When looking at a solar installer, you may ask yourself, how do I know that they are certified installers?Read More
In the summer months we start to see our electric bills skyrocket. Isn't it interesting that the this big ball of burning gas can actually help cool us down even as we are heating up! Because the sun is higher in the sky during the summer months, solar powered homes and businesses can take advantage of their solar systems producing the most amount of energy for them when them when they need it the most.Read More
By: Paul Gipe - April 18, 2011Read More
It is easy to make predictions for solar power growth, but when it continues to occur- people sit up and take notice. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight, utility PV installations more than tripled in 2010, up 72% from 2009. Grid-connected PV installations increased by 102% and the industry rose from $3.6 billion in 2009, to $6.0 billion in 2010.
This makes the total solar power sector the fastest growing energy sector at 67%.
From the looks of it, Michigan and Wisconsin have the two lowest renewable energy standards in the Midwest. The states have committed to ramping up their renewable use to 10 percent by 2015, while other states in the region, like Minnesota and Illinois, are shooting for more than 20 percent by 2025.Read More