EnergySage and Santa Cruz Create Clear Path to Solar in California

graphic2_dayDan Iuster’s house looks completely ordinary from the outside. He has solar panels on his roof, but in Santa Cruz that’s not uncommon. What you don’t see when you just look at the Dan’s house is that it’s the culmination of a successful public private partnership that is putting home solar energy systems within the reach of average residents of Santa Cruz. Continue reading

Project Sunroof? Better Late than Never, Google!

States We Are In 5Google launched Project Sunroof today, a new website that allows homeowners to receive an estimate of how much they could save by switching to solar for their home’s energy needs. We’re glad to see such an industry titan join the solar tech revolution, though admittedly this is a feature we added to our platform nearly two years ago. Continue reading

New Report From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Incorporates EnergySage Marketplace Data

ES_News-blog3pngThe Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) — a leading research center propelled by the motto “Bringing science solutions to the world” released its eighth Tracking the Sun report today. EnergySage’s solar marketplace data was included for the first time in this report, and is part of the Lab’s ongoing efforts to include new sources of relevant industry information. Continue reading

The Top 5 States for Rising Electricity Costs

Measuring_Cost_Of_Energy_BlogSizeDid you know that the electricity rates that your utility charges increase every year?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average electricity price for an American household increased nearly 3% between 2013 to 2014. This can vary significantly based on which state you live. The average annual increase can be between 1% and 6%.
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The Next Big Hurdle in Urban Agriculture: What do Cannabis Growers, Long Terms Space Travel and the Future of Urban Food All Have in Common? Solar Power!

solar fights electricWhat does growing cannabis in Colorado, greens in South Korea, and sustaining life in space all have in common? While it may sound like the setup to a bad joke, all three are actually related to the future of modern agriculture. Indoor agriculture enables individuals to control all of the variables that go into farming, but it also means that the farmer has to recreate all of the natural conditions on earth — from the soil in the earth to the sun in the sky. Solar power can and will play a big part in making this all achievable. Continue reading