Lets face it: taxes are confusing. When that certain time of year rolls around, feelings of apprehension and dread have a tendency to appear. Perplexing language, strange looking forms and a constantly changing tax code can leave one utterly bewildered. If you received a tax credit last year for installing some energy efficient windows or a […]
Last October, Energy Secretary Steven Chu promised that the White House would install solar panels and a solar hot water heater before the start of the summer season.
Cogenra Solar is a solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions provider. It announced that it completed a solar cogeneration project at General Hydroponics, which is the leading manufacturer of indoor agricultural systems and fertilizers for crops.
Last October, the Obama administration announced that it plans to install solar panels on the roof of the White House. This would be the 30 years after the solar panels installed during Jimmy Carter’s rule were taken down. The target date for the installation is in spring.
Good news for homeowners and businesses that plan to go solar in 2011. There are several federal tax credits that are still in effect or have been extended for the year. There’s the uncapped 30 percent federal tax credit on solar hot water and residential solar electric systems that are in effect until 2016. The […]
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.
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund implemented a Residential Solar Thermal Incentive Program in the hopes of stimulating development of renewable energy and creating more green jobs in the state.
In September 2008, my power bill was $625.79. When I opened the bill I just about blew a gasket, and out of pure frustration I began thinking about how to reduce this massive monthly payment. I changed out all the light bulbs to CFL. I went from three computer monitors to two. I lowered the […]
We’ve all heard quite a lot about the benefits of solar energy. We’ve heard about plans to create solar-power plants which will be able to supply energy to whole cities. We have heard of the benefits of installing a complete solar power system in our homes. But what about the more simple, daily applications of […]
To fully understand the benefits of green solar energy, its important to first understand how solar energy is harnessed. There are two types of green solar energy – thermal, and light. Thermal energy is considered to be passive solar energy. This type of green solar energy is harnessed through the design and materials which are […]