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Jul
09

Renewable. Clean. Green. These three words characterize an aspirational trifecta and pose what is simultaneously one of the greatest challenges and most significant opportunities facing this generation: how can we rethink and rebuild our infrastructure to meet energy demands while reducing our carbon footprint? And how close are we to attaining that goal? According to researchers, closer than you might think.

Last month the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published a study concluding that renewable resources like wind and solar power could supply up to 80% of U.S. energy consumption needs by the year 2050 using currently available technologies.And for those of us who live and work in the U.S. southwest, which renewable resource is cited as the most important source of clean, green energy? You guessed it: solar power.

The NREL’s study comes on the heels of similar studies released from other reputable thinktanks. Earlier this year, another highly regarded body, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), found that up to 70% of electricity needs in the contiguous U.S. could be met using clean, renewable energy by 2030. And in 2009, well-respected researchers from Stanford and UC Davis posed that the entire world could be 100% powered by clean, renewable energy by 2030. We’re talking less than 20 years away!

What do these studies tell us? Achieving a U.S. powered primarily, if not fully, by clean, renewable energy in the near future is absolutely possible.

Jun
09

We’re giving away a free solar power system! It’s hot, it’s sunny and it’s a great time to install solar power, cut your energy costs and run that air conditioning! Check out this link to our contest with 95.5 KLOS to enter for your chance to win a free Solar Power System! http://www.955klos.com/Article.asp?id=2466269&spid=16106

Putting a solar power system in your home has many benefits, not only do you cut your electric bill down, you also help the environment! If you’re interested in more information, go to http://www.solarmaxtechnology.com.

Apr
16

With the limited amount of fossil fuels, green technologies like solar power are the next logical step in the evolution of energy.

So why is solar so lucrative? Solar is the only renewable energy that the local, state, and federal governments offer incentives and rebates for. Solar is also the safest and cleanest form of energy. Not only does it have an endless supply of energy that comes directly from the sun, it is also the easiest to provide directly to customers.

With the green energy movement taking a big foothold in people’s lives today, and as people become more aware of environmental problems that come from fossil fuels, solar power is seeing a huge increase in demand.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the solar power industry has experienced rapid growth in the past decade.

“According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), total U.S. solar electric capacity surpassed 2,000 megawatts in 2009, enough to power over 350,000 homes,” according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. “However, the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit organization, estimates that in August 2010, 93,000 workers spent more than half of their work hours on projects related to solar power. The solar industry includes workers in science, engineering, manufacturing, construction, and installation. Manufacturing workers make the equipment used in solar power generation, such as mirrors and panels. Construction workers build solar power plants. Electricians, plumbers, and solar photovoltaic installers install residential and commercial solar projects. The Solar Foundation estimates that the largest growth in the solar industry in 2011 will be in occupations in solar installation, including photovoltaic installers and electricians and roofers with experience in solar installation.”

This translates into solar power jobs. Today’s solar companies have already seen a huge demand and many are seeking people that have the knowledge to install and repair these types of solar systems.

Solar companies are seeking the right people to employ and the demand has been increasing at an amazing rate. The future direction of jobs is in the solar industry.

 

Mar
29

Is it financially sound to install solar power? The state of California and the Federal government is offering rebates, incentives, and tax credits that make it worthwhile to go green.

The State of California offers rebates through the California Solar Initiative (CSI) which gives rebates and incentives.

 

The Federal government also offers to help to buy down the cost of installing solar by issuing homeowners a 30 percent tax credit with no upper limit. The credit expires Dec. 31, 2016 for solar energy systems. Existing homes and new construction qualify for the tax credit.

In addition to the rebates and tax credits financing is now widely available to make financing a solar system easy and affordable.

Solar power systems are a lot more affordable because of these great incentive programs. The savings alone will not only help pay for the solar system, but also add to a cleaner, greener world.

 

For more information on the California Solar Initiative visit:                                       www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov

For more information on the Federal tax credit visit: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index

 

 

Feb
20

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