How Power Companies Spend Your Money

Whenever you open your wallet to pay for a product, it is usually after you made sure that what you are buying is well worth the price. Why is the price low or high? Does it align with your ideas about the cost of resources that go into manufacturing the product? Is there any way to get the same quality cheaper?
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Advantages of Solar Energy over Fossil Fuel and What They Mean for Homeowners

Solar energy has long graduated from the realm of possibilities to that of affordable energy options. The last few years have seen a significant decrease in the cost of solar panels and a consequent increase in commercial and residential installations. In the energy competition, solar power is becoming an actor in its own right.
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Neo Solar Power Announces 21.1% Efficient Mono-PERC Solar Cell

By Jake Richardson via Clean Technica.

Neo Solar Power announced that is has created a 21.1% efficient solar cell with passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) technology. The maximum efficiency was certified by the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

neosolarpowerThe p-type mono record was set by Trina Solar at 21.4% last November, so Neo Solar is close with its “Black 21” cell builds. Neo Solar also has cells named Black 19 and Black 20.

A passivation layer is added at the rear side of the cell in PERC technology to increase conversion efficiency. Energy conversion rates of about 20.5% are typical for PERC monocrystalline solar cells. The efficiencies have been good, but costs have also been higher. Some more intriguing applications for these cells are for solar cars and space.


Solar energy – infinite source of power generation

By Zafar Bhutta via The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Energy sustainability through the solar resource seems to be the only option. The amount of energy the sun radiates in a day is more than the energy used by the world population in a year.

Every hour millions of kilowatts of solar energy hit the earth’s surface, which, if consumed, can altogether change the life of common man. Owing to this characteristic, solar energy is considered an infinite source of renewable energy.

Scientists believe the sun alone will be sufficient to meet energy needs of the world, if all non-renewable resources are exhausted.

Pakistan is deficient in energy, though it has enormous coal, wind, solar and water resources. Its overall power generation capacity stands at 23,538 megawatts with a shortfall of nearly 4,000 and 9,000 megawatts in winter and peak summer seasons, respectively.


7 big companies you didn’t realize use solar power

By Auric Solar from KSL

Solar power is on the rise. In fact, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the amount installed in the United States grew 485 percent between 2010 and 2013. Repeat, 485 percent! That’s a lot of solar power.

And why not? The cost of solar power continues to decrease, it generates electricity in a clean and reliable way, and it saves money. Most people would call that a win-win-win. Not only is it becoming more popular among households, but big companies are also buying into the solar power phenomenon. Below are seven businesses you may not have realized use solar power.

1. Intel Corporation
Combining wind and solar, the technology and telecom company’s total annual usage is 3,107,050,000 kilowatts. The environmental impact of Intel’s green purchases equals taking more than 455,000 cars off the road or powering more than 327,000 American homes in one year, according to Go Intel.


Opportunity Pounding On Your Door: Federal, state and local tax credits and rebates

Solar energy tax credits and rebates are offered at the local, state and federal levels to encourage homeowners to use renewable energy and lower their burden on the environment. The solar rebates help pay for a percentage of the cost of the systems, covering up to 30% of the cost. Furthermore, the federal government allow new solar system owners to deduct 30% of the cost of their solar system from their federal taxes.

The tax credits and rebates dramatically lower the cost of setting up a solar system, allowing more home owners to take advantage of the technology. The tax credits and rebates were made to reward early solar users to jump start the new technology. The incentive program is possible due to an allotted fund, which will eventually run out. Because this fund is finite, the tax credits and rebates are gradually going down as the fund is used up. That’s why it’s important to get with the program while the federal government will pay you to buy solar panels.

Contact us now to get the highest tax credit and rebate possible. By taking advantage of local, regional and federal funds, we guarantee we’ll find you the best deal possible!