Solar is Hot Trend on Campus!
Campuses across the United States are making big moves to solar technology recently.
North and south, coast to coast, there are plenty examples of academic, institutional and commercial/industrial campuses that are making significant investments in solar technology and it’s paying off!
Some of the reasons for embracing solar? Along with the variety of solar applications today, solar is being used more frequently because:
Now and again we recommend articles that we like. Here’s one published April 19, 2012 by RenewableEnergyWorld.com: “The Pending Subsidy Cliff, and The Way Out.”
Again, we remind you that your state and federal senators and congressmen/women need to know how you think and that you vote. Contact your US Senators by clicking here for email addresses and your congressperson by clicking here. And since many programs will be at the state level, don’t forget about contacting your local representatives and governors!
Some people swear by solar lighting. Others won’t go near it.
While the naysayers cite “good reasons,” their dissatisfaction is not warranted in 2012.
Solar lighting continues to gain in popularity, largely due to the “Go Green” movement and rising utility costs. Installing lights without electricians or disrupting your garden beds, lawn, landscape or paved or stoned areas certainly doesn’t hurt either.
More and more, solar lighting is highlighted on popular television channels such as HGTV, the DIY Network and the Fine Living Network.
The Older Generation's Been Going Solar
One of the largest markets for solar power is senior living communities, both those run by private companies and those managed by state or municipal agencies. For the most part, these are solar panel installations to supplement on-grid power and reduce energy and operating costs.
For communities managed by corporations or government agencies, it’s logical: the cost of running senior living communities, whether post-55 complexes or those providing assisted living or advanced care services, have small profit margins.
Along with lowering operating costs, solar energy programs instituted at senior communities often take advantage of incentives offered by federal and state agencies. Continue reading