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As posted on NBC- "The explosive growth of solar power -- a new rooftop system was installed every four minutes in 2013 -- has utility companies pushing in several states to scale back what they call unfair rate advantages that solar users have long received. 

So an article came out this week regarding a study in Austin Texas that got bloggers all excited to repeat it without reading all the content in regards to west facing produces more electricity than a south facing roof........ Wrong! It hedges against "Peak Utility Demand" which could save more money for a customer that is "time of day" billed only during the summer months. South still makes more kWh's on a annual basis by 20% more or so. West facing summer arrays help the utilities more as it hedges the demand on the utility lines. 

wKaul MN503 S Spring has been an amazing time for us here at Able Energy. We have had the opportunity to meet so many great people looking for a solar investment and to reduce their carbon footprint. We have developed relationships with several manufacturers, and Able’s President, Mike Harvey and myself, Sales Manager, Kris Sipe, had the opportunity to travel to China and spend time with our wonderful solar manufacturer, Renesola (as well as sing a little karaoke).

Commercial Solar MNThose solar panels on top of your roof aren't just providing clean power; they are cooling your house and/or workplace, too, according to a team of researchers led by Jan Kleissl, a professor of environmental engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

With so many different types of products on the market today for the solar electric (PV) industry, selecting the right module or inverter can be the difference between a successful system and a failed one. With the fast growth of the U.S. market and other parts of the world, the PV market has almost overnight has hundreds of companies to choose from when selecting product. Being that longevity is one goal in providing an extended return of investment (ROI) for projects, it is important to select the products from companies that you can trust who will be around for awhile.