Solar, Like Computer & The Internet Development, Need Government Support

Solar industry distracters are constantly beating the drum against government solar incentives. These supposedly free market purists, fill the airwaves bloviating that solar could never replace fossil fuel as an energy source. Many of you will remember not so long ago when computers became publicly available followed by the internet. Guess who drove that technology? […] Read more

Solar Is A Capitalistic Plot to Save American Energy

A small group of people with the Yavapai (Near the Grand Canyon) planning and zoning commission have been fighting the good fight, recommending solar projects in the desert. Approving solar projects in the desert! “It must be a liberal plot to sell out America” the nay sayers are shouting! Truth is, solar is a capitalistic […] Read more

President Obama Signs Bill Extending Solar Grant Program

President Obama, this week, singed the 1603 solar program extending the solar grant bill for one more year. Congress recognized that the photovoltaic industry is creating thousands of new jobs for solar installers across American. The solar program was created by the American Recovery Act and provides cash grants in lieu of the 30% solar […] Read more

Trekking With Brunton Portable Solar, Break Free From The Grid

This morning we came across a review of the Brunton Restore portable solar charger in an on-line post. Though well written, thoughtful and generally concise, we could not help but notice a sense of disappointment in the authors tone. This was surprising since we have sold scores of the Brunton Restore portable solar battery, with […] Read more

Solar Installers Complete 1 Million Panel Mega Power Plant

California is steadfast in its drive to be the first state in the nation to draw 20% of its energy from solar and other renewable power sources. To that end, Sempra Energy companies solar installers have completed their Copper Mountain power plant and it is operational. The 775,000-panel plant is producing around 48 megawatts of […] Read more

Living Off-grid Living with Solar Energy

Off-grid solar living inquiries are quickly becoming one of the most common reasons our phones are ringing these days. It’s no wonder with the rising uncertainty of these times coupled with anti-government sentiment. Good news for those who are thinking about off-grid solar living. Advancements in off-grid solar and battery technology make a stand-alone off-the-grid […] Read more

New Study, Best States For Solar Deployment. You May Be Surprised!

Most Americans have become more concerned with the idea of using cleaner energy sources and creating new jobs through the use of solar energy. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University takes a closer look at which states might benefit the most both from generating solar energy […] Read more

Gadget Junkies Need Portable Backup Batteries To Power Their Technology on Trips

If you are like me, the thought of roughing it for a weekend camping in the back-country of the Sierra Mountains while leaving your favorite electronics at home is simply wrong. Sure, I can pack a iPod, iPad, Smart Phone and laptop for blogging, but without power how long will any of those last in […] Read more

Distributed Solar, The Next Block In The Renewable Revolution Political Fight

Few would question the consensus that solar and wind energy is creating a revolution in the way electricity is produced. The next round in the political fight for energy independence promises to be distributed energy or the way electricity is shared in the local community. Distributed energy is the generation of small-scale solar or wind […] Read more

Solar Power Technology Is Being Developed For Enhanced Oil Recovery

There is a solar company in California that is using concentrated solar to extract oil from depleting fields. Using the steam generated from concentrated solar system, the steam is pumped into the depleted oil field to enhance the recovery. As you may know, a parabolic solar trough (concentracted solar) is a huge, curved mirror that […] Read more

Solar Grid Parity, The Break-Even Point For PV Is Beginning To Emerge

Solar in California is reaching that all important target of grid parity, or the point where photovoltaic electricity is as cheap or cheaper than conventional electric power. As solar capacity increases and demand in solar energy continues to be strong, the cost of installed photovoltaic systems continues to drop at an accelerated rate driving us […] Read more

Middle Class Homeowners Are Buying Solar In Larger Numbers

With rising energy costs and solar home installation panel prices falling, governement solar tax incentives and rebates as high as they have ever been in history is it any wonder that solar ownership for middle America is rising? Maybe not. In a recent statistic, 42% of upper middle class homeowners are considering installing solar photovoltaic […] Read more

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