Posted on May 9, 2017
Beginning February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018, Green Solar Technologies, Inc. will raise funds and awareness for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® by donating $100 to St. Jude for every solar panel installation with a minimum fundraising commitment of $50,000. Green Solar Technologies, Inc. currently operates in 19 states, installing 1000+ solar installations each year.
“We at Green Solar have always understood that customers want solar not only in order to save money, but also because they want to make a positive impact on the environment and their communities. Part of our value proposition is that we enable our customers to directly affect the lives of the thousands of Americans that we employ, who in turn are able to support their families and their communities. We feel that partnering with St. Jude is just an extension of this,” said...
Posted on May 9, 2017
Green Solar Technologies today announced the achievement of being named a Platinum Installer by SolarWorld , one of the world’s largest and most respected solar panel manufacturers. With more than 25 years of experience in the solar energy industry, Green Solar Technologies operates in 19 states and is considered a pioneer in the solar energy industry.
“Green Solar Technologies is a tremendous addition to SolarWorld’s Platinum Installer program,” said Shane Messer, U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for SolarWorld. “Green Solar Technologies has proven to be a premier solar installer time and time again, and we’re thankful for the trust placed in SolarWorld to produce the highest quality solar panels here in America.”
SolarWorld’s Platinum Installer program is reserved for select solar installation companies that meet and exceed stringent criteria for...
Posted on May 8, 2017
In many parts of the world, living in a trailer has gained a social stigma. We’re talking about a rectangular building placed on three wheels and towed to your preferred plot of land. It’s going to take a lot to break that social stigma, but this is a pretty sweet attempt.
PassivDom is an off-grid home. It sidesteps the electrical grid as well as water and sewer service. It’s marketed as utilizing revolutionary breakthrough in wall insulation which they claim makes it very easy to heat and cool. In addition to this self-sustaining angle, it taps into the tiny home movement with a footprint of just 36 m 2 (4 m by 9 m; about 118 390 ft 2 or 13′ by 30′).
For this to make sense you really need to get the “Autonomous” model, the only one that is designed for “off-grid” living and comes with solar panels and battery storage plus water storage and purification. That’ll set...
Posted on Apr 28, 2017
So, here’s something pretty unusual: California harnessed so much solar energy earlier this year that electricity prices turned negative, at least for a short while, according to official data.
At its peak, the state is now supplying more than half of its energy demand through solar farms, solar thermal plants, and domestic cells, the US Energy Information Administration revealed.
Prices can turn negative if the grid is overwhelmed when solar energy production surges. Because the energy is intermittent and it’s expensive to turn off and on conventional power plants, non-renewable sources keep running even when solar is over-performing. Operators then pay customers to take the excess energy out of the grid. In reality, Californians won’t get a windfall. The negative prices last for just a few hours, while bills are averaged out over a much longer timeframe. But it...
Posted on Apr 25, 2017
Nobody likes a drained battery in the middle of a camping trip. Well, noble camper, you need not suffer the same fate as other less-informed adventurers. Solar -powered gadgets not only ensure functional reliability but also often outperform battery-powered equivalents. As equal partners in harnessing the power of nature, the modern camper and solar-powered gadgets go hand in hand.
Here are 10 must-have camping gadgets (all powered by solar), in no particular order.
1. Inflatable Solar Lantern by MPOWERD
Perfect for backpackers with limited space for gear, an inflatable solar lantern from MPOWERD weighs only .3 pounds and emits a soft white LED light. The built-in solar panels are rechargeable and last up to 12 hours after a 7-hour charge in direct sunlight. Even better, the lantern is waterproof and shatterproof, so you can throw it in your pack and...
Posted on Apr 24, 2017
On Tuesday, April 12, representatives from Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort, Duke Energy, and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) flipped a giant light switch to mark the highly anticipated opening of a five-megawatt solar facility. Cleverly designed to resemble the familiar "not-so-hidden-Mickey," the massive solar farm that is located near Epcot is clearly visible from Space.
The farm's 48,000 solar panels will not just help meet Walt Disney World Resort's energy requirements but also those of the surrounding hotels that house the park's visitors. Though producing green energy on such a large scale is a new endeavor, Epcot is no stranger to solar power. The futuristic theme park's Universe of Energy building has been the fuelled by the solar panels fitted on its roof since October 1982!
The Orlando Solar plant is part of the company's ongoing efforts to...
Posted on Apr 20, 2017
Our solar installers in Colorado Springs, CO are dedicated to not only helping customers save money, but also saving the environment at the same time. Many people don’t realize all of the toxic gasses that are released back into the air when you burn fossil fuels as your source of power. Those gasses end up building up and causing all sorts of pollution problems. In turn, it causes issues such a global warming and more. It not only affects you as an individual, but everyone on the planet.
That’s why it is so important that more and more people turn to our solar panel installers to come out and perform a solar panel installation on their home. In doing so, you can help minimize the amount of coal and oil that are required for fracking, drilling and mining. Instead of taking the plants and trees from the land, you can work to keep them right where they belong. It isn’t just...