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Why Solar Panels Are Suddenly Sprouting On Everyone’s Roofs

Have you noticed a lot more solar panels on homes recently? While an increase in solar panel installations can partly be explained by pointing out that people are more aware of energy conservation issues and want to save money, there’s a much simpler reason why there are more panels on roofs all of a sudden: they’re now super cheap, and aspiring solar panel owners don’t have to pay for the panels or their installation up front anymore. [More]

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IKEA Selling Solar Panels To People Who’ve Run Out Of Tongue-Twisting Furniture To Buy

You’ve got the Fjell this and the Hemnes that — what’s an IKEA-loving customer to do when your home has been decked out in wall-to-wall Swedish furniture bearing unpronounceable names? Well, there’s always the pesky task of powering your dwelling, something that can’t be done with a flat-pack dresser. That’s why IKEA is getting into the energy business, offering solar panels for sale to British customers. [More]

Beware Solar Panel Scams

Beware Solar Panel Scams

Contractors are banging on homeowners doors, promising huge savings for installing solar panels on their roofs. But after they’re installed and the customer has paid out big money, the panels have failed to produce a single kilowatt of energy and the salesmen have evaporated. [More]

New Law Says Pentagon Must Buy American Solar Panels

New Law Says Pentagon Must Buy American Solar Panels

Sorry, Chinese solar panel salesmen, your days of racking up commissions from sales to the American military are over, because a new federal law forbids the Pentagon from buying non-American panels. [More]