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 […]
The solar power industry in the United States will still continue to get support from the government even after the debacle with Solyndra. Favorable government measures would still make solar power cost-competitive with other energy sources.
Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted two to one last Wednesday to approve the lease of state prison land to Maryland Solar, which is a solar farm, for the next 20 years.
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 […]
The State of Massachusetts gives a 15% tax credit of up to $1000 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy system on an individual’s primary residence.
Southern California Gas Company is offering a rebate on qualified tankless water heaters. Customers can save up to $200 on models with an Energy Factor of 0.90 or higher.
Home solar power installations in Oregon are eligible for incentives in accordance with state ordinances, and homeowners are also eligible for Residential Energy Tax Credits under special circumstances.
Chinese-owned solar panel giant Suntech has announced plans to erect its U.S. headquarters in a 100,000 square feet location in Phoenix, Arizona. The building of the site, which will also house a manufacturing plant, was announced last Monday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. The Suntech Power facility is expected to be fully operational by the […]
The days of coal being used as the main power source in Upper Kittitas County are coming to an end, thanks to plans for a large solar installation just four miles northeast of the Cle Elum city limits.
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 […]