Category Archives: Solar and Renewable Energy

Solar power technologies, trends and innovations.

Will Business Tax Cut Create A Solar Boom

If I understand the new tax cuts, (and who really does given its 500 pages were written in a matter of days) then a business can immediately expense 100% of equipment investment against business income. That means no more capital … Continue reading

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Historic First As Renewable Energy Exceeds Nuclear Power

2007 was a technology milestone year. It was the year that Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. 2017 may be viewed as a similar milestone year. For the first time in history, renewable energy supplied more electricity into the U.S. grid … Continue reading

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Developing A Smart and Solar Medical Building

For too many American businesses, installing their own solar system is blocked by solar killing utility tariffs. Local permitting can also be a solar killer. For many permitting departments, a solar project gains extra attention despite being proven technologically with … Continue reading

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Two Keys To Successfully Installing Commercial Solar

Installing solar on your commercial building can make a lot of money. But it can also be a nightmare. What makes developing solar power such a hit or miss process? A key determining factor is how your utility prices electricity. … Continue reading

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Four Drivers Propelling Clean Tech’s Growth

PG&E is one of our nation’s largest electric utilities. It has recently proposed retiring its nuclear power plant that began commercial operations in 1985. PG&E’s stated reasons is that this plant “no longer fits the needed generation profile of the … Continue reading

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Four Keys to Growing Clean Tech Jobs and Your Economy

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job creator. America has approximately 563,000 electric utility work associates. California alone has created over 500,000 “advanced energy” jobs. Nationally there are over 800,000 people employed in … Continue reading

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Will California TOU Pricing Create A Consumer Revolt or Technology Revolution

California is embarking on a disruptive strategy for growing consumer adoption of smart/clean electricity technologies. Starting in 2019 the state’s three investor owned utilities, serving 80% of the state’s electricity customers, will launch Time Of Use (TOU) pricing for residential … Continue reading

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