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How Solar is Changing the Landscape for Utility Companies

Posted on Jan 24, 2019

At present, utility companies across the nation are facing a changing landscape. Contrary to previous predictions, utility companies—which have for generations taken for granted their leverage as providers of electricity—are now looking for means to remain relevant and cope with the way homeowners are choosing to power their homes. Over the past decade, solar energy has been rising to prominence, transforming from inside-out the entire dynamic of how Americans and people the world over are generating their electricity.

At present, many cities and states across the U.S. have even set goals to achieve a particular solar carve out (or solar generation quota) by 2020 and 2030. With as much as solar has done to make a difference already, its utter dominance of the energy sector...

Aurora Blog Interview: "The Key Differences Between Residential and Commercial Solar"

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

Green Solar Technologies's Director of Commercial Sales, Barry Durand, and Design Engineering Manager, Yash Ganti, were recently interviewed and featured in a blog on aurorasolar.com . In the interview they discuss the differences between the process of installing a residential and commercial solar energy system.

Read the full blog linked here: Original Aurora Blog

Or read the full blog transcipt below:

"What are the core differences in serving residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) solar markets as a solar contractor? If you’ve ever thought about expanding your residential solar contracting work to serve commercial customers as well, you might find it helpful to understand what these sectors have in common and where they diverge.

To get the lowdown on some of the key differences in solar contracting for residential and C&I solar...

Last Chance to get 30% Back with the Solar Investment Tax Credit!

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

Tax season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to take advantage of the solar investment tax credit (ITC). If you have purchased a residential or commercial solar energy system, then I have good news--you may be eligible to receive 30 percent back of what you paid for your system!

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created a 30 percent ITC for residential and commercial solar energy systems as an incentive to increase solar installations. The ITC went into effect in 2006 and it has worked tremendously well. So much so, in fact, that it was extended eight years by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and again in 2015 by the Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Since the ITC was introduced solar installations have increased by over 1,600 percent. The ITC is currently set at 30 percent through 2019 but will drop to 26 percent...

Should You Go Solar this Holiday Season?

Posted on Dec 14, 2018

The holiday season is here, and it’s all about giving. You give to others, why not give something to yourself? And what better way to treat yourself than with a gift that actually saves you big money? A solar energy system is a proven way to greatly reduce and even eliminate your electricity bills. The average monthly cost of electricity per home in 2017 was approximately $112. Multiply that by 12 and you’re looking at a very substantial $1,344/year. That’s an extra $1,344 to save, spend or invest however you see fit. On average, a solar panel system saves homeowners upwards of $20,000 in only 20 years. Now, that’s a gift with enduring rewards! Solar energy systems have become extremely efficient and have never been more cost-effective (and cheap). In fact, solar prices have dropped a whopping 99% in the past 40 years. Adding to that bright news, this holiday season ignites...

Become a Solar Ambassador to Fund Holiday Spending

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and it's often a time of excessive spending when it comes to gifts, dinners, travel and other expenses that the season brings. According to The American Research Group, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the average American will spend almost $1,000 on holiday gifts alone. This time of year, many are seeking a convenient “side-hustle” to supplement their income to help cover holiday expenses. The Green Solar Technologies Ambassador program offers one of the easiest and most lucrative side-hustle opportunities available anywhere! Ambassadors can utilize their social media and other networking contacts to spread the word on solar energy and it’s extremely attractive money-saving benefits. With very little effort, interested solar prospects are connected with Green Solar Technologies and Ambassadors are paid $1000 for each lead that becomes an...

Is Winter a Good Time to Go Solar?

Posted on Dec 4, 2018

Winter is upon us, and there is a common misconception among those thinking of converting to solar energy that winter is not the time to go solar. But the truth is that winter is just as good a time as any to invest in and to enjoy the benefits of a solar energy system. For those thinking of investing in a new solar energy system, consider that it takes time to have a solar panel system fully installed and wired into the local power grid. Purchasing and installing a solar energy system now ensures that the system will be up and running before the summer months begin. Also be aware that in most regions, solar panel installers prefer installing panels in the winter months to avoid the uncomfortably hot conditions when working on roofs in the summer months. For those living in regions that enjoy seasonal changes in temperature, it may come as a pleasant surprise to know that...

LADWP Solar Incentive Expires at the End of 2018

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

If you are a homeowner in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) service area, this is your last chance to jump in on their solar incentive program. Now until December 31, 2018, LADWP is offering $0.25 per watt for residential solar energy systems. This amounts to an average of $2,500 for a 10 kW system (about 30 solar panels) in net savings to LA homeowners who apply for the incentive within the next five weeks.

There are approximately $7 million worth of rebate funds available for the program—enough for only 5,000–7,000 more homes to purchase a solar energy system and cash in before the end-of-the-year deadline.

Once LADWP ends the incentive, it will be gone for good!

So help yourself with the reduced cost for your solar panel installation by acting NOW. Contact Green Solar Technologies and let us...