residential solar Articles

  • Gila River - Residential Solar Lighting - Case study

    The Gila River Indian Community had very few street lights and needed to light up multiple residential areas. Greenshine worked closely with GRIC to design a lighting plan, using a variety of models, based on the request of the community. About The Project Lighting Type: Residential LED Lighting Fixtures Series: 100 Units Supera60, Supera40, Lumina30 City: Gila River, ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • KB home - Residential solar lighting - Case study

    The city of Austin TX and surrounding areas are experiencing significant growth in the development of residential communities, particularly in locations with deregulated utilities. Greenshine has partnered with KB Home to provide our decorative Lumina80 solar streetlight for many new residential communities. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • How much does a residential solar system cost?

    The cost of a solar system depends on the size of the system that is built. Systems can be built so they are scalable. It is important to know what size the solar panel system is, how much electricity will be produced, and the price per watt. Each solar system will produce different amounts depending on how good the design is, what shading could reduce the systems daily production, and where the ...

  • Residential Solar's popularity in the USA

    Solar PV prices are decreasing with time. The Federal government as well as States multiplied incentives to encourage citizens to flip the switch. The 30% federal tax credit can be add to States’ subsidies and thus entitle more citizens to access solar energy. Incentives are not the only factors that explain the rocketing popularity of solar PV, net metering and solar leasing are also ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Mathie Residence Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Owner and CEO of Patriot Solar Group, Jeff Mathie, had a solar installment completed at his home near Duck Lake in Central Michigan. The installment complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy consumption and sell excess power back to ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Lake Elmo Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Worked with TruNorth Solar to design a post driven ground mount array to work well with the sloped terrain and maintain low visibility. This home owner has dedicated their entire property to conserving the environment. The array consists of 60, 250W Sharp modules and will completely offset nearly 100% electricity bill. Patriot Solar Group ultimately provided micro ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Mailbox lighting solutions

    Solar-powered LED lights are an efficient way to light-up mailboxes and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional lighting solutions. When trenching and wiring cost become prohibitive for installing a single light at several different locations in a residential community, a solar-powered light is the ideal choice. Whether the mailbox bank is located inside a shelter or installed in "as ...


    By ReInvent LED

  • How residential solar energy can save you money

    A company is emerging; one that allows American homeowners to produce their own clean, green, renewable energy from the sun and keep the energy savings every month – year after year. You save thousands of dollars powering your home with solar generated electricity.It is not just the American Dream any longer. It is possible for U.S. homeowners to save money on their energy bills, month after ...


    By Solargies

  • A Special Salute to Veterans

    Veterans Day serves as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of our country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  On this special day, we salute all veterans and in particular want to recognize the growing ranks of veterans working in solar. For the solar industry, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S., Veterans ...

  • How to start a solar energy