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Solar Pros was designed as a consumer advocacy firm specializing inhelping home owners select appropriate solar energy systems solutionsfor their home energy needs. Solar equipment is constantly advancing,and many of our nations installers are using legacy technology. SolarPros takes an unbiased look at national technology and financialsolutions trends to ensure our website visitors find the best solutionpossible in their area. Solar Pros offers this service at no cost to the customer. We are currently monitoring the top 20 manufacturers andinstall solutions nationwide, and over 50 local solutions. Articles l Solar Pros Homepage
The U.S. solar energy industry is outpacing the job growth in all areas of the economy, according to non-profit group the Solar Foundation. The organization reported that the solar energy field added jobs at about eight times the rate of the rest of the economy in the 12 months (September 2011 to 2012). Nearly 14,000 solar [...]
What’ solar energy advancements will happen in the foreseeable future? Explore the past, present, and future of solar energy in this infographic produced by GE.
Not only is solar power a sustainable source of energy, but you can reap the benefit of tax discounts as well. The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched a webpage that features the top tax rebates and credits for using sustainable products. This includes savings for solar pool heating, solar space heat, solar thermal electric, [...]
Solar power technology has been around for decades now, but adoption is still low per capita. Part of the reason is because of the pervasive myths about solar power. People tend to think that solar technology is out of their budget, that it doesn’t work in cloudy areas, and that it’s impossible to use in [...]
Food trucks are all the rage, but have actually been around for decades. Street food has now become mobile, and this foodie phenomenon sure beats drive-thru burgers and other traditional fast food options. The food truck trend is moving towards sustainable, local, and organic food in order to bring affordable, tasty, and healthy food to the masses. [...]
Two major companies are taking advantage of solar energy as major projects are being unveiled this week. Take a look at the week’s largest solar power projects: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona just celebrated a whopping 16,000 solar panel installation in their massive airport. Because Phoenix, Arizona benefits from roughly 310 days of [...]
Solar forecasting is a new science being developed to forecast where the sun will be located at different points throughout the day. Like a sophisticated sundial, sun forecasting equipment is being developed similar to wind forecasting equipment that can tell when and where the wind will be the strongest to produce wind power. The University [...]
This year, even Santa Claus is going green! Instead of using reindeer to pull his sleigh, the man in red has upgraded his travel system to a sleek, photovoltaic solar powered sleigh. Don’t worry; because Santa Claus travels at night and the North Pole remains mostly in twilight during winter months, he spends the months [...]
Solar calculators. No, not the handheld device with the solar strip you use to help you pass your algebra tests. Many solar power companies and informational websites display solar calculators to help those interested in solar energy decide the cost and whether it’s worth the investment. Solar calculators can estimate the individual cost of a [...]
Google continues its support of clean solar power with a recent announcement to invest $75 million to create a fund in conjunction with Clean Power Finance. The fund with help bring 3,000 homes solar power systems and brings Google’s clean energy investment total to a staggering $850 million. Clean Power Finance has created a platform [...]
Like any market, there are ebbs and flows to profits and business that must be recognized and prepared for, and the solar energy market is no different. Recently, there have been several solar energy companies in the news that have declared bankruptcy, or taken a serious economic hit. Here is a look at some of [...]
In a push towards becoming a leader in environmentally friendly innovation, China is currently developing one of the world’s first eco-friendly cities. Plans for Tianjin Eco-City began in 2008, and the city is expected to be operational in 2020. Surbana Urban Planning Group designed Tianjin Eco-City with the hope that it will become a functional [...]
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