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Residential Solar

Millions of Jobs of a Different (Green) Collar

In a round up series of articles today, the New York Times featured a special section called “The Business of Green.” Through several articles it focused its journalistic eye on the clean energy sector. “Millions of Jobs of a Different Collar” drilled down on the green job sector and its potential for uplifting the U.S.…

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Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Federal Tax Credits are available for solar power and other energy efficiency systems…but time is running out unless they are extended in Washington! Residential and commercial solar installations must be commissioned by the end of the year to qualify for the existing incentives. There are of course also state and utility incentives available. A qualified…

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Clean solar panels: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

This is a tip for all of you loving parents of solar panels – keep those bad boys clean! It sounds simple, and painfully obvious, but the cleaner the glass is, the more sunlight can penetrate to the system and the more energy your system can produce. There it is. Clean solar panels are critical…

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A Tale of Two Households

“I live in a 2000 square foot house. How many solar panels do I need?” If I had a 200 watt panel for every time I’ve been asked this question, I would’ve solved the world’s energy problems long ago. Alas, I wish there was a simple answer to this question. The answer lies not in…

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The Day in the Life of a Solar Power Installer

One of our own team, Kristin Underwood, is an accomplished blog author. She also happens to be an excellent solar power installer. She wrote up her experiences in Treehugger. This is a fact filled and personal view into how a residential solar power system is installed including photos. Kristin demonstrates how the passion for doing…

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Hebrew Academy Has Gone Green!

The Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach, CA has gone green… “It’s a move to show students the importance of conserving energy, respect for the environment,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Newman, dean of the school which educates 350 students from preschool through twelfth grade. It’s a mitzvah to conserve resources, he said, and it helps illustrate the…

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Why this Blog?

This blog is dedicated to information about solar power systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies of all types. We are dedicated engineers and professionals with extensive experience in solar power and other sustainable energy technologies. We want to share information and experience from within the renewable energy industry. We understand the passion “to make…

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