What's up Wisconsin? You had such a great Focus on Energy program that supported solar and renewable energy projects. The Ashland current writes, "So far this year, RENEW says the state's Legislature has reduced funding for Focus on Energy, suspended the statewide rule regulating the permitting of wind turbines, and weakened the state’s renewable energy standard by allowing utilities to count Canadian hydropower toward their requirements." With the Focus on Energy program fully funded, jobs in clean energy had increased by 4,000 jobs and they had accounted for, "2.7 percent of all jobs in the state, compared with 2.5 percent for Iowa, 2.1 percent for Minnesota, 1.9 percent for both Indiana and Michigan, and 1.8 percent for Illinois." The wages for these jobs were also higher than the average job ($37,931 versus $35,906). And of course solar doesn't emit pollution into the air we breathe, always a good thing!Read More
What do you think? Is the social entrepreneurship model the right path toward fixing problems facing developing countries? Or are NGOs and charities the way to go?
Take a look at this cool new solar light bulb that lasts five years and is inexpensive enough to be purchased by developing countries without access to electricity. Stephen Katsaros invented the bulb and decided that social entrepreneurship is the path toward fixing problems facing developing countries. He sells his battery powered LED light supply to non-profits and NGOs, for a profit, who then sell the product to some of the 1.4 billion people without access to electricity. "He believes in creating 'smaller entrepreneurs around the globe' that can further foster local economic growth, according to an Aug. 14 CNN report.Read More
"The Cost of Solar Power is Dropping, While the Price of Nearly Every Other Energy Source is Increasing"
"The Cost of Solar Power is Dropping, While the Price of Nearly Every Other Energy Source is Increasing" Think about this, that means that with solar panels on your roof, each subsequent year will yield a greater cost savings to the solar powered home owner.Read More
While I am not sure if it is possible to love solar as much as we do, for those that come close it is interesting to imagine that some homeowners associations might try to prevent some people from putting up solar. We have never run into such a problem, but apparently, in rare instances this has happened. Check it out here: Homeowners Associations and then check us out www.allenergysolar.com.Read More
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