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Solar Energy: Dont Leave Home Without It!

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SolarTown Blog - 08/05/14 - 15 days ago

Are you going on that summer holiday in August? If you plan on staying at a five-star hotel on Oahu, then please do not read this post. If you are planning on getting out of the city but want to stay connected, then you should read on about how solar energy can help make your trip easier. I just...

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Solar Energy at the World Cup: FIFA Goes Solar

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SolarTown Blog - 08/04/14 - 16 days ago

Are you still suffering withdrawal after the exhilaration of the final game of the 2014 World Cup? It is now less than four years before the World Cup reconvenes in Russia. Russia is already preparing for the next World Cup and trying to match the renewable energy commitment that Brazil devoted to...

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Solar Water Pumps are a Lifeline to Rural Communities in Australia, Yemen...

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SolarTown Blog - 06/26/14 - 55 days ago

Dry and arid conditions plague many countries around the world resulting in increasing scarcity of drinking or irrigation water. Thankfully solar water pumps may be an environmentally friendly solution to this problem in countries such as Australia, Yemen and Nepal. New technology from 2013 is...

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Universities announce nations largest non-utility solar energy purchase

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SolarTown Blog - 06/25/14 - 56 days ago

Talk about a power move. SolarTown is located in Washington, DC, also home to some of the nations finest universities. Some of these universities, American University, George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital, have joined together in making everyones lives a little...

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Blistering Attacks on Solar Energy Gaining Traction

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SolarTown Blog - 05/30/14 - 82 days ago

Money talks and the Koch Brothers are the most loquacious of the anti-solar movement. They have crafted a well-orchestrated movement under the aegis of the innocuous sounding name of Americans for Prosperity to derail the solar and renewable energy movement in states throughout the country. We dont ...

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Solar Panels are Definitely Right for YouMaybe

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SolarTown Blog - 03/31/14 - 142 days ago

Home solar panels are becoming increasingly part of the home ownership landscape in many parts of the country. Many of our customers call up and ask whether they should install solar panels on their homes. Since we sell solar panels, we would love to say unequivocally yes, but the answer is more...

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Pennys Home Green Home

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SolarTown Blog - 02/28/14 - 173 days ago

Guest Blog: One of SolarTowns customers recently purchased a solar refrigerator and we invited her to share her thoughts on creating a green home far away from the grid. So youve decided that you want a beachfront or close to it but cant quite come up with the hefty prices in town. Consider the...

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Winter Weather and Solar Panels

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SolarTown Blog - 02/14/14 - 187 days ago

Are you digging out today on the East Coast or are you basking in the sun in Arizona? If you are getting a sun tan on the West Coast, then this blog post is not for you. If you are looking at a roof and your home solar panels under a foot of snow, then you may want to read further. Lets get to the...

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The Greenest of Olympics: Where is the Caulking in the Bathrooms?

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SolarTown Blog - 02/03/14 - 198 days ago

The promise of the greenest of all Olympics may be fading in the mud of the Olympic Village. As the Opening Ceremonies are just days away, the more immediate concern is the condition of the hotel rooms. When a reporter for the Washington Post starts posting pictures of the sink in her bathroom, you ...

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A Day in the Life of SolarTown

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SolarTown Blog - 01/31/14 - 201 days ago

A day in the life of SolarTown is never boring. We field calls all day long from people all over the country, some who are interested in purchasing some of our solar energy products, and some whom simply want to talk solar. This past week, an owner of a guest villa in Baja California purchased...

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The Power is Out: Grab your Solar Backpack

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SolarTown Blog - 12/11/13 - 252 days ago

If you live in or around Washington, DC or one of the other many areas affected by the ice storms in the last couple of days, you may have woken up without powerwhich could make your home cold and not a lot of fun. So what do you do when you are out of power? If you need a quick jolt of energy, you ...

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Solar Gifts: Even a Small Solar Gift Contributes to the Battle against...

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SolarTown Blog - 11/27/13 - 266 days ago

SolarTown announced its annual top solar gifts today. Every year, I am amazed at the ingenuity of new products running on nothing more than the rays from the sun. This year is no different, and we are offering some new and some old products. We think that they are a good way to get your friends and ...

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Top Ten Solar Energy States: Idiotic List but Interesting

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SolarTown Blog - 10/21/13 - 303 days ago

Even though we think that top ten lists of states by usage of a website may be idiotic, as suggested by a recent article, we didnt want you to feel left out and so we compiled the first ever SolarTown rankings. We looked at the users of SolarTown.com over the past twelve months and here are the top ...

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Sensational Solar Homes: Solar Homes Roundup in Washington, DC

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SolarTown Blog - 10/07/13 - 317 days ago

The news around Washington D.C. has not been altogether bright. The Nationals didn’t make the playoffs this year. The federal[.....]

