Investing in Solar Power

Solar Roadways – The Future is Now!

Solar Roadways – The Future is Now!



You haven’t seen amazing until you’ve seen Solar Freakin Roadways! This is the future and it looks like Tron! Imagine every road, interstate, highway, parking lot, driveway and basketball court in America made of pure 100% USA invented solar panels! How about 3 times the amount of power consumed by America generated every day for […]


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After a Stock Market Shakeout, Investors are Taking a New Shine to Solar



The solar stock shakeout that began in 2008 may be over, judging by recent Wall Street activity. Back then, industry hype had led multiple solar start ups to oversupply, expecting to cash in on a boom in consumer interest in going green and cutting energy costs. But too much of a good thing proved to […]


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Solar Jobs Grew 20 Percent in 2013

Solar Jobs Grew 20 Percent in 2013



The Solar Foundation recently released its 2013 solar jobs census and the results are astounding. Researchers found that US solar companies added 20 percent more jobs in the 12 months through November than in the prior year. It’s the biggest year-over-year increase since the organization began its annual survey four years ago, and marks the […]


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The Solyndra Scandal and why President Obama was Involved



Ok, so everyone knows the basic plot of this Obama-administration gaff, which could just as easily have happened under President Bush: The Department of Energy is pushed into lending more than half a Billion (with a ‘B’) of your tax dollars to a solar company called Solyndra in 2009. Solyndra was a manufacturer of solar […]


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Solar City Rocks!



In 2006, brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive thought it would be a good idea to start a solar contractor business. They were right. Early efforts secured capital funding to the tune of $200 million, and a staggering $1.6 billion in financing from big names such as Google and Bank of America. Today the company employs […]


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Thin Film Solar – More Buyouts



GE’s recent decision to exchange their thin film solar technology for a significant investment in First Solar is not the only think film acquisition event recently. Solar Thin Films, Inc., (stock market: SLTZ) is a super-green company concentrating not just on solar products but also in the areas of converting waste product into energy and […]


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Military Solar Installations – Your chance to Invest



Aug 2013. The US Department of Defense spends around $20,000,000,000 annually…on energy alone. This is a pretty shocking sum – $20 BILLION for the light bill. Ok, they power a few things besides lights, such as major radar installations and satellite infrastructure systems, not to mention accommodation and training facilities for some 1.4 million personnel. […]


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Thin Film Solar – GE, First Solar and Hanergy



November 2013. Looking for a good solar investment? There’s an interesting venture by GE and solar panel maker First Solar. The GE machine (who have over 30 gigawatts of renewable energy installed to date) will take 1.75 million shares of common First Solar stock, in return First Solar will take over GE’s solar thin film […]


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Solar Power for Home – Is it Worth the Money?



Great question! To fully answer this question you need to determine what kind of solar installation you’re considering. But basically the short answer is almost always “˜YES!’First let’s assume that you want an electrical supply to your home or business, and like most products and services this means you have to pay cash for something. […]


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Solar Installers – Top 6 Things to Know Before Choosing



For some people selecting a contractor of any kind can be stressful. There are a few key results that you want from a Solar Contractor in particular, and the following can be helpful in being comfortable that you made a good decision and your expectations are likely to be met. Like most contractors, don’t assume […]


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$25 Million Up for Grabs for US Solar Manufacturing

$25 Million Up for Grabs for US Solar Manufacturing



In an effort to boost the nation’s domestic solar manufacturing and ramp up the commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power technologies, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is offering $25 million in grant funding to qualified manufacturers. But you’d better hurry – The deadline for initial submissions for the Solar Manufacturing […]


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Tesla to Build “Gigafactory” Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Powered by Solar, Wind

Tesla to Build “Gigafactory” Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Powered by Solar, Wind



Palo Alto, CA-based Tesla Motor Co. recently announced it will offer $1.6 billion in convertible senior notes to the public in an effort to raise funds for the development and production of its ‘Gen III’ mass marketable electric vehicle and the development of the Tesla Gigafactory , among other general corporate purposes, according to a […]


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Additional Investing in Solar Power Information

When deciding whether to go solar, many people hesitate because they think the solar power cost will be too high. While you do pay for a solar installation up-front, you can expect to recoup your initial expense through monthly utility savings. Once you’ve realized this return on investment, you will begin to save money. Our ROI calculators will show you how long it would take to pay off the cost of solar energy installation before your monthly savings begin.

ROI Calculators

To determine how much you could save by going solar, locate the past 12 months’ utility bills and add up the amount spent on electricity and the amount of electricity consumed in kilowatt hours. Enter in your zip code to see a calculation of how much you could save in one year by switching to solar energy.

Solar Panel Financing

If you cannot afford to pay for solar energy up front, consider solar panel financing. Pay a low up-front fee or choose an option that allows for zero down, then make monthly payments. Alternately, you can sign a power purchase agreement and pay a low monthly rate for generated solar power. Qualifying solar water heaters and solar panels are also eligible for a federal green tax credit. These tax incentives are available for new or existing primary or secondary residences, but are not available for solar rentals.

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