Do We Need to Choose Between the Environment and the Economy?

Must One Choose the Economy OR the Environment

“Green Job” Growth, ROI for Market Investors Show Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Is Good for Environment and the Economy

See the numbers for yourself. Continue reading

Recommended Reading: US’ Biggest Landfill To Become NYC’s Biggest Solar Project

Interesting: see how one landfill visible from space from is being transformed into a 10-MW solar installation (and wetlands restoration to boot!) . From RenewableEnergyWorld.com, not a nutty tree hugging site, but one that looks at renewables from  business, environmental and other view points.   “What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being partly reinvented, and solar energy will be playing a big role in that… New York City will convert roughly 47 acres of land at the Freshkills Park on Staten Island into a 10-MW solar installation, five times bigger than any other system in the city and boosting the city’s renewable energy by 50 percent, according to officials. Continue reading

“How Tariffs Could Impact Solar Industry,” from RenewableEnergyWorld.com

How Tariffs could Impact Solar Industry, is time running out?

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There is currently a trade complaint against China, which alleges illegal practices in selling solar products, particularly “dumping” products to the US and Europe markets, at “unfair prices.”

Many solar manufacturers (designers and engineers) in the US and European believe that their strives in solar products are based on quality innovations for better solar products, China’s goal is simply to dominate the world market. Continue reading

Seniors Go Green, Not Gray, with Solar!

Older Generation Going Solar

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