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Are Low Cost Solar Panels Bad for America?

April 26, 2012 Off-Grid Kits

Calls flow into our administrative office in Sacramento every day from Americans who will only buy American solar panels and other products. Where you stand on the issue is likely a function of your level of outrage on the exporting of American jobs. Today the solar industry in the US is booming in almost all […]

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How Much Will Solar Cost Me? Making Sense of PV Payback & ROI

April 7, 2011 Off-grid Solar

The question is poisted a thousand times to solar energy consultants and installers across the country every day. The fact is there is no simple answer. There can be as many variables to take into consideration when designing a home solar system than a room addition. Well almost, a room addition on your home will […]

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Jobs – Getting Into Solar Wind or Thermal Energy Industry

March 14, 2011 Commercial Solar Installations

The solar industry is the new high demand jobs engine that is going to drive this country back into low unemployment numbers. Boots on the Roof is America’s premier school for solar, wind and solar thermal training. At this school you will receive hands-on education that includes classroom and lab work where you will actually […]

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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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How We Are Brainwashed Against the Benefits of Solar Power and Renewable Energy

February 2, 2011 Solar

When President Carter put solar on the White House, someone at big oil said, “this could catch on”. Uh-Oh, whoops, Regan promptly and unceremoniousnessly removed it. Does anyone remember the gas lines? Well apparently not, because in-spite of the oil embargo of the 70’s, solar was quickly banished to the woods by greedily serving more […]

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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 Is Set To Crank Up Solar Feed-In Tariffs

December 15, 2010 Solar

California will unvail its first solar feed-in tariff sometime in the first quarter of 2011. The current solar incentive program is being phased out. As usual, the United States is behind the rest of the world who have had feed-in tariffs for years. In Germany, homeowners are paid about 56 cents per kWh for power […]

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California Public Utility Reduces Solar Incentives Due To Popularity Of Program. Whats Up With That?

November 6, 2010 Solar

Los Angeles California public utility board members have voted to reduce the solar incentives and study the results. Really? Well we could save them the trouble. The results will be fewer jobs, higher unemployment and more cost to homeowners as their inevitable utility bills increase. Of course the program is popular. From a 360 degree […]

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Solar Investment Opportunities For Senegal Are Slow But Improving

November 4, 2010 Off-Grid Kits

Solar remains a plausible investment opportunity in the Republic of Senegal in western Africa. The country has a democratic government and should be a great place for foreign investors interested in solar and renewable energy. Using the natural port of Dakar, it is within easy reach of the US and European markets. With a stable […]

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Solar Hot Water Heating & Solar Thermal Energy for California Homes and Businesses

July 1, 2010 Solar

As energy prices rise, solar thermal hot water heating will play an increasingly important role for California residential and commercial hot water property owners. New solar incentives and rebates in California. – New this year are new financial incentives for installing solar thermal systems in the State of California. On January 21, 2010, the California […]

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