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    What to Know about California’s New Solar Mandate for 2020
    Guest Post by Kayla Matthews In December, California became the first state to require new homes to be solar powered. Homes built after 2019 will now be built with energy efficiency in mind. Here are some things you should kn...
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    23 Simple Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly in the Kitchen
    From grocery shopping to food preparation and cleaning to decor, you can go green in the kitchen in a variety of painless, inexpensive ways and make the heart of your home more sustainable. Not only will implementing these mi...
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    Solar Giant Sungevity Is Back in Business
    Founded in 2007 by Danny Kennedy, Andrew Birch, and Alec Guettel, Sungevity was a solar company originally based in Oakland, California. Sungevity set itself apart in the solar industry by developing and utilizing a proprieta...
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    My Vivint Solar Installation: A Post-Install Retrospective
    Am I allowed to make this just a very long review of my Vivint Solar installation experience? I want to believe, as a blogger here at, that I have the right to exercise that privilege. If you've been followin...
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    My Vivint Solar Installation: 7 Things to Expect
    So my Vivint Solar installation has finally arrived! If you've read my previous post, "Vivint Solar Review: 5 Unexpected Questions From My Pre-Installation Experience", you know that the blessed event has been a long time com...
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    How to Choose a Solar Company: 4 Questions to Ask
    Solar has never been easier to get installed on your roof. Thanks to breakthroughs in how to finance these, let's admit it, costly installations, solar is no longer within reach of only those wealthy enough to pay out of pock...
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    Vivint Solar Review: 5 Unexpected Questions from My Pre-Installation Experience
    So a Vivint Solar guy shows up on my doorstep. He introduces himself — we'll call him John — and, as with most salespeople, I have my guard up. But I have to admit: Ever since doing a series of articles on the vir...
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    How Much Do Solar Panels Save?
    The line being peddled by solar salespeople nowadays is that installing solar on their house is going to save homeowners a ton of money and free them sparing energy bills. But is this really true? How much do solar systems ac...
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    A Brief History of Solar Energy (and How You Fit In)
    Look around nowadays and it seems like solar power companies are everywhere. But it wasn't always that way. If you've been around for awhile, you remember solar panels being just for the wealthy. If you're even older, you rem...
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    Question #12: What Advice Do You Have for Individuals Who Are on the Fence About Solar Energy?
    This is the twelfth question in a twelve-question series. Please click here to read the introduction, as well as access the other questions in the series. Or, download the printable ebook to view the entire series. "Given th...

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