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What is an SREC? What is an SREC?
SREC, (or Solar REC), stands for Solar Renewable Energy Certificate. An SREC is a tradable certificate that represents all the clean energy benefits of electricity generated from your solar electric system. SREC's will be issued to you regularly as your solar panels generate each 1000 kiloWatt hours (see our solar term g┬Člossary). In rough numbers, a 5 kW system will usually earn you almost 6 SREC Credits each year.
February 22, 2010
Solar Hot Water  -  The most cost effective Solar Solution! Solar Hot Water - The most cost effective Solar Solution!
Solar hot water system size and cost depends upon number people in your household, water usage, radiant floor heating, ground or roof mounting systems can be installed from $3500 up to $10,000.
February 22, 2010
Solar Systems Design Inc,  Installs 10.8 kw System in NJ - Solar Systems Design Inc, Installs 10.8 kw System in NJ -
Description of Installation: This installation consists of 48 Sanyo HIT Power 210N for a total of output rating of 10.8kw. The panels are mounted in groups of 16 on 3 Watson AZ-225 Dual Axis Trackers which track the movement of the sun for maximum exposure and performance. Each array are tied to Sunny Boy 4000 US inverters for AC/DC conversion.
February 22, 2010
Net Metering Key to Solar Energy Future Net Metering Key to Solar Energy Future
"Net Metering" is the policy that allows utility customers to sell extra solar power back to the power company for credit but in many states, net metering is not allowed and in many others, customers can only sell their power for half price or less. This, more than any other technical reason, is what is holding up full U.S. implementation of solar power.
February 17, 2010
Colorado University goes Solar!
The first solar electric grid inter-tie system installed at Colorado University's Mountain Research Center located near Nederland Colorado in the fall of 2009.
February 17, 2010
Patio Shade Structures Patio Shade Structures
A patio shade structure or new roof can be an attractive compliment or practical necessity for your solar system. By hiring a solar installer who is also a licensed General for these projects you can save money.
February 17, 2010
Wind Uplift on Solar Panels Wind Uplift on Solar Panels
How to determine the uplift on solar panels due to wind. Check out this article for solar panel uplift concerns.
February 4, 2010
China develops 2000 megawatt project China develops 2000 megawatt project
Esolar and China Shandong Penglai strike deal to develop a 2000 megawatt project in China over the next 10 years. Esolar has agreed to license it's solar technology to Penglai and help boost renewable energy generating capacity in China.
February 3, 2010
Obama Awards Billions for Clean Energy Obama Awards Billions for Clean Energy
President Obama has awarded $2.3 billion dollars to investment tax credits to facilities which utilize clean energy. Clean Energy Clean Energy
February 3, 2010
20,000 Megawatts of Solar by 2022 20,000 Megawatts of Solar by 2022
Manmohan Singh India's Prime Minister has laid out a solar plan to produce 20,000 megawatts by the year 2022. This is an ambitious goal and shows India plans to be a leader in alternative energy. India currently uses under 9 megawatts of solar electric.
February 3, 2010
Trillions Invested in South Korea Trillions Invested in South Korea
South Korea has announced a combined 4.4 trillion dollars of investment money will be provided by company giants such as Samsung Group and Hanwa Group. The money will be used to make Sejong City an "international science and business belt".
February 3, 2010
Oil Drops Oil Drops
Worldwide oil companies and sustainable energy. Solar energy stays at top of headlines while Global Oil Demand has dropped 50% from a 2008 all time high.
February 3, 2010
PA Approves 12 Solar Projects PA Approves 12 Solar Projects
PA Governor Edward Rendell announces financing approval of $10 million dollars for 12 new PA solar projects. The total capacity would be enough to power 1,000 homes and estimated 9.1 megawatt total systems. These solar systems are spread out over PA.
February 3, 2010
Santa Monica Solar Farms Santa Monica Solar Farms
SolarReserve of Santa Monica, California is planning two solar farms to produce grids which will offer electricity on demand. This will allow the potential buyers, NV Energy in Nevada and Pacific Gas and Electric in California to pull electricity after the sun goes down.
February 3, 2010
Clean Energy in '09 Clean Energy in '09
Clean Energy in 2009 has proven to be every bit as successful as hoped. From Obama stepping into office January 2009 and signing the Federal Stimulus Bill (ARRA) in February 2009. 20 billion dollars has been alloted to alternative energy solutions and more bailot funds.
February 3, 2010
Morris County Solar Panels Morris County Solar Panels
Morris County Improvement Authority in New Jersey approved a contract for solar PV panels to be installed on 14 public schools and a few county government buildings. The contract is for $22.3 million dollars and awarded to SunDurance Energy and Tioga.
February 3, 2010
DOE Gives 4 Million for Solar Development DOE Gives 4 Million for Solar Development
1366 Technologies a Boston based technology solar company has received $4 million dollars from the Department of Energy (DOE) to research and aid in a cost reduction study for the development and production of silicon solar photovoltaic cells.
February 3, 2010
24,000 Mirrors in the Mojave Desert 24,000 Mirrors in the Mojave Desert
California eSolar is one of a few companies on the west coast bringing solar energy into mainstream. One project in the Mojave Desert consists of 24,000 mirrors which track the sun and harness the solar power to generate electricity. ESolar has raised over $170 mil.
February 3, 2010
Skyrocketing Solar Sector Skyrocketing Solar Sector
President Obama talks about stimulating jobs in the US and focuses on energy jobs and Solar Energy being one of the main sectors to create jobs, growth and innovation moving forward. The solar sector is about to skyrocket!
February 3, 2010
Solar Energy Production in San Bernardino County Desert Solar Energy Production in San Bernardino County Desert
Bechtel Construction Co. is teaming up with 2 local unions to create a 440-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System in the San Bernardino County desert. It is estimated that this solar project will generate up to 1,000 new jobs.
February 3, 2010
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