14 Mar '12, 2pm

Solar power to the people: Rooftop solar power is a luxury, but a nonprofit called GRID Alternatives is trying t...

Solar power to the people: Rooftop solar power is a luxury, but a nonprofit called GRID Alternatives is trying t...

The reason, of course, is that the upfront costs of rooftop solar are high and the complexity of installing panels is daunting to many people. To overcome the financial hurdles, GRID Alternatives takes advantage of a program known as Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) that it manages for the state of California. Financed by utilities Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric, SASH provides fully or highly subsidized solar systems to qualified low-income homeowners. Then, once the money’s lined up, GRID Alternatives does everything a for-profit solar contractor would do–the paperwork, the arrangements requiredto connect to the utility, installation, the warranty and maintenance.

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/2012/03/14/solar-power-to-the-...

Tweets

Solar power brought to Maui's King's Cathedral: A recent report revealed that solar energy production across the...

Solar power brought to Maui's King's Cathedral:...

getsolar.com 16 Mar '12, 12am

Solar power brought to Maui's King's Cathedral Thursday, March 15th 2012 5:34 PM By GetSolar Staff. A recent report reveal...

Concentrating Solar Power Alliance Launched: Fi...

cleantechnica.com 12 Mar '12, 1pm

Last week, Abengoa, BrightSource Energy, and Torresol Energy (some of the world’s top concentrating solar power companies)...

For Cheap Solar, Look to Laws, Not Labs:

In the next few years, solar industry experts say it is not novel technology but rather old-fashioned economic incentives ...

Solar Storms Could Disrupt Power Grid

ecogeek.org 08 Mar '12, 4pm

Geomagnetic storms are triggered by the solar wind of charged particles from a solar eruption which create fields that int...

How Nanotech Will Transform the Solar Industry

solarfeeds.com 12 Mar '12, 4pm

Solar energy, as a means of sustainable and clean energy, is fast gaining ground as more people realize the need to search...

New Solar Power Charts

New Solar Power Charts

cleantechnica.com 09 Mar '12, 3pm

yesterday on its website, charts which Shayle Kann presented at the SolarTech Solar Leadership Summit in San Jose, Califor...

GE Wants Rooftop Solar @ $4/Watt by 2012 $GE | Solar Feeds

GE Wants Rooftop Solar @ $4/Watt by 2012 $GE | ...

solarfeeds.com 10 Mar '12, 8pm

GE Wants Rooftop Solar @ $4/Watt by 2012 $GE 11/04/2011 from Cleanenergyauthority.com Tweet General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) ...

Dot Earth Blog: Postcard from a Solar Rooftop

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 08 Mar '12, 3pm

In this picture I’m standing on the roof of People’s Grocery in Oakland, Calif. with Nikki Henderson, the executive direct...

Space-Based Solar Power

Space-Based Solar Power

theoildrum.com 21 Mar '12, 3pm

Let’s do our own quick analysis. A standard rooftop panel delivers about 10 W per kilogram of mass (slightly better than t...

Does Storing Solar Electric Power as Hot Water Make Sense?

Does Storing Solar Electric Power as Hot Water ...

treehugger.com 09 Mar '12, 12pm

Back in 2009, Lloyd argued that solar hot water should be much more of a priority than solar electric (PV) . The reason fo...

Rooftop revolution: How to get solar onto 100 million U.S. homes, by @drgrist

Rooftop revolution: How to get solar onto 100 m...

grist.org 06 Mar '12, 5pm

Nearly 100 million Americans could install over 60,000 megawatts of solar at less than grid prices – without subsidies – b...

A Brief History of Everything Solar

A Brief History of Everything Solar

cleantechnica.com 21 Mar '12, 10pm

Chapin had for several years been experimenting with selenium-based solar cells but was unable to achieve an efficiency ab...

NBA's Pheonix Suns Get 966 Solar Panels & Other Solar Power Project News (7

NBA's Pheonix Suns Get 966 Solar Panels & Other...

cleantechnica.com 09 Mar '12, 5pm

NRG Energy announced this week [PDF] that it has completed the first two solar energy projects in Haiti it committed to th...

Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One: The Solar Power Plant That Could: Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1), an...

Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One: The Solar Powe...

greentechmedia.com 05 Mar '12, 5pm

Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) , an enormous 230-megawatt (AC) solar power plant, continues to rise from the dese...

Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

straitstimes.com 07 Mar '12, 11pm

The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that c...