A Tale of Two Subsidies

Posted on Oct 27, 2017

This week, Administrator Scott Pruitt of the Environmental Protection Agency expressed his clear opposition toward the federal tax credits currently in place for the renewable energy industry with these harrowing words: “I would do away with these incentives that we give to wind and solar.” He continued, “I’d let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources, and let utilities make real-time market decisions on those types of things as opposed to being propped up by tax incentives and other types of credits that occur, both in the federal level and state level.” This kind of technology-resistant talk comes as no surprise to those who have been paying attention to the federal government’s involvement in support of energy resources over the past century. Coal, natural gas, and oil have been practically the sole recipients of government tax breaks and...

Solar Import Conflict Awaits Resolution

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

As the struggle continues for the American solar industry to come to an agreement regarding the devastating economic effects of dumping from foreign companies, two U.S. manufacturers are easing their requests for penalties in hopes to strike a resolution. As an alternative to imposing import solar tariffs, SolarWorld and Suniva are now proposing a licensing fee for all solar imports to balance the pricing competition. This conflict has risen out of urgency for American solar manufacturers and installers competing in the local market against outside companies. The concern American-based solar companies have is competing for business within their own country against the unrealistic pricing of solar imports. Because of U.S. wage laws, work environment requirements, quality control initiatives, and the safekeeping of product warranties with every solar power generation...

Utah Solar Energy Incentives

Posted on Oct 6, 2017

Utah is a very special state in many respects. Everybody knows the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, but how many know that Utah has five national parks—Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef, as well as six national forests—Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache? Utah is actually the only state in the country where every county contains some national forest. The beehive was chosen as the emblem for the provisional State of Deseret in 1848 and was maintained on the seal of the State of Utah when it became a state in 1896. Utahans relate the beehive symbol to industry and the pioneer virtues of thrift and perseverance. Utah has the highest birth rate as well as the youngest population of any U.S. state. It also has the highest literacy rate among the states in the United States...

Is New Mexico a New Frontier For Solar?

Posted on Sep 27, 2017

Solar Farm in New Mexico

New Mexico may very well be one of the nation’s best places for home and commercial solar for more than a few obvious reasons which we’ll be exploring further in this article.

As of 2016, New Mexico has seen growth in many different areas of solar energy such as overall solar installation growing 258.5 MW in a single year alone to the price of solar reducing 55% over last 5 years and the overall powering of over 170,000 homes with clean sustainable solar energy. All this growth would not be possible without the available solar incentives and renewable programs.

One reason New Mexico may be a new frontier for solar could be due in part by incentives like The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which is currently a 30 percent federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential and commercial and utility investors in solar energy...

Green Solar Technologies Ranked #1 Solar Installer in CA

Posted on Sep 26, 2017

The solar industry has spoken. Green Solar Technologies (GST) has been ranked #1 Solar Installer in California and #4 in the nation at SolarReviews—the largest and most comprehensive customer review web source dedicated to solar installers across the United States. GST may be at the number one spot now, but they didn’t start there. They have been working tirelessly all year to stand out among CA installers by providing full-service solar panel installations and financing options for every type of home and business owner nationwide. One thing that separates them from other installers is that their primary product manufacturer is SolarWorld USA , America’s most successful and longest-lasting solar panel manufacturer established in 1975. GST begins the process for people looking to go solar with a start-up solar consultation. During this time, their product knowledge expert Solar...

Renewable Energy Re-energizing Communities

Posted on Sep 15, 2017

Green Solar Technologies - Solar Communuity

LOS ANGELES – September 18, 2017

By Sam Jefferies

The positive economic effects of the solar power industry driving a surge of new jobs and energizing the U.S. economy. According to Los Angeles-based Green Solar Technologies (GST), a national solar installation company, small towns, and rural communities are reaping the benefits from the surge in solar business. According to energy.gov, as of 2016, the solar workforce grew at a rate 12 times faster than the overall economy, and since 2010, this workforce has increased by 123 percent. Based on recent numbers from The Solar Foundation’s Solar Job Census, more than 260,000 Americans are working in the field, giving a boost to the U.S. economy across the board.

At Green Solar Technologies, Business Development Manager Steve Bagish stated: “We...

Solar Energy Incentives in Pennsylvania

Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Skyline - Green Solar Technologies

Pennsylvanians have a lot to be proud about. In 1776, the catalytic Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and courageously signed by the founding fathers in Philadelphia, America’s original capital city. Then in 1787 at the Philadelphia Convention (now known as the Constitutional Convention), the Constitution of the Unites States was drafted by then future-President James Madison and made official law of the new nation. The Keystone State’s motto is “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence” appropriately, and is famous worldwide for Valley Forge, Gettysburg, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. The country’s first circulating library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, was founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. The first all-motion-picture theater in the world was opened on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh in 1905. Another first in the world was...