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Solar Power with No Upfront Costs

If Arizona Public Service’s proposal will be approved, its customers will enjoy solar power without having to shell out a large amount of money for the installation. The utility is planning to place solar panels on its customer’s rooftops. Consumers will be charged at the present energy rates. No added costs for cleaner energy. A […]

Green Energy Ohio – GEO Solar Thermal Rebate Program

Green Energy Ohio, or GEO, is the entity which represents the state of Ohio in the American Solar Energy Society.  This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion of economic and environmental energy policies, and sustainable and efficient practices. GEO has been greatly honored by being accepted by the Sierra Club to receive funding and […]

Everyday Uses of Solar Power

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 […]

Benefits of Green Solar Energy

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 […]

Solar Powered Lighting in the News

Ikea has recently come out with a new solution for outdoor solar powered lighting.  The Ikea SOLIG light series consists of outdoor lights which are run on solar power.  Each light in the Ikea SOLIG light series contains a solar panel which absorbs solar energy during the day, storing power in a small internal battery which is […]

Solar Water Heating Program in Florida

Gulf Power, of Pensacola, Florida is running a pilot program to make solar water heating affordable by providing rebates to qualified customers. This program will run for the period of one year, starting on January 1, 2009.  During the first pilot year of the Solar Thermal Water Heating Rebate Pilot Program, Gulf Power will provide […]

Renewable Energy Fund Grants, Rhode Island

The following incentives are available: Commercial, business and institutional projects: up to $250,000 per year. Non-profit affordable housing developments: up to $200,000 per year ($100,000 per award per year). Municipal renewable energy projects: up to $1 million per year ($500,000 per award per year). Technical and feasibility studies: up to $200,000 per year Renewable energy […]

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 […]