“solar” Charts

Affordable Solar in Your Future »

This chart gives the big picture on solar costs with the most conservative example: solar energy in the Midwest –…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 258
Score: 3

One Reason to Stay Sunny On Climate Change »

The use of renewable energy sources, like solar power, is on the rise around the world. This chart shows the…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 368
Score: 3

Is Owning A Solar Panel Right For You? »

The answer depends on a variety of factors. This chart uses best estimates for leasing and financing terms based on…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 99
Score: 2

Why You Should Buy Your Own Solar »

Robert Borlick of Harvard’s Electricity Policy Group finds that in Southern California, solar homeowners give up 80% of their project’s…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 133
Score: 2

Solar Means Huge Economic Benefits for Missouri »

According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 21% of Missouri's power could come from rooftop solar energy. And that could…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 75
Score: 1

States Have Enormous Local Renewable Energy Potential »

States don't need dirty energy and most don't need to import energy, either. This map illustrates the state-by-state potential to…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 270
Score: 1

Are We Ready for a Solar Rooftop Revolution? »

Solar power is getting cheaper and growing faster every year. Are our utilities ready for a swarm of customer-owned solar…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 86
Score: 1

Utility Scale Clean Electricity Generation »

Over 200,000 Megawatt hours of generated electricity came from renewable power sources in 2014. This is the first time in…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 61

Our Most Promising Energy Sources »

Which of the world's energy sources shows the greatest potential? According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, Americans place a…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 75

Solar Is The Future »

According to the National Solar Jobs Census, solar industry employment has grown by 86% in the past five years, resulting…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 70

U.S Homeowners On Clean Energy »

Nearly 9 out of 10 people say renewable energy is important to the nation's future. This spans all demographics as…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 81

Solar Power Shipments on the Rise in the U.S. »

Since 2009, demand for solar power has been higher than ever. It may have something to do with the age-old…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 42

Solar Power Is Becoming More Wallet-Friendly (U.S) »

Since 2008 there has been a major decrease in the average price of energy produced from solar modules. (Modules make…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 25

Germany's Clean Power Revolution »

Twenty-five percent of Germany's power now comes from renewables. Even better, 47% of this wind and solar energy is owned…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 221

What Does a 21st Century Power Grid Look Like? »

In a grid centered on distributed renewable energy resources, the best energy supply is one that is flexible (can rapidly…

Where to Work if You Love Solar Power »

Even if Florida is the "sunshine state," it doesn't even make the list of the top 5 states with the…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 39

Which Energy Source Kills More Birds? »

ThinkProgress cautions that these estimates be taken with a grain of salt, as they use different methodologies and data sets.…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 90

Renewable Energy Might Not Be Bad for Birds »

Conservationists and conservatives claim that renewable energy sources kill too many birds. U.S. News and World Report compiled data on…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 112

In the Long Run, It Pays to Own Your Own Solar Panels »

Any car buyer can tell you that ownership tends to be a better deal than leasing. That’s why only 25%…

China: The World's Largest Solar PV Market »

Out of 38.7 GW of new solar PV capacity installed in 2013, 12 GW was installed in China, according to…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 82

The Real Value of Solar »

The basic concept behind value of solar is that utilities should pay a transparent and market-based price for solar energy,…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 188

ALEC Casts Clouds Over Sunny Solar Forecast »

Solar panel installation is steadily rising, particularly in the residential market. Net metering laws create an incentive for homeowners to…

PRWatch.org
by: PRWatch.org
views: 145

Local Solar Power is Best »

For solar power, bigger isn't better. Instead, solar sized to the community and built in the community can be built…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 176

Big Utility's Two-Faced Talk on Low-Carbon Energy »

This infographic describes how monopoly utility Xcel Energy has two different messages on low-carbon energy, depending on the audience. Do…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 110

Which States Allow "Shared Renewables"? »

10 states and the District of Columbia allow virtual net metering or "shared renewables," a policy that allows many people…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 384

Archaic Utility Rules Stall Local Solar Power Development »

Many people expect that solar power will dramatically expand once it becomes less expensive than grid electricity. But archaic utility…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 117

The Nissan Leaf and its Place in the Fleet »

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most revolutionary cars ever built. The all-new Leaf brings us a 100% electric…

Eric Sirjord
by: Eric Sirjord
views: 74

The More Local the Energy, the More Valuable It Is »

Centralized big energy nuclear and coal plants may mean big money for power companies. But local and renewable systems like…