Solar Installer Ready for 2020 California Solar Mandate
Posted on May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018 (LOS ANGELES) A California solar company driving the growth of rooftop solar across the USA is now about to find itself expanding operations right in its own backyard. Green Solar Technologies, like others in the solar industry, is anticipating a very positive development on May 9th as the California Energy Commission decides to implement the decision to require all new homes built in California include solar panels starting in 2020. If approved as expected, the new solar mandate will: Apply to all houses, condos, and apartment buildings up to three stories tall Home Builders would get “compliance credits” for installing battery systems Allow exemptions when homes or buildings are shaded by buildings or trees Green Solar Technologies’s Chief Operating Officer Ed Harner believes the Commission will affirm the new solar requirements and has geared up the company’s suppliers,...
Green Solar Technologies on “The Keven Cohen Show”
Posted on May 1, 2018
Full Audio of the Interview can be accessed here. The climate for solar energy is rapidly expanding all across America. More homeowners are becoming aware of the benefits of solar technology and are ditching their perennial utility providers for the more long-term rewards found in solar energy. Heading the onslaught of new solar panel installations in America is Green Solar Technologies, a national installer based out of North Hollywood, CA. Recently its COO Edward Harner appeared on "The Keven Cohen Show" on WQXL FM "The Point" located in Columbia, South Carolina. Edward discussed at length with Host Keven Cohen everything from the growing landscape for solar to the homeowner’s right to freedom of choice. “The sun is always shining and is the beginning of all energy in our solar system,” says Edward. “So why not harness it and create your own power?” This may come as...
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
by Geddy Friedman 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...
Savings Over Time with Solar Power
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
By Geddy Friedman
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...
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-...
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...