment

Should you invest in home solar power instead of the stock market?

In 50 of America's largest cities, a home solar power system offers a better return on the stock market.

Top 10 blog posts for 2014

Take a look at the Top 10 blog posts for 2014 on ProudGreenHome.com.

How much solar power could your home generate?

As prices continue to fall for residential solar installations, there's still the question of whether a particular home site could generate enough power for an investment in solar panels to pay off.

Santa lights up winter wonderland with solar power

A Christmas display with 100,000 lights now uses solar power to spread holiday cheer for the neighborhood.

US solar power installations up 41% over last year

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year.

Lower solar prices will impact market in 2015

Solar isn’t anything new to the U.S home energy market. However, the current systems being offered by solar energy companies at such low prices is has yet to fully impact the market.

Roofing contractors embrace solar installation opportunities

With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic (PV) installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.

Geothermal HVAC helps a new home reach net zero

A new net-zero home in California relied on geothermal heating and cooling to help the builders reach the goal of generating as much electricity as the home uses.

Utility rate hikes make generating electricity at home a smart move

Annual utility rate increases lead many homeowners to consider switching to a renewable source of energy.

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