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The Future of Solar

May 25, 2014

Clean energy has long been at the forefront of economical and environmental discussions across the globe. Technology giant GE positioned itself as a potential leader in the field (solar energy, in particular) with an announcement earlier this month introducing its latest product: the most efficient thin film solar panel created to date. To mass produce […]

9 Surprising Things About People Who Go Solar

9 Surprising Things About People Who Go Solar

June 27, 2013

The people who buy solar panels are your typical tree-hugging, left-leaning, well-to-do-ex-hippies, right? Wrong! One Block Off the Grid polled nearly 200 solar homeowners to learn a little bit about what kind of person uses home solar. The answers might surprise you. Source

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Companies Using 100% Renewable Energy

February 7, 2013

There are so many sources of renewable energy that we can use today, such as, wind, solar, hydro and biogas. The source of renewable energy is so abundant that there are companies such as Whole Foods and Danon, that are running their energy on renewable energy sources. This infographic shows which companies are running 100% […]

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Solar Energy Cost

February 1, 2013

The first question most people have about home solar is what the total cost will be. Unfortunately, there’s no quick answer to this question — it depends on numerous factors which we’ll discuss below, and then give you some options for estimating the cost of solar for yourself. Source

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How Much Does Solar Cost?

January 15, 2013

A growing number of homeowners want to know how much solar costs, but it can sometimes be difficult to get a straight answer. To help shine a light, we took the results of over 45,000 solar estimates created by real U.S. homeowners in 2011 and put them into these maps. Homeowners used One Block Off […]

Home Solar

Home Solar

November 5, 2012

Solar home power can fix our broken electricity grid and can also save us money, take a look at this infographic to find out how.

Solyndra vs The Solar Industry

Solyndra vs The Solar Industry

September 26, 2012

The high-profile bankruptcy of solar manufacturer Solyndra has given naysayers a soapbox to suggest there’s something wrong with the solar industry as a whole. A closer looks reveals that the solar industry is booming and Solyndra’s failure was, in many ways, the result of solar market’s overall success. Source

Solar Bottle Bulbs

Solar Bottle Bulbs

August 18, 2012

Using solar bottle bulbs is a smart and creative way to provide light in your house. This infographic provides information for how to make a solar bottle bulb. Source

Tapping The Sun

Tapping The Sun’s Energy

July 24, 2012

In this illustration of solar energy systems, you can see exactly how the sun’s energy is converted into electricity that is usable by your home or business. Follow the path of energy from the sun, through the pv panels, its conversion to AC electricity by the inverter and finally into the utility grid. Take a […]

9 Things About People Who Go Solar

9 Things About People Who Go Solar

June 27, 2012

The people who buy solar panels are your typical tree-hugging, left-leaning, well-to-do ex-hippies, right? Wrong! One Block Off the Grid polled nearly 200 solar homeowners to learn a little bit about what kind of person uses home solar. The answers might surprise you. Source

Saving Energy, Every Home is Unique

Saving Energy, Every Home is Unique

June 26, 2012

A new infographic from WattBot.com analyzes 4 home across the US and offers various options for improving energy efficiency, depending on the regions. The takeaway: There is no 1-part magic solution that applies to everyone. Source

Solar History 101

Solar History 101

June 19, 2012

Comparing the plunging cost of solar power vs the soaring cost of traditional energy sources. Source