The State of Massachusetts gives a 15% tax credit of up to $1000 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy system on an individual’s primary residence.
Colton Electric Utility makes installing solar panels cheaper by providing rebates to its customers. CEU’s goal is to have four megawatts of photovoltaic solar energy by December 31, 2016.
The City of Lompoc (CA) is offering a rebate program on photovoltaic systems to encourage customers to install such systems in their homes or businesses.
Burbank Water and Power (BWP) has had in place since 2001 a Solar Support Rebate program residents and businesses in setting up their own solar photovoltaic systems.
The Banning Electric Utility has various programs that provide their customers with rebates and added services. Various rebates are offered from planting shade trees to recycling inefficient refrigerators. The utility also grant their residential and commercial customers with rebates upon the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems.
It is agreed among all scientists that there has been a temperature rise on our planet since the year 1000. Since the year 1850, when more accurate temperate readings have been taken worldwide, the rise has been small. But it’s indicative of temperature rises that will occur in our lifetime, and in the next generation.
Solar chargers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are the size of the palm of your hand. Others, with slightly larger solar panels, easily fit on a small section of the roof of your camper or the cabin of your boat.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD, has a residential loan program that can help its clients install photovoltaic and solar water heating systems in their homes. This is to encourage their customers to switch to more energy efficient equipment.
The California Energy Commission launched the New Solar Homes Partnership as part of the California Solar Initiative. It provides eligible homes with financial incentives to encourage new home builders to construct energy efficient houses.
The news on solar power in use around the world continues to pour in. Increasingly, individuals, companies, and governments are turning to the sun’s clean energy source for solutions to problems ranging from financial, to environmental, to logistical. Here are just a few of the recent items in the news.