SEIA Focus on New Solar Automated Permit Processing Program

Posted on Oct 1, 2018

SEIA Solar Permitting Process

The focus of a new initiative in the U.S. will be its $1 per Watt soft costs for residential PV systems. The Solar Foundation and The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) are set to activate the new Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) program on the first day of the SPI 2018 event.

The goal of this initiative is to reduce financial stagnation and processing difficulties with regards to permitting and inspections for both solar production and energy storage. It will include a new certification process for installers and for key components which is intended to make the process more fluid for homeowners.

“The solar permitting process could greatly benefit with attention to what is causing delays and difficulty during the solar panel installation process. By reforming this process, solar will become more convenient and affordable, especially for...

New LADWP Home Insulation Rebate Program

Posted on Sep 20, 2018

LADWP REBATE

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have announced a $100 million home insulation rebate program Friday. Its goal is to reduce energy consumption and cut DWP bills.

Garcetti suggested that adding insulation will reduce usage of air-conditioning and reduce pressure on the city’s power grid.

“We are here to help people shrink their bills and make their homes more comfortable,” Garcetti said. “This insulation rebate program will help take pressure off the electrical grid, which is increasingly stressed by a warming climate, so we can keep reducing the number of power outages caused by extreme temperatures.”

This program will prove homeowners a rebate that will cover $...

California Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Posted on Sep 11, 2018

California Commits to 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

The state of California has made a bold declaration Monday, joining Hawaii as the only two states in the U.S. committed to 100% renewable energy by 2045. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill which builds to the momentum set by the state to offset the effects of climate change. The bill was authorized barely days before Brown’s hosting of a global conference on climate change in San Francisco, in a grand finale of gravitas to usher California’s leadership in environmental safety and long-term sustainability. “California is committed to doing whatever is necessary to meet the existential threat of climate change,” Brown stated during a signing observance at the Capitol. “And yes, it is an existential threat. No matter what the naysayers may say, it is a real, present danger to California and to the people of the world.”

The...

The Truth about Solar Spam Advertising

Posted on Aug 17, 2018

Solar Spam Advertising

Solar Spam Advertising

The first spam message was transmitted over telegraph wires in 1864. Ever since, companies have been struggling to say the right things to get their customers' attention. In regard to solar, you may have heard phrases like "Get solar at no cost!” or “Never pay utility bills again!” This would be considered solar spam . Whether it be a telemarketing call, mail brochure, TV or radio advertisement, or even an otherwise legit solar company, selling solar isn’t always easy because many people don’t understand it. So rather than educate their customers on the facts, some companies try to the bait and switch effect to get homeowners to make the move toward solar. At Green Solar Technologies , we do our diligence to provide you with only correct and useful information so that you can make a more informed decision...

Solar vs. the Utility Company [Video]

Posted on Aug 6, 2018

Solar vs Utility

Summer is notoriously the season for family picnics, BBQs, going to the beach, and all around fun in the sun. It’s known across the U.S. as the time for county fairs, street festivals, vacations, and pool parties. But sometimes, it just gets too hot to enjoy the outdoors. Air conditioning is vitally necessary which isn’t always cheap if you own a medium to large home and have it turned on high all day. Utility company dependency, coupled with powering indoor summer activities, can potentially boost your monthly electricity cost way up. This begs the question, are we being smart about our electricity costs? Is there a way we can lower our electricity bill without having to change our lifestyle? Traditional methods like getting all of your electricity from the utility company have for generations been the only way to keep those lights on and that air...

Denver, CO Commits To Renewable Energy

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

Denver Commits To Renewable Energy

Solar initiatives are spreading across the nation. A couple months ago, California passed a mandate requiring all new homes built in California to include solar panels starting in 2020. Colorado is the latest state among many to join the renewable energy trend.

Mayor Michael Hancock of the city of Denver, CO Michael Hancock last week unveiled the City of Denver’s 80×50 Climate Action Plan. Its stated goal is to transition Denver to 100% clean, renewable electricity by the year 2030. This would make Denver the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100% clean electricity, joining nine other Colorado communities which have also adopted the clean energy objective.

"We're going to lead by example by moving our city facilities to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025," said Hancock, who...

Green Solar Technologies Sponsors Sahar Zvik in MotoAmerica Championship Of Utah

Posted on Jul 19, 2018

MotoAmerica Championship Of Utah

North Hollywood, CA — Green Solar Technologies , a national solar installation company out of southern California, will be sponsoring motorcycle racer Sahar Zvik in the MotoAmerica Championship of Utah. The event will take place at Miller Motorsport Park in Erda, UT beginning Friday, July 20 th and going through Sunday, July 22 nd .

Zvik, number 161, has been motorcycle racing for 12 years. He began racing in the 600cc class and in 2016 moved up to 1000ccs.

For this weekend’s event, Zvik will be joining the Stock 1000 Qualifying Round for 1000cc motorcycle racers. He will be riding his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Motorcycle for a clean Top 10 finish. There will be a Eurmax Canopy set-up for Zvik at the beginning of the event for public relations.

The Stock 1000...