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Efficiency Times Two

This cohousing duplex in Washington State generates enough solar energy for two families, plus their electric cars.

BELLINGHAM-BASED design/build firm TC Legend Homes loves to build overachieving homes. The firm’s latest project features a 9.9-kW PV array, which not only produces enough solar electricity to meet its own energy needs, but will produce surplus power to charge two electric cars. Nicknamed the Power House, the home has earned a HERS Index score of -15. It is the first of its kind in Whatcom County.

SunPower President and CEO Tom Werner on Congressional Approval of Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Extension

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The following statement is from Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO, on congressional approval of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) extension:

VIDEO: Something About Energy

California teen performs his passionate slam poem about caring for the Earth and fighting climate change by using clean solar energy
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Abel H., 16, performed his original poem "Something About Energy" at the University of California, Davis, on the site of the largest solar power plant of its kind operating on a U.S. university campus.

By the end of 2015, SunPower solar panels installed around the world will have generated more than 32 billion kilowatt hours of emissions-free energy, enough to power more than 3 million homes annually.

First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo and More

Green Builder Media's November 12, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter

First Solar Electric Freight Vessel Delivers Its Cargo As predicted by the Celestia Project, solar-assisted freight vehicles have now become a reality.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

Find out how to correctly figure out how much home solar might cost you.

One of the first questions someone interested in solar asks is, “How much do solar panels cost?” but it’s important to know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to estimating the cost of installing a home solar system.

Installing Home Solar Panels in Seven Steps

A look at the home solar installation process
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SunPower created this infographic to help explain the home solar panel installation process. To see the full graphic, visit our blog.

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Solar Power Pros and Cons: 10 Myths Debunked


Though solar energy systems are being installed on more homes and businesses than ever, many people have misconceptions about it. Check out the full blog post here for the following 10 solar myths, debunked: 

1. Solar is a new unproven technology.

2. Solar only works in sunny, warm climates.

3.  Solar is too expensive.

His Scoutmaster Lost His Home, Inspiring This Aspiring Eagle Scout to Bring Light to a Tent City for the Homeless


Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Joseph Strawn. Read his story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

Ever since he was a 5-year-old Cub Scout, Joseph Strawn has enjoyed serving others. As Joseph worked to become a Boy Scout, his scoutmaster was there right beside him, cheering him on, motivating him to always do better.

Accenture Provides US$1.6 Million to University of Notre Dame to Help Thousands in South Africa and Uganda Access Employment

Contribution will expand co-founded CE3 program to increase livelihoods of rural Africans
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NOTRE DAME, Ind., July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing US$1.6 million to the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project – a joint initiative developed by Accenture and the university to increase the livelihoods of individuals living in rural Africa.


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