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Trees? Bad Roof? Choose ground mount

Most homeowners looking into solar get discouraged if their roof has too much shade or is not facing south. However, Ron Bird saw his shady roof as an opportunity. Rather than cutting down his beloved trees, Bird chose to get a ground mount system. Ground mount systems are fairly uncommon; about 1 in 20 solar…

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Raffle winners demonstrate EE first, then solar

Although the price of solar has dropped over the years, the up-front cost of installing a residential solar PV system — on average $7,000 to $10,000 after the federal tax credit and CPS Energy rebate — can still be prohibitive. For those looking to save money, Solar San Antonio always recommends homeowners take advantage of…

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This summer is the time to go solar

If you are thinking about putting solar on your home or business, this summer is the time to do so. The combination of incentives available and clouds on the solar horizon make this summer a key time to make the solar commitment. On the upside, CPS Energy (CPSE) currently offers a rebate of $1.60 per AC watt…

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Urge City Council to Reject New CPS Energy Solar Proposal

Now is your chance to tell City Council to reject CPS Energy’s proposed fees on solar. The utility will make the proposal at City Council’s B-Session at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11. The proposal, approved by the utility’s Board of Trustees, calls for the largest monthly fee in the nation to be charged to people who purchase…

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The Economics of a Carbon Fee

Climate change is responsible for wide-ranging and devastating environmental impacts, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events, habitat destruction, and decreased food and water supplies — all of which have negative impacts on the economy and the wellbeing of humanity. Climate change is largely caused by human activity in the form of increased greenhouse gas…