Solar School Savings Add Up

August 3, 2016

Today, California school districts leverage on-site solar systems to deliver compelling savings to general operating funds. Efficient and reliable solar technology has proven to not only cut district electricity bills, but also help districts retain teaching positions, avoid cuts to academic programs and provide students with the tools they need to excel in 21st century […]


Cool House, Fat Wallet

June 28, 2014

More Americans are using air conditioning than ever before, but that doesn’t mean their electricity bills are spiking. Source


European Solar Power

April 6, 2014

Europe is beginning to lead the way in the evolution of solar power. 50 billion euros is currently being used towards the development and research of this groundbreaking technology. Here is a look at solar power production across European regions. Source

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

How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land?

June 16, 2013

More and more people are turning away from grocery stores and utility companies in favor of their own back yard. The idea of becoming self-sufficient is an alluring one, but exactly how much land would you need? Assuming a family of four, here are the land requirements to sustain yourself for one year. Source

Does Solar Really Work In My State?

Does Solar Really Work In My State?

March 21, 2013

A lot of people think you have to live in a sunny state like California in order for solar panels to work, but nothing could be further from the truth. Solar is starting to take off even in famously overcast places like Portland and Buffalo. Here we reveal why solar works in even the un-sunniest […]


Is Clean Tech Dead?

February 4, 2013

With the current bankruptcy of Solyndra many are beginning to question the sustainability of clean tech industries. Is clean tech on the verge of death? Not really. Investments in clean tech have been slightly rising with new deals on the frontier. We take a look at the current state and future of clean tech. Source


The Future of Solar Energy

February 4, 2013

Renewable energy continues to be at the forefront of economical and environmental discussions across the globe. GE and JESS3 have partnered to visually tell the story of solar power: its past, present and future. As GE continues to demonstrate its leadership and commitment to renewable energy through its latest solar panel development, it also continues […]


The Top Ten Countries for Solar Energy Now

December 25, 2012

Despite a shaky European economy and the recent prominent failure of a U.S. based panel manufacturer, the solar market at large has continued its upward trajectory of rapid growth in the last two years. Lower costs, new applications, and plenty of investor interest have helped these 10 countries become the world’s leaders in installed solar. […]

Solar Saves America

Solar Saves America

October 17, 2012

There is now crystal clear evidence that state solar incentives are the single greatest factor in whether or not a solar market can take off in that state, yet 37 out of 50 states still don’t have even basic versions of these policies in place. We took a quick, very conservative estimate of how many […]

How Does Solar Power Work?

How Does Solar Power Work?

October 7, 2012

This diagram finally unlocks the mysteries of how harnessing the power of solar rays makes our energy mix more eco-friendly. Source

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