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Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) – Berkeley, California

The City of Berkeley’s Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) is doing a pilot program that allows property owners to borrow money from the city’s Sustainable Energy Financing District, in order to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Repayment of the loans is done over a period of 20 years, through an annual special tax […]

New Hampshire Enacts Renewable Energy Legislation

As of 1 July 2009, rebates for renewable energy sources will be available in New Hampshire. These rebates will cover such items as solar power, both photovoltaic an solar water heating systems. Wind energy systems will be eligible as well. The New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 1628) requires the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish […]

Solar Power Rebate Program – Jackson EMC

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (Jackson EMC), located in Jefferson, GA, is now offering rebates to residential customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems or solar water-heating systems in their homes. Solar Power Program for Homes Residential customers may qualify for the one-time rebate on  Solar Panels, of $450 per kilowatt (kW) of DC installed.  The rebate […]

Solar Shingles and Solar Roofs

Solar Shingles and the Solar Power Roof With the rapid advancement of solar power we are now seeing new products enter the market containing “integrated solar panels”. For example, solar shingles. What are Solar shingles? Essentially they are ordinary roof shingles which are made out of photovoltaic materials. They perform the same function as an […]

Solar Shingles

This is a video that shows thin film solar panels used on a home, ok nothing new, but what is interesting is the pricing, the total costs of the installation and panels were 16000 dollars, however 12000 dollars are returned through federal and state clean energy cash incentives and tax rebates. In other words, this […]

Net Metering

What is Net Metering? Net Metering is the practice of consumers “selling” energy to the electricity companies when they have some form of renewable energy facility installed at their home and a surplus is created. A good example of net metering would be the case of someone who owns solar panels or a wind turbine. […]