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Five Reasons Why Solar is a Good Investment

You’re looking at your electricity bill, and it just keeps getting higher every month. You’ve tried to cut back on the AC; you only use your dishwasher twice a week and unplug appliances when not in use. And yet, the bills keep getting higher.   You’ve thought about getting solar, but you’re worried about the upfront …

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How Much Do You Know About Solar Energy? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

Solar is the most widely available and accessible way for the world to lower its dependence on fossil fuels.  With prices decreasing and available rebates, it’s becoming much more accessible to more consumers.  Not only does it help the planet, but it also substantially reduces costs for both homeowners and businesses.  The HBCU Clean Energy …

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How GRID Alternatives’ Energy is Increasing Environmental Justice

According to EPA.gov, “Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income for the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”  And while that’s an admirable goal being pursued, unfortunately, it is not the reality yet. One example is that …

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Henry Golatt HBCU Clean Energy Initiative

Greensboro Homeowners Share Their Own Solar Savings Stories

As discussed in our previous blog, The Clean Energy Initiative CEI recently participated in the Greensboro Solar Cares Conference in North Carolina.  Stakeholders were convened, such as community leaders, residents, and local and federal government representatives, to continue conversations on advancing environmental and economic equity through residential clean energy programs.  As Henry Golatt (Co-director of …

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No Home Left Behind: Greensboro Solar CARES Project

Written by Janelle Martin We can no longer afford to ignore the energy burden conversation, especially as it relates to underserved populations in the United States. Many families are challenged with paying their energy bills every month–constantly having to choose between basic essentials like getting food, buying medication, or keeping their lights on–and North Carolinians …

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To Buy or Lease Solar Panels; That’s the Question

Solar worker As technology has become omnipresent in our lives, we finally acknowledge these conveniences’ full impact on our environment.  Modern advantages ranging from anything being delivered overnight to the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world come at a cost, namely energy, most of which still originates from fossil fuels.  And while …

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