Blog describes financial incentives for solar energy. Highlights the economic implications of home solar PV installations for homeowners. Underlines solar installation incentives for residential solar systems, including rebates, tax credits, property and sales tax exemptions and renewable energy credits. Includes specific entries on state government tax incentives for residents in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Homeowners in Texas describe the process of installing a home 8.75 kW solar energy system. Describes rerouting of plumbing vents, process of installing ridge row vents and monitoring systems. Includes in-depth descriptions of solar array layouts and photographs of ongoing installation. Includes progress reports and updates on installation, as well as step-by-step instructions for solar racking. Also documents system’s production after installation. Great, interactive reading for anyone interested in installing a roof PV system.
Blog describes news, original analysis, and opinionated commentary on the criticl transition to a clean and prosperous renewable energy future. Several blog entries address the transition to solar power. Discusses key issues such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Coal Ash, energy education and government policies. Also describes efficient heating and cooling systems using renewable resources, shifts in technology that can produce home solar systems
, and world news about how other countries are contributing to the clean energy race.
Scientific American features many articles that talk about the conflict between historic preservation and energy efficiency, the rise of concentrated solar power and DIY energy audits. In-depth stories about solar installations. Also includes the benefits of solar power purchase agreements, how to save on air conditioning, finding more ways to conserve energy via wind power, and the incentives for installing solar power.