Solar Universe (5 market/36 overall) What do you enjoy most about being in the solar industry? The consumer. Our business model is about keeping the consumer first. All too often, our industry puts technology first and that’s a miss. Great consumer solutions, terrific installs and personal follow up equals a good experience and more referrals.
GreenBrilliance (4 market/ 33 overall) What’s the thing you enjoy most about being in the solar industry? The solar industry is unique. The most exciting thing in this line of business is its constant change. It’s like a classic roller-coaster ride. Chasing the moving target with lots of unknowns and high pressure is the thing
Verengo Solar (1 market/23 overall) What’s the thing you enjoy most about being in the solar industry? Knowing that every time we install a product, we’re helping save a customer money and helping make the planet greener. What do you enjoy least about being in the solar industry? Because our industry is so new, there
With the final connection made at the final customer’s home on Littleton Road, 67 Harvard homeowners are generating clean solar power from their rooftops or backyards as a result of the Solarize Harvard program, says Mark Durrenberger, president of solar installer New England Clean Energy. One in 20 Harvard residents is now generating solar power.
This new year will begin bright for five lucky San Diego County families. As a result of the 2012 Solar Holiday Drive, led by Sullivan Solar Power, a handful of low-income families will receive free solar panels for their homes. Just before the thanksgiving holiday, Sullivan Solar Power announced a partnership with a California nonprofit
In the 1940s, the St. Thomas Housing Project provided housing for low-income residents of New Orleans. But by the 1980s, it had become one of the country’s most dangerous developments. After Hurricane Katrina, the project received grants from several government agencies to revitalize the neighborhood. The funds helped build affordable and sustainable housing where St.
Okay, so you’ve got some equipment, you’ve got some know-how and you are ready to get out there and become a solar installer. Sounds easy enough, I mean everyone is talking about it, right? Well yes, but before you start going onto people’s roofs and drawing high-voltage DC electricity from the sun, you should know the common mistakes that others (many others) have made before you. This is by no means a list of all the questions you will have, or problems you will run into, but it should help dispel some misconceptions you may have about solar energy.
Nexus EnergyHomes will hold a Foundry Court Groundbreaking Event at the site of the first five NAHBRC Emerald Certified Net-zero capable townhomes ever to be built in Philadelphia. Governing officials from surrounding districts are expected to attend the event. Mayor Nutter says of the project, “We are excited about Foundry Court and the innovative work that
Faren Dancer, a green builder and activist, has announced his latest and award-winning project – a geothermal-solar electric home that produces enough of its own energy to be considered a zero-carbon residence. This is the first home in Northern New Mexico to utilize geothermal for radiant heating, cooling and hot water. It uses no propane
Social and communication networks are key determinants in the decision-making of individuals who make up technological systems. In the context of residential photovoltaic (PV) arrays, it would be useful for a range of market players to understand the nature of those networks and how they affect household decision-making to adopt PV. Some of the questions