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June 18, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Solar IQ

How much do you know about solar power? Test your knowledge with our solar IQ quiz!

June 17, 2015
You Don’t Need to Raise the Roof: Cutting Solar Permitting Costs for Wooden Rooftops

A new report from Sandia National Laboratory suggests that one hurdle to installing solar on wooden rooftops--a structural engineering analysis--may be addressed with data showing the strength of comparable rooftops.

April 22, 2015
#MySmallAct: Clean Energy Leaders Inspire Others on Earth Day -- and Every Day

Meet some of the inspirational individuals who do small acts day in and day out that make our clean energy future a reality.

March 16, 2015
There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje
Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes

Like site-built homes, new manufactured homes (formerly known as mobile homes) can be designed for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

March 3, 2015
Quiz: Know Your Power Plants

Think you know where coal, solar and other power plants are located around the country? Test your knowledge with our power plants quiz!

March 2, 2015
Solar water heaters are more efficient the gas or electric heaters. | Chart credit ENERGY STAR
Estimating the Cost and Energy Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater

Could a solar water heater save you money in the long run? Do the math and find out.

February 27, 2015
Quiz: Know Your Power Plant
January 30, 2015
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MAP: Watch 30 Years of U.S. Solar Industry Growth

Over the last 30 years, the U.S. has seen expansive growth in our Solar Industry. Check out our map to watch this happen.

January 29, 2015
Solar demand in the U.S. is growing, and U.S. solar manufacturing is rising to meet the challenge.| Graphic courtesy of SunShot.
U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

U.S. solar manufacturing is rising to meet the demands of a growing solar market.

January 29, 2015
Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today.