Tesla’s sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof

Tesla Solar Panels

Tesla’s Sleek Solar Panels

Tesla’s home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home.

To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-made solar panels that would go on top of your existing roof.

Unlike many aftermarket options, this would be relatively slick and unintrusive — the panels have “integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware.”

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Trump’s Clean Coal – @realDonaldTrump ‏#ReallyCleanCoal

Trump’s “Clean Coal, Really Clean Coal”

 

Really Clean Coal

“Really Clean Coal”

 

Why should we believe a word Trump tells us about protecting the environment, bringing back coal jobs, climate change, etc?  

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California should ignore the naysayers, and dive into wind and solar as they aim for 100% clean energy | Electrek

California should ignore the naysayers, and dive into wind and solar as they aim for 100% clean energy

California recently put forth a resolution to consider 100% renewable electricity by 2045, paving the way for solar and wind to spread their wings as the main electricity sources in a state on the frontier of renewable energy. But Julian Specter at Greentech Media argues …

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Sierra Club’s Call to Resist by Going Green!

#ReadyFor100 Percent Clean Energy!

Our goal is to accelerate a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy for all!

These Two Cities Just Committed to 100% Renewable Energy!

Now more than ever, it’s time to help grow the local, democratic, and equitable 100% clean and renewable energy resistance!On Monday, Pueblo’s city council voted unanimously to commit to achieving a 100% clean, renewable energy future by 2035. And on Tuesday, the Moab City Council approved a resolution committing the city to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2032.

Pueblo is the 3rd city in Colorado and 22nd city in the United States, and Moab is the 3rd city in Utah and 23rd city in the United States to formally commit to 100% clean, renewable energy!

We also need individuals to take responsibility for the environment, and by switching to clean energy, to resist the Federal Government’s Assault on the EPA and the environment.

Click Here to Request a 10 Minute Phone Call to Discuss Your Eligible Options for Switching to Cheaper and Cleaner Energy

 

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Source: #ReadyFor100 Percent Clean Energy! | Help Wildlife, Protect the Environment, Support Nature Conservation, Save the Planet

Group ‘Dramatically’ Protests SCE&G Rate Hikes, Nuclear Reactors | wltx.com

Protesters took to the state house calling out South Carolina Electric and Gas’ (SCE&G) constant rate hikes for the construction of the two new nuclear reactors in Fairfield County.The protest follows news of financial issues with the project’s contractor Westinghouse and its parent company Toshiba losing $6.3 billion dollars.

Source: Group ‘Dramatically’ Protests SCE&G Rate Hikes, Nuclear Reactors | wltx.com

Innovating through partnerships for a clean energy future – Story Studio

Innovating through partnerships for a clean energy future

By Geisha Williams, President, Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric Company January 31, 2017

It’s a story we all know well: the lone inventor toiling and tinkering away in isolation until one day, like lightning, genius strikes and a great breakthrough is born.

Reality, though, is rarely so romantic. The truth about innovation is that it most often results from the give and take between multiple partners and collaborators, inspired by a common vision, sharing insights and building on each other’s hard work, as well as refining their approach through the crucible of trial and error.

At PG&E, we believe that rule will hold just as true for finding the keys to a cleaner energy future as it has in driving the digital revolution.

We also understand that our company’s role in helping to bring about that future offers a potential blueprint for others, both in the U.S. and abroad. The answers we come up with will be vitally important in showing not just that a clean energy economy is possible, but how it can be built, and how quickly.

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Source: Innovating through partnerships for a clean energy future – Story Studio

Energy experts give Trump the hard truth: You can’t bring coal back

Joe Romm Follow Dr. Joe Romm is Founding Editor of Climate Progress, “the indispensable blog,” as NY Times columnist Tom Friedman describes it.

Feb 10 Energy experts give Trump the hard truth: You can’t bring coal back Coal wasn’t killed by a political “war” — cheap renewables and fracked gas were the culprits.

Candidate Trump speaks during a coal mining roundtable in Virginia in August.

AP/Evan Vucci Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has a message for the new president: You are not going to bring coal

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Prince George’s County Solar Property Tax

Prince George’s County offers the following solar property tax credits for solar PV (photovoltaic) systems (creating electric power, not heat)

Up to $ 5,000 credit for purchased or bank financed solar PV system;

Other incentives are available for solar thermal (example – solar water heater), geothermal and other renewable energy products. For information about anything other than solar PV, please click here to visit the PG County Property Tax Credit resources website.

 

You might also be eligible for the Maryland Solar Grant ( $ 1,000 ), Federal Solar Tax Credit ( 30% of the system’s installed cost), residual income from sales of Solar Renewable Energy Credits, and potentially more, but those incentives can be discussed with your solar energy consultant.

Click Here to Download PG County Solar Property Tax Form

A sample application and information you need to obtain prior to filing this application is shown at the bottom of this page.

For more information please reference:

Memo from: http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/3106

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t have solar but want to receive these incentives – here’s why you have to rush!!!

With the County’s budget running out so quickly and the waiting list for funds to homeowners extending into 2020, it’s only a matter of time before the program completely expires.

So if you don’t have solar yet, you can still get it before the tax credits and other incentives run out.

If you know someone who wants to reduce their energy consumption, save money on energy, profit from the many incentives available, or just do their part to reduce pollution, then please click here to setup a phone call to learn about our referral incentive program, where both you and the friends you refer benefit.

Click here to reserve a 10 minute phone consultation – no cost and no obligation. Find out if you can take advantage of these benefits with a zero money out of pocket solar power system and save money and the environment with clean energy.

Note: If you have in-depth questions or would like an in-home consultation, you will have to schedule it during this 10-minute initial phone consultation. We will not be able to go in-depth during our initial phone call and we will not be able to provide you with 100% certainty that your home will qualify for these programs during this initial call. 

Click here to request a custom report for your home sent to you by email. Requires address for Google Maps imaging, mobile (preferably) phone number for verification, and email address to send the no cost and no obligation report.

Instructions for obtaining the information in the highlighted fields: 

Click Here to Schedule a Call for Assistance

Prince George’s County Solar Property Tax Application Instructions

Mail the notarized application and supporting documents to:

PG County Solar Tax Credit

 

Contributed by: Victor Adams, Independent SolarCity Solar Ambassador

County to receive millions from Pepco-Exelon merger | Prince George’s County, MD

County to receive millions from Pepco-Exelon mergerCounty Executive Baker joined Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett last week to announce millions of dollars in community benefits that residents of their respective counties will receive from the approval of the Pepco-Exelon merger.

 For Prince George’s government, the initial benefits includes $4.4 million for energy efficiency programs, $6 million for a Green Sustainability Fund to stimulate public and private investment in energy and sustainability projects, and $310,000 to develop the Sustainable Energy Workforce Development Program.

To learn more, please view the video of the press conference or visit at http://www.phitomorrow.com/pepco-exelon-merger-provides-25-million-to-md/. You may also contact Erica Bannerman, Energy Manager at 301-883-6450.

Source: County to receive millions from Pepco-Exelon merger | Prince George’s County, MD

Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost – NYTimes.com

Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost

An installation of Tesla batteries is connected to distribution circuits at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma substation in Ontario, Calif., about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.

JAKE MICHAELS FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

By DIANE CARDWELL JANUARY 30, 2017

Just off a freeway in Southern California, 396 refrigerator-size stacks of Tesla batteries, encased in white metal, have been hastily erected with a new mission: to suck up electricity from the grid …

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Source: Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost – NYTimes.com