All Solar Q&A

Two federal tax policies, the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the 5-year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), have underpinned the solar industry’s remarkable growth over the past few years.   Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The three most recent major tax reform proposals offered in Congress could increase solar system installation prices by as much as 58 percent as compared to the current tax regime.
Government incentives and subsidies, specifically at the federal level, are crucial to bringing any new source of energy to commercialization and allowing it to compete in the marketplace. Historically, the vast majority of government subsidies have gone...
While there are many different solar related policies on the federal, state, and local levels, the three most important and impactful solar policy drivers are the federal 30-percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC), state renewable portfolio standards, and...
Most current research has shown that, because US solar penetration rates are (so far) relatively low, adding solar energy to the grid has produced net benefits when the full value of solar power is considered. Those additional benefits include:
According to a 2008 analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, supplying all of the United States’ electricity needs with photovoltaic solar energy would require roughly 0.6 percent of America's total land area or 1,948 square feet per person...
Historically, home appraisers have been reluctant to include solar system values in their home assessments. As solar systems have become more popular, however, there is some evidence that appraisers and buyers have adapted to the changing market and...
The US solar industry is growing so fast that new data collected on the industry is almost out of date as soon as it’s published. The solar industry employs 208,859 American workers, according to the 2015 National Solar Jobs Census completed by The Solar...
There are many different technologies to generate electricity from solar energy. Most of them fall into two main categories: photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) systems, which each harness solar energy in very different ways.
GW is working hard to become a leader in solar energy and has created several projects to achieve its goals.

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