Developing Countries Embrace Solar Energy

Developing Countries Embrace Solar Energy

Developing Countries Embrace Solar Energy Because solar research involves universities, governments and research institutions around the world, it can seem daunting to get a handle on the latest developments in this important technology.   Regardless of the geography...

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Factors to Consider When Going Solar

Factors to Consider When Going Solar Factors to consider when going solar include the solar installation's cost and feasibility.  There are key questions that must be answered before you make the financial investment in a solar energy system for your home or business....

Going Solar Reduces Health Costs

Going Solar Reduces Health Costs Going solar reduces health costs  - a new reason to make the shift from fossil fuels to solar energy.  The World Health Organization reports that millions die each year from unhealthy environment, air pollution notably the largest...

New York Leads Solar Industry

New York Leads Solar Industry New York leads solar industry in 2017 - no doubt about that headline!  New York state continues to be among the top ten states in the US in terms of its solar market.  State and local incentives for solar installations continue to...

Fortune Magazine Documents Solar Growth

Fortune Magazine Documents Solar Growth Fortune Magazine documents solar growth in a recent article in describing the rapid expansion of alternative energy use in the U.S.  In their June 15, 2017 article entitled "Wind and Solar Hit a New Record in the U.S. and...

Accessible Solar Power

Accessible Solar Power Ensures Our Energy Future Accessible solar power provides many reasons to take advantage of the free and abundant power of the sun.  The first and foremost reason, however, is that utilizing solar energy to power the planet is better for the...

Solar Energy NOW: There is no time like NOW to go solar!

Solar energy NOW is a No-Brainer!  As the world’s need for clean and efficient energy increases and the world’s supply of oil and natural gas inevitably decline, pursuing sources of renewable energy has never been more important. One renewable asset that could meet...

Go Solar Increase Home Value and Your Return on Investment

Go solar increase home value at resale Go solar increase home value and your profits when you sell your home is the conclusion of an extensive study published in 2015.  A multi-institutional research team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence...

NY Solar Smart Through Collaboration and Teamwork

NY Solar Smart Initiative by SUNY Did you know that NY is Solar Smart?  This wasn't always the case.  Solar production in NYC 10-15 years ago was minimal - like in most other American cities.  There were extensive policy and technical barriers, no real distribution...

Bio-Solar Technology: New Developments

Bio-Solar Technology Research The leading innovator in the field of of bio-solar technology research is University of Tennessee professor Barry D. Bruce, whom Forbes magazine called one of “Ten Revolutionaries Who May Change the World” in 2007.  Bruce, who is a...

Solar Jobs: Solar Employment on the Rise in NY

National Solar Jobs Census The Solar Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing solar energy use worldwide, including increasing solar jobs in the US and abroad. The key goal of the organization is to increase access to this clean,...

A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty

A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty Good News for Solar Energy Americans are increasingly aware of the potential of renewable energy to both reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels -- both foreign and domestic sources -- and decrease emissions of climate-changing...

Making Solar Big Enough to Matter

The US should sit up and take notice of a  March 21, 2017 article in the New York Times entitled “Making Solar Big Enough to Matter.”  The essence of the article is to document how quickly and efficiently China is expanding its solar power capabilities, outpacing...

Why Make the Shift to Solar Energy?

Why Make the Shift to Solar Energy? As the world’s interest in sources of clean and efficient energy increases and our supply of oil and natural gas inevitably decline, taking a critical look at renewable energy assets to ensure our future has never been more...

Cost Savings for Solar Energy Installations

As you gather your documents and search for those all-important deductions for your state and Federal income taxes for 2016, don’t forget that there are certain energy-efficient improvements you may have made to your home in 2016 that may allow you to claim a credit...

Residential Energy Credits in Tax Year 2016

Most of us are in the process of preparing our state and Federal income taxes for 2016. As you gather your documents and search for those all-important deductions, don’t forget that there are certain energy-efficient improvements you may have made to your home in 2016...

Jimmy Carter Brings Solar to Plains, Georgia

Solar Energy Comes to Plains, Georgia In the February 11, 2017 edition of the New York Times, solar energy made the national news.   Former President, Jimmy Carter, recently installed 3,852 solar panels on ten acres of his peanut farm to help power over one-half of...

The Benefits of Going Solar

The Benefits of Going Solar The decline in supply of easily accessible oil and natural gas and the negative impact our use of fossil fuels is having on our environment has resulted in increased interest in sources of clean and efficient energy.  Taking a critical look...

Twenty Facts You Need to Know About Solar Energy

Solar power is justifiably viewed as the most easy-to-access energy resource available today. You can't find any non-renewable energy source, safe for the environment, that can provide the endless energy that solar power can. You might have read many things about...

The Basics of Solar Energy

Solar Energy's Potential   Solar energy is an abundant source of essentially free power that has amazing potential to solve our planet's energy needs with minimal impact on the environment.  According to the US Department of Energy, just 18 days of sunshine on...

The Importance of Solar Energy

The Promise of Solar Energy   All life on earth is supported by the sun.  This amazing resource radiates energy and provides us both heat and light by fusing hydrogen into helium at its core.  We call this solar radiation. Only about half of this solar radiation makes...

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