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Solar industry expected to more than double in size by 2023

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It’s a question that many think about when charting their career path: Where do you want to be in five years? For the solar industry, it’s already projected where it’s going to be in 2023. The Solar Energy Industries Association released its 2018 third-quarter report, and it projects photovoltatic capacity to more than double over…

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Solar panels and snow, and what you can do to keep them clean

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In Power Home Solar’s northernmost markets in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, snow is a fact of life in winter. But Mother Nature’s big white blanket is not the best thing for solar production, as snow cover on your panels can prevent your array from producing energy. What are customers to do in these cases? There…

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Duke Energy Progress customers face another sizable increase to power bills

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Duke Energy Progress rates for electricity are on the rise again, as the average residential customer in North Carolina will see a $5 increase in his/her power bill that’s expected to go into effect Dec. 1 for rising fuel and renewable energy costs. Citing a Duke spokesperson, the Charlotte Business Journal reports that the average…

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