Solar Trends

ComEd Prices Increasing – Not for Solar Customers!

The Chicago Tribune notes ComEd is getting ready to increase prices again just in time for the summer.  Now would be the perfect time to switch to solar.  Choosing solar means no longer having to worry about price increases for your solar usage while you produce your own clean energy from your roof! From the article: “Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on… Read More »ComEd Prices Increasing – Not for Solar Customers!

EcoWatch: U.S. Solar Industry Had Record-Shattering Year in 2013

We had a great 2013 here at Ailey Solar thanks to all of our wonderful friends and customers! EcoWatch.com published an article noting the incredible progress that solar industry has made over the past year. {…} Today, solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America, generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to power more than 2.2… Read More »EcoWatch: U.S. Solar Industry Had Record-Shattering Year in 2013

Chronicle: Solar panels seen as boost to homes’ resale value

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Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013, Oak Park, IL

Great news for people that choose solar: another study shows adding solar to a home significantly boosts its resale value.  The San Francisco Chronicle:

In California at least, home buyers are willing to pay a premium for solar.

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that houses with rooftop solar panels sell for higher prices than comparable non-solar homes.

In general, that premium more than covers the cost of the panels themselves, with homeowners making a small profit on their solar investment. Bigger solar arrays fetch higher premiums than smaller ones.Read More »Chronicle: Solar panels seen as boost to homes’ resale value

Deutsche Bank: “US Solar Growth Is Going To Explode”

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As reported by Business Insider, analysts at Deutsche Bank predict that in the next three years solar will balloon from 10GW in 2012 to 50GW in 2016. This is just the latest news in a drumbeat of business, academic and government analysis that the dropping price of solar is leading to its explosion in adoption.  Business Insider… Read More »Deutsche Bank: “US Solar Growth Is Going To Explode”

Forbes: Solar Costs Continue To Fall

Citing a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Forbes explains that Solar PV’s costs have continued their historic price drop in 2012. Costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, with the most recent year-over-year declines of 14% for systems less than 10 kilowatts (kW), […] Median installed prices were $5.3 [per Watt] […] LBNL attributes… Read More »Forbes: Solar Costs Continue To Fall