Archive for April, 2009

Maryland Solar Project

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The march to solar has reached suburban Maryland. There was a good article in the Town Courier on how one pioneering homeowner worked with his homeowners’ association in Kentlands, self-described as an “award-winning neo-traditional community” in Gathersburg, Maryland. The homeowner is installing a 2.4 kilowatt system with 12 panels on his townhouse and describes the cost of $25,000 and the tax credits he expects to receive.

Solar Tax Rebate Forgets Solar Hot Air Heating

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We just received from one of our manufacturers information that the draft solar tax rebate has forgotten solar hot air heating. As we get more information, we will post it, but in the meantime, you may want to write to your representatives to let them know about this oversight. Here is a draft letter circulating: “We are contracting you in reference to solar air heating and requesting that the federal solar tax rebate be expanded to include SRCC certified solar hot air heating to the federal listing of eligible tax incentives. Our new President has stated that he wants to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy yet one of the most cost-effective and efficient solar systems that can achieve his goal has been overlooked.”