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Trump To Approve Nevada Solar Power Plant

Posted on Jan 17, 2020

Trump Approves Gemini Project

The Trump Administration is slated to approve the soon-to-be biggest solar power plant in the United States. The Gemini Project is a 690-megawatt power plant will be even larger than the 579-megawatt Solar Star power plant currently holding that record in Rosamond, California.

Plans to build the Gemini project are already in motion and it is expected to be fully operational by December 1, 2023. It will be built in the Mojave Desert along Interstate 15, approximately 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas and will cover 7,100 acres of federal land. Berkshire subsidiary NV Energy will be using the electricity it generates. The $1 billion Gemini project also will come with 380 megawatts of four-hour lithium ion battery storage, providing a reservoir during the evening hours while it’s not producing electricity. Solar Partners,...

What To Do After Going Solar

Posted on Dec 17, 2019

What To Do After Going Solar

So you made the big switch to solar energy. Congratulations! Your energy independence has just begun! It’s okay to celebrate. You’ve been paying power bills your entire life and now you’re finally investing in yourself as the new owner of your solar power-generating home.

It’s great to be free from the endless cycle of utility company dependency. And as the utility rates continue to rise at the rate of approximately 5% per year, you will be immune to these increases with your fixed monthly plan. Things are looking better indeed, but your journey is not over quite yet. You will need to have a few small details in place from this point forward to ensure that your solar photovoltaic system is working in perfect order, generating electricity for you day after day, year after year. Transitioning to solar is after all an...

Working In The Solar Photovoltaics Industry

Posted on Dec 11, 2019

Working In The Solar Photovoltaics Industry

Have you found yourself in the market for a new career opportunity? Do you want to be part of a growing industry where you can positively contribute to a greener world? I have worked extensively in the renewable energy sector for about three years now, and I can tell you it is a constantly expanding and evolving industry with enormous room for growth.

The business model for solar requires a pantheon of highly-skilled professionals covering the gamut of educational backgrounds and abilities. Everything from marketing to sales to project management—even manufacturers and truck drivers—make up the solar industry landscape. No matter what your skill set or interest is, it is likely that with a little heart and sweat equity, you can in some way enter into this field and make a positive contribution....

How Renters Can Go Solar

Posted on Dec 3, 2019

How Renters Can Go Solar

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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Solar Energy Generation Remains Tax-Exempt

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Solar Tax Exemptions in CA

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...

Artists Join the Fight with ‘Environmentally Beneficial’ Concerts

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Environmentally Beneficial Concerts

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”....

Commercial Solar Project Savings

Posted on Nov 7, 2019

Commercial Solar Project Savings

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...