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Home Solar System Kits Permit Requirements

March 9, 2011 Backup Power Systems

Homeowners installing their own solar panel kits are becoming a common occurrence across America. Complete solar installation kits are readily available as pre-packaged solar shipped to a home ready to install which can save a significant amount of money. If you have some basic home repair skills you can usually install the majority of the […]

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Are Government Solar Manufacturing Credits Worth The Money?

January 9, 2011 Backup Power Systems

You can fire up about 50% of either side of the discussion on whether governement supported manufactring credits for solar are justified. In light of the statistic that 80% of Americas solar clean energy components are manufactured outside our boarder, isn’t there a strong argument for government continuing to suppliment solar manufacturing?

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What will the Solar Industry in California Look Like in 2014?

December 23, 2010 Backup Power Systems

California continues to lead the country in solar and renewable energy installations. A recent study in Solar Buzz reports that the U.S. solar market will grow tenfold by 2014. Considering the state of the economy and that big corporations are feeling threatned by small solar companies croping up, that may be a streach. If subsidies […]

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California Solar Equivalent to a Nuclear Plant Is Given Green Light. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

November 16, 2010 Backup Power Systems

The U.S.  Secretary of the Interior has given the green light to several alternative energy solar thermal parabolic plants in the California desert. These solar plants will have a combined capacity around 1,000 megawatts of electricity or the equivalent of a nuclear power plant. The project means more jobs and the air will be a little cleaner in […]

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Should Portable Solar Generators Only Supplement 30% Of Military’s Forward Positions?

October 14, 2010 Backup Power Systems

The U.S. military has long knows what mainstream American is just waking up too and that is the sun is an equal opportunity energy source. Should mobile portable solar power generators and off-grid power merely supplement 30% of all of the military’s forward position fossil fuel needs for power, billions of dollars and the safety […]

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California Solar Is Hot But What’s Next? Raise Your Voice & Let’s Keep Solar Installations Going!

July 16, 2010 Backup Power Systems

San Jose California News – I’ts great to see California showing the rest of the country how solar can create solar installation jobs and move us closer to energy independence. I hope this is only the beginning. California needs to continue to show the nation where all 50 states should be heading. Let’s all raise […]

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Apple iPad & Laptop Battery Booster.

June 4, 2010 Backup Power Systems

Most laptop batteries are manufactured by all the leading companies in the market like Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM, Sony, and last but certainly not least, the new hot Apple iPad. But since we had a friend recently join the Peace Corps and wanted to find a way to reliably charge […]

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PACE Property assessed clean energy, Solar Financing Made Easy, Money in Your Pocket

March 31, 2010 Backup Power Systems

PACE is an acronym for property assessed clean energy. (PACE) programs enable local governments to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on private property, including residential, commercial and industrial properties. The programs eliminate the chief barrier to clean energy installations: the large upfront cost. If the cities in America were to get behind this […]

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Reasons go solar NPR radio interview enviromental lawn laws

March 10, 2010 Backup Power Systems

xReasons go solar – I try very hard not to make our blog a political manifesto in spite of my sometimes-passionate beliefs, but this subject is just too important. I was driving back from a solar residential job a few days ago listening to a program on National Public Radio. The short segment was talking […]

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Brunton Restore Portable Solar Battery Charger. A “must have” Electronic Battery Charger for Everyone!

February 24, 2010 Backup Power Systems

Brunton Restore portable solar battery charger – I don’t usually spend a lot of space writing about small solar chargers but Brunton has a winner here. Brunton is moving towards a new generation of solar powered batteries for small electronics. The Brunton portable power Restore solar powered electronic charger is the equivalent of 1,372 AA […]

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