How Renters Can Go Solar

How Renters Can Go Solar

Posted on Dec 3, 2019

So you want to go solar, but you’re renting? Fear not. Whether you live in a house or apartment complex, we can still make this happen for you. But it will require only one simple, yet important step—you'll need to get your landlord on board.

Sometimes people come to us excited to go solar. They understand the environmental as well as financial benefits to this big decision, but they are not the owners of the property they live in. So how can we get you producing your own electricity straight from the photons of the sun? Well, you have already accomplished the first step. Your learned about solar and why it’s the best way to reduce your carbon footprint as well as to cut electricity costs. The next step is getting your landlord to see the light as you do . . . literally.

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Environmentally Beneficial Concerts

Artists Join the Fight with ‘Environmentally Beneficial’ Concerts

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

This Friday, Coldplay released their new album. But despite demand by fans for an upcoming tour, it may not happen as soon as expected. The band has pledged to make any future tour of theirs “actively beneficial” to the environment.

Chris Martin, the lead singer, announced that the group will wait to perform their new album, Everyday Life, until they can ensure the tour would be carbon neutral. “Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral. How do we turn it around so it’s not so much taking as giving?” Some of the efforts include trying to achieve solar-powered shows and cutting out single-use plastic.

Billie Eilish has also announced plans to make her world tour “as green as possible”....

Solar Tax Exemptions in CA

Solar Energy Generation Remains Tax-Exempt

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

California has tradition of leading the nation with action toward a greener world. First in late 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill committing the state to 100% renewable energy by 2045 , making it one of only two states (the other Hawaii) focused on producing its energy from cleaner, sustainable natural resources.

Shortly after, California passed a law mandating all new homes built after January 1, 2020 to be equipped with a solar electric system offsetting 100% of its electricity usage (with caveats added for the inclusion of energy storage systems or construction with green building materials).

Most recently, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill protecting consumer investments in rooftop solar energy. The bill is AB 1208 and was authored by Assembly member Phil...

Commercial Solar Project Savings

Commercial Solar Project Savings

Posted on Nov 7, 2019

Here, at the Green Solar Technologies blog , we often concentrate on the great many advantages of going solar for homeowners. These advantages range far and wide—from increasing your property value to saving loads of money on your electricity bill, from achieving energy independence to supporting the American economy—even reducing pollution levels in your city. Of the approximate 76 million homeowners in the U.S., more than 13 million have already gone solar in the past decade and reaped enormous benefits. The average residential solar panel installation will save homeowners $18,000 over the span a typical financing period (13 years) , and that is just while paying off the system. After that, the savings skyrocket making the cost for electricity production nearly free.

As amazing as all of this sounds, commercial...

Why Every Solar Quote is Unique

Why Every Solar Quote is Unique

Posted on Oct 18, 2019

We are often approached by homeowners who want a quick and snappy quote during our first conversation. This is not possible. Anyone who provides instant quotes without due process is selling you Solar Spam . In order to understand what your solar quote means, you will have to understand the process necessary to arrive at one.

What is the Solar Quote Process?

The first thing we do is discuss your interest in solar and what you expect to accomplish by making the switch. We will tell you about our company and the services we provide to help fulfill your expectations. We’ll also answer all of your questions about going solar. To learn more about this process, read the blog about Booking your FREE Solar Consultation .

Next, we review your electricity bill. This is crucial as we cannot possibly guess what your system...

Avoid Dangerous Power Shutdowns by Going Solar

Avoid Dangerous Power Shutdowns by Going Solar

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Home and business owners are finding more reasons all the time to ditch their utility company. First it was to find a more sustainable energy resource. With access to fossil fuels dwindling every decade and a virtually limitless supply of photon beaming from the sun, it made sense to seek solar as an alternative energy source.

The next wave of solar advocates wanted to look for more environmentally-friendly ways to produce energy. They found by going solar they were able to cut down greenhouse emissions and reduce their carbon footprint. So, again solar was the answer.

Next, we have home and business owners concerned with having to pay escalating utility costs. Purchasers of solar power generation systems found that in just a few short years solar costs break even with power...

Trumps Solar Tariffs lead to more US Businesses

Trump’s Solar Tariffs lead to more U.S. Businesses

Posted on Oct 1, 2019

In the wake of the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearings that took place in 2017, we have seen President Trump’s solar tariffs take affect against foreign dumping. Critics of the order were speculating that this would ultimately hurt the solar industry, and at first it seemed it might have. But in recent months, we have noticed the emergence of foreign companies setting up shop inside the United States in order to remain competitive in the American solar market.

The latest of these relocating companies is Hanwha Q Cells—a 20 year old solar module manufacturer employing 8,500, previously known for its sales headquarters in Oceania, Asia, and Europe. Now we can add America to that list as they have recently opened a manufacturing location in Dalton, GA alongside their Irvine, CA sales office....