The number one question about solar is an obvious one: How much does it cost? While the answer to this is relatively complex because it truly does depend on several factors unique to individual homes, there are consistent incentives that will reduce the cost of the system.Read More
If you live in Massachusetts, then you should read this article! If you're haven't yet heard about the SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Credits), or you have and you didn't fully understand them, than you're missing a great investment opportunity. The following information (originally posted here), is a great introduction to how installing solar on your home or business can help you make money while being environmentally responsible.Read More
As the (relatively) new Digital Media Manager for All Energy Solar, I wanted to introduce myself as the human behind the blog. If you interact with us at all on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or a handful of other Social Media platforms, or on this website, you're most likely talking to me.Read More
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced $12 million in funding for the awardees of the Rooftop Solar Challenge. Lynn Jurich, president and co-founder of the solar power company SunRun, and Saint Paul, Minnesota Mayor Chris Coleman were also in attendance.Read More
Army goes solar at Minnesota training site
>> By Dan Haugen • 11/17/2011Read More
For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it. Moore’s Law — in which the price of computing power falls roughly 50 percent every 18 months — has powered an ever-expanding range of applications, from faxes to Facebook.Read More
Yes, the Occupy movement has officially spread to the solar power movement, as it rightfully should. Big business has too much control over our energy policy, our energy habits, our climate, and our communities. It is stalling governmental clean energy action. However, everyone can vote with their money and we can “democratize” our electricity system more by installing solar power on our roofs (if we have them).
Community Solar Day, November 20, is the day you could join the movement to get a large portion of our electricity from rooftop solar power.
And, remember, the return on investment (ROI) from putting solar on your roof probably creams the ROI of keeping your money in a savings account or investing it on the stock market.
“As the protesters leading the Occupy Wall Street movement decry the big banks that crashed the economy, robo-foreclose people’s homes and continue to finance mega fossil fuel projects like the Tar Sands, community solar represents one path forward: clean energy created for and by the people,” the folks at Solar Mosaic on its Solar Day page.
“Community solar projects are taking the first steps toward a future where people can move their money out of low-yield savings accounts and into safe and high-yield solar investments that lower carbon emissions and create green jobs and local prosperity.”
Where Will You Be on Community Solar Day?
Solar Mosaic has a map where you can sign up and show that you are going solar on November 20 (also available at meetup.com). You can also add a picture or more of your solar installation to help inspire others.
Activist group Power Shift (as well as numerous others) is also pushing involvement in the day. Lisa Curtis of Power Shift writes:
“Since most of us agree that we support solar to create jobs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels–why not bring those benefits to our own communities by starting a community solar project? On November 20th, I plan to hold a potluck at my church where quite a few church members have expressed interest in going solar. On November 20th, where will you occupy???”
So, will you join in?
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