Keeping up with the Joneses

Posted on November 07, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

Price is no longer the number one motivator for installing solar. A recent study conducted by researchers at Yale and the University of Connecticut found that taking the leap into solar energy has much more to do with whether your neighbors have done the same.

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Can your trees do this?

Posted on October 30, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

Solar solutions have long been seen as a large-scale source of energy, accessible only to the big-name corporations. But the shift is coming; solar is becoming more affordable and more widespread.

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Property Owners in MN--Get More Affordable Electricity Thanks to Xcel Solar*Rewards!

Posted on July 23, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

For Minnesotans considering solar energy, the new Solar*Rewards program at Xcel Energy offers an excellent incentive to go solar in 2014.  Solar customers who sign up this year will receive a check every year for $0.08/KWH of energy they produce for 10 years! This year the rebate is the highest possible, meaning that early adopters will lock in the best benefit -- the state has already scheduled for it to drop by $0.02/KWH in 2015 and 2016.

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From Incinerators to Landfills, Solar Makes All Kinds of Land Usable!

Posted on July 08, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

All Energy Solar has teamed up with the city of Red Wing to take advantage of the space provided by the city's incinerator.

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Envision Your Property with 3D Solar Images from All Energy Solar

Posted on June 23, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

We understand imagination doesn’t quite cut it when planning your solar installation. If you’re considering investing in solar, our engineering process will generate a custom 3D image to help you envision your property run by the sun. At All Energy Solar, you can reap the benefits of planning by contacting one of our solar consultants to give you a better picture of the solar energy in your future. Here’s an example of one of our 3D images that has come to life!

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How To Take Advantage of the MA SREC Program

Posted on June 23, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

Solar is alive and well in Massachusetts!  One of the biggest incentives to go solar in MA is the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), and we’re here to give you an explanation on how these credits work and how you can take advantage of them.  The state’s SREC program has proven itself to be stable, and is yet another reason to invest in solar!

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MA Solar Rebates Expiring-Apply by June 13th for Full Solar Rebate

Posted on June 09, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

Time is running out on the state solar rebates, and they will be reduced shortly. The state will give out the last full rebates to any customer that signs up and submits their rebate application before June 13th at 5 PM.

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Solar Tax Incentives in Iowa Improved and Expanded

Posted on June 06, 2014, by Belle Gerhard

Have you heard the news? Just this week Governor Branstad signed Senate File 2340, an important tax incentive bill for solar energy. This new law triples the size of Iowa's solar tax incentive program and improves the financial incentives for homeowners and business owners who install a solar electric system.

With these changes from Senate File 2340:

  • The Iowa credit improves from 50% of the federal tax credit to 60% of the federal credit
  • The annual cap on available solar tax credits increases from $1.5M to $4.5M
  • Residential tax credits are now capped at $5,000 (up from $3,000) and business tax credits are now capped at $20,000 (up from $15,000)
  • Taxpayers can claim multiple credits in a single year for multiple solar installations.
  • Unclaimed credits in a given year will roll over an be available in subsequent years.
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