We all know the benefits of installing solar power systems in one’s home but officials in some towns of the United States are concerned that solar panels could offend the neighbors. Hackensack is the latest New Jersey municipality to consider restricting the panels in front yards.
Developers in the United States installed 69 percent more solar power capacity in the second quarter of this year compared to the year before. Majority of the installations were made by commercial and government entities.
New Jersey’s largest utility, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, started a solar power installation project in the state. This was met with mixed reactions from the residents. Some say they like the initiative of the utility while other residents view the solar panels as eyesores.
Proving that you should be careful what you wish for, the state of New Jersey was awestruck when their latest solar rebate had gotten a little more attention than they perhaps would’ve liked.
The renewable energy industry in New Jersey is booming thanks to financial incentives the government offers and the lack of state regulations regarding the industry.
New Jersey residents are eligible for a $1200 incentive if they own an electric hot water heater and are willing to install a solar hot water system that can substitute or supplement the existing system.
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Jersey activated its solar power system last Wednesday. The project, costing $2.5 million can supply 30 to 50 percent of the hotel’s energy requirements. The 421-kilowatt solar array covers 32,000 feet of its garage’s rooftop.
We all care for our planet, and are concerned at the fast depleting resources. Yet, sometimes we feel that there is nothing that can be done by us at an individual level to help remedy the situation. After all, we have a standard of living that we uphold, and no one is going to make […]
In an official Earth Day proclamation today, President Obama has stressed that increasing our use of renewable energy is key to America’s prosperity, and has announced plans to lease out federal waters for alternative energy projects such as wind and ocean currents. To quote: The choice we face is not between saving our environment and […]
Nuclear power will stay as New Jersey’s main power source, with the state renewing its contract with Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. This news came as state officials announced it will be pushing for the use of clean power sources, such as solar and wind. It appears that the Garden State will not be going […]