It’s true: it is hard to live off the grid, no matter how tempting and eco-friendly it is. Enter carbon offsets – voluntary payments of a particular sum per tonne of carbon you emit. It’s like donating to a charity for Mother Nature.
Churches, mosques and synagogues in England could stand to add up to $29 million GBP (or $50 million USD) to their coffers by simply switching to solar panels.
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.
Implementing solar power doesn’t have to be difficult! If the thought of converting to renewable energy conjures up images of your house looking like a construction site and money flying out of your wallet, prepare for your reality check.
Thanks to researchers at Princeton University, high costs of solar panels may no longer be an issue. Going green and harnessing the power of the sun might be easily affordable to anyone who wishes to participate in making the world a cleaner place.
Although Texas doesn’t give incentives or tax exemptions for purchasing renewable energy equipment, it offers tax exemptions and deductions for installing renewable energy systems.
Green Mountain Energy, a Texas company providing electricity from green energy sources, offers customers who produce renewable energy from home systems a special buy-back program.
Solar energy has made its debut at Harvard University, with CarbonFree Technology, Integrys Energy Services and SunPower Corporation installing a 500-kilowatt solar array on the roof of an historic brownstone.
Green Mountain Energy customers with renewable energy installations connected to a power grid are eligible for a buy-back program giving credits for excess energy produced and exported back to the grid.
In an effort to decrease the demand for conventional fossil fuel energy sources, Sunset Valley, Texas, offers a solar water heater rebate to residents that can be used to supplement Austin Energy’s rebate.