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Now the World Agrees with Us: There is a Difference between Solar Panels

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SolarTown Blog - 06/12/13 - 434 days ago

If you have seen one solar module, have you seen them all? Many in the solar industry have long argued that solar panels are a commodity, interchangeable at the whim of the developer. We have strongly disagreed, but we conceded that the market has not agreed with us. All you need to do is ask the...

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Solar 2013 Lights Up Baltimore

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SolarTown Blog - 04/19/13 - 488 days ago

Solar 2013, Baltimore. Today is the last day of the 42d annual ASES National Solar Conference. The conference may not have drawn the large crowds as in previous yearsthe field for solar and renewable conferences is getting crowdedbut those who attended were treated to a heavy dose of solar policy,...

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Spring Forward with Solar Lights and Fountains

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SolarTown Blog - 03/22/13 - 516 days ago

It is that time of year again, but you would not know it from the weather outside in Washington, D.C. It has been cold and breezy, yet the sun is shining and if you have your solar panels out, you have been producing lots of solar energy. We have just updated our site with a new selection of new...

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Drive Right UpTo Your Solar Carport

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SolarTown Blog - 02/07/13 - 559 days ago

First they were in outer space, then they invaded our homes and businesses, and even our backyards. Now solar panels are getting into our most sacred possessions, right next to our automobiles. Solar panel roofs are providing shade for cars through the U.S. and at the same time these panels are...

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Obama’s Second Inaugural: America Will Lead on the Path Towards...

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SolarTown Blog - 01/22/13 - 575 days ago

You may recall that four years ago Obama trumpeted three pillars for his new administration: health care, education and energy. The administration dithered on developing a comprehensive energy policy, leaving it to Congress to bury any chance of moving forward because of partisan wrangling....

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Solar Inverters: Best in Show Awards

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

As most loyal SolarTown customers know, we try to get you the best guidance on selecting solar energy products from our selection of home solar panels to solar water pumps and other products. We recently played with the idea of doing the same thing with our selection of solar inverters, but came to ...

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Solar Family Fun at the Zoo

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

Now even lions are getting into the solar action. San Diego Zoo is installing a large solar panel system for its customers and its residents. While the environmental benefits of the project are evident, it will also have educational benefits. As the zoo hosts millions of people annually, the solar...

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Solar Power: A New Cinematic Star

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

I know that I may be a little behind the times, but I just watched James Camerons blockbuster smash Avatar with my kids on the small screen, and was surprised to see just how many Going Green messages there were in this futuristic movie. You may remember that the only application for solar energy...

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Solar Power that You Can Wear

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

You may have heard of flower power in the 1960s and now in the 2010s we have solar powerthat you can wear. You may already have purchased from us a solar bag or solar backpack, but soon you may be able to purchase solar couture. Several companies have come out with solar-powered articles of...

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Energy Independence Up For Debate

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

I was excited to see the presidential candidates discussing energy independence and alternative sources of energy during the second presidential debate. Both candidates acknowledged that they would use an all-of-the-above approach to make America an energy independent nation, but in different ways. ...

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Sandy Wont Keep Us Down: Solar Products for Natural Disasters and Other...

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

After every recent emergency or disaster, our customers call and ask us what off grid solutions might help them prepare for the next event, whether it is here in the U.S.or somewhere else. The short answer is that solar energy products can be part of your emergency preparedness plan. Just ask...

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Solar Utopia: Islands without Fossil Fuels

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

Have you ever closed your eyes and wondered what a solar utopia would look like? If you are like me, you would think of sandy beaches, a lot of sun, a healthy native population. Maybe you wouldnt see solar collectors or solar panels in such obvious places. You need not dream any more. The three...

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Solar Gifts from SolarTown: Greening the Holidays

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

Are you looking for green or eco friendly gifts to give for the holidays? Every year, we at SolarTown are compiling a list of some gifts that you may want to consider. Take a look at our solar gifts that we are recommending this year in our learning section.The first gift you can give is to educate ...

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Solar Power 2012: Year in Review Part 1

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

We know this much about the solar industry as we approach the end of the year. It was another year of fast moving changes in the industry. The good news is that in 2012, there were a whole lot of solar panels going up on homes and businesses in the U.S. And there were some setbacks for the...

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Solar Power 2012: Year in Review Part 2

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SolarTown Blog - 01/06/13 - 591 days ago

The solar energy industry experience a lot of highs and lows during 2012. The biggest development has been the continued growth of solar energy in the United States. As recently reported, if you compare the third quarter of 2012 with the third quarter of 2011, you would see that there was a 44%...

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