Green Solar Technologies Expands to the Midwest
Posted on Apr 17, 2018
Green Solar Technologies , a national solar company headquartered in Los Angeles with thousands of successful solar installations across the United States, is now enabling residents of Iowa and Kansas to go solar. The growth of Green Solar Technologies’s operations in the Midwest started in Missouri and adds to the expanding national importance of residential solar energy systems which help homeowners save by decreased electricity expenses, increased federal tax savings, and environmental benefits. Statistics from the Solar Industry Energy Association show residential solar is continuing to shatter records: In the second quarter of 2017 the residential U.S. market installed 2,387 MWdc of solar PV, an 8% increase year-over-year and the largest second quarter ever reported. Through the first half of 2017, 22% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the U...
Import Tariffs Not Stopping Solar Growth
Posted on Apr 12, 2018
Last summer, the solar industry was up in arms over the direction solar was taking. Companies outside the United States were charged by American manufacturers and installers with dumping solar panels into the country at or below cost. This drastically affected the landscape of solar growth in America as well as how the national economy was able to prosper with the transition. American-based companies like Suniva and SolarWorld contended that they were struggling to compete with the prices of solar panels by companies from countries like China and India who cut costs of workers and of product quality to position themselves in front of everyone else. This conflict ultimately led to an International Trade Commission hearing in Washington D.C. last August with its aim to reach measures which would level the playing field for solar in the United States. Green Solar Technologies was present...
Savings Over Time with Solar Power
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
The most commonly asked question from customers
The most common question we get asked about going solar is “How much does it cost?” Of course! It all comes down to affordability. The answer to this question however can be misleading if you are not considering the full picture in context. If you are going to look at the total price of a solar power generation system, it is critical to also look at the cumulative cost of staying with your utility company and compare the two. Solar energy is an investment, and one that pays off exponentially more over time. Understanding the benefits of solar short and long-term
If you go with a financing term, it will be on a fixed monthly payment, while utility companies continue to raise their rates to accommodate upkeep of the grid, company bonuses, and inflation. It may take up to 3 or 4...
California Solar Energy Overflow
Posted on Mar 14, 2018
California is taking solar energy to a whole new level The days where proponents of renewable energy must carry the burden of proof for advocating solar as a viable alternative to fossil fuel energy are coming to a screeching halt. On March 5 th , California served up 50% of the state’s demand for electricity. The next day, a second record was reported by utility operators for a total of 10,411 megawatts generated from solar energy, beating even last year’s record by 5%. Overgeneration has become such a phenomenon in the state of California that the state is regularly giving away electricity to Arizona and other states to avoid overpowering its own power lines. In fact, sometimes it pays out other states to take it. What’s even better than free energy? Energy that pays! The same happened for eight days in the month of January and nine more in February. The over-...
The Solar Tariff Game-Changer
Posted on Feb 2, 2018
President Donald Trump's New Deal for Solar The landscape is rapidly changing for the solar industry. As a result of President Trump's recent decision on Section 201 Solar Trade Case, a new tariff will be charged to all solar imports coming into the USA. Companies that wish to sell foreign solar panel components in America will be hit hard with a 30% tariff in the first year, 25% in the second year, 20% in the third year, and 15% in the fourth year. The reasoning behind this is to level the playing field for American solar companies to compete in the market as part of Trump’s presidential agenda to “Buy American and Hire American.” This will affect how foreign manufacturers of solar can sell their solar panels in America as well as the prices they can sell them for. Buy American Solar and Save on System Costs If you as the fiscally-concerned American...
Green Solar Technologies in the Los Angeles Times
Posted on Feb 2, 2018
The Trump administration on Monday announced a decision to impose new tariffs on cheap, imported solar panels, which industry experts say could slow U.S. installations by as much as 11% through 2022. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Fees on solar panel imports imposed this week by the Trump administration threaten to increase customer costs and cut solar energy growth by as much as 11% over the next five years, but the industry remains optimistic that the roadblock will be temporary. The new tariffs probably will add about $650 to the average solar power system a homeowner would buy, said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the Solar Energy Industries Assn. But the added cost is unlikely to stop consumers and businesses from going solar or force solar companies out of business, she said. "I think in the long run, there's no turning...
Nevada Solar is Back in Business
Posted on Jan 11, 2018
Exciting News For Nevadan Homeowners After nearly two years of set-backs and policy deliberation, we finally have very exciting news to share to homeowners in the state of Nevada. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has unanimously approved a draft order initiating new rules and regulations accommodating solar homes. Now solar is once again a viable option for homeowners looking for new and better ways to power their homes. The decision was set into law recently with the signing of Assembly Bill 405 by Governor Sandoval in the wake of hundreds of solar worker layoffs and several installers pulling out of the state. The homeowners of Nevada have spoken of their frustration and their voices have been heard with the reinstitutionalization of net-metering which is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the...