New Solar Tariff May Hurt U.S. Industry

New Solar Tariff May Hurt U.S. Industry

The new solar tariff may hurt U.S. industry.  On January 22, 2018, USA Today took the view that the recent tariff to be imposed by the US government on imported solar panels will likely hurt the solar industry. "In the biggest blow he’s dealt to the renewable energy...

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NY Provides Strong Leadership in the Shift to Solar Energy

NY provides strong leadership in the shift to solar energy,  With its history of success (800% increase in solar between 2011 and 2016) NY is starting strong in 2018 with a number of new initiatives and statewide partnerships.  As a result, the New York State...

Solar Energy Research Drives Innovation

Solar energy research drives innovation that drives efforts to seek ever more efficient means to utilize the power of the sun to support both homes and businesses across the globe.  If you are considering a solar energy installation on your home or business, you need...

Solar Energy Facts

The solar energy facts published by the US Department of Energy indicate that solar power is more affordable, accessible and prevalent in the US than ever before. Since 2008, solar installations in the US have grown seventeen-fold from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an...

Determine Your Solar Energy Potential

If you are considering "going solar" you will want to know more about how to calculate your potential energy savings and how to determine your solar energy potential.  You will first want to contact a qualified solar installer with a proven track record, a company...

The Basic Fundamentals of Solar Energy

To understand the basic fundamentals of solar energy, one should start with the obvious:  Solar energy relies on an abundant source of essentially free power that meets our planet's energy needs with minimal impact on the environment. According to the US Department of...

French Commitment to Solar Energy

The French commitment to solar energy has recently been highlight by the online news resource, PV Tech, as well as on the website of EDF Group, a utility giant in France and elsewhere in Europe.  Just to translate the EDF Group's significance in terms of global energy...

Exciting Solar Panel Innovations

Exciting Solar Panel Innovations Before talking about exciting solar panel innovations, it is first necessary to understand the basics of solar energy production.  You need to be aware of how photovoltaic panels, the cornerstone of solar energy production, generate...

Changing U.S. Housing Trends

How to address changing U.S. housing trends is the subject of a new exhibition entitled "Housing for a Changing America" now on display at the the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  For those who may not have heard of this museum, it was created by Congress...

The Unlimited Potential of Solar Energy

The Unlimited Potential of Solar Energy Even though all life on earth is supported by the sun, we tend to take this amazing resource for granted, one that we don't think too much about.  We probably learned in school that the sun is really a star that radiates energy...

Global Trends in Solar Energy

Global Trends in Solar Energy Global trends in solar energy indicate a critical need to provide renewable and reliable energy to the world's poor.  According to a 2010 article in The Economist, 1.5 billion people, or more than a fifth of the world's population,...

The Future of Solar Energy in New York City

Level Solar Goes Out of Business In late September, the news of Level Solar going out of business first started spreading. Formerly known as Elevate Solar Inc, Level Solar was incorporated in 2013 and was based in New York, New York with operations in Long Island, New...

FAQ: Effects of Snow on SunPower Solar Panels

We all know how brutal New York winters can be. Thankfully, your SunPower solar system was designed to brave extreme climate conditions, so you don't have to worry about their performance when the snow starts to fall. Over the last 30 years, SunPower panels have found...

Team Venture Solar Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

On Sunday, October 15, our team joined thousands of New Yorkers in American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We are proud and honored to have been a part of such an inspiring initiative, where people of the city united and walked together...

Solar Power Implications for Puerto Rico

Solar Power Implications for Puerto Rico The solar power implications for Puerto Rico are significant as the island struggles with rebuilding after its most recent hurricane.  According to ABC News, two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, only...

New York Solar Map

Last week the Venture Home Solar blog featured information regarding the leadership CUNY is providing for the 2014 Resilient Solar Project, a 3-year initiative to develop a pathway for greater deployment of resilient solar power in New York state.  Working in concert...

Improving Solar Energy Storage Capacity

Improving Solar Energy Storage Capacity  Improving solar energy storage capacity is a critical need for the US both now and in the future.  In a Forbes magazine article published April 1, 2016, author Greg Satell creates a case for Why Energy Storage May be the Most...

Assessing Your Solar Potential

Assessing Your Solar Potential Assessing your solar potential is a critical first step if you are considering installing a solar energy system in your New York home or business.  The amount of power generated by a solar energy system at a particular site depends on...

New York City is Going Solar

Accessing Your Solar Potential Want to join the greatest city in the world in going solar? Assessing your solar potential is a critical first step if you are considering installing a solar energy system in your New York home or business. The amount of power generated...

New York State Energy Plan

The New York State Energy Plan The New York State Energy Plan is a roadmap designed to create a viable, long term energy system for all New Yorkers. Recognizing that conflicting policies and overlapping areas of jurisdiction impede progress, the Plan coordinates every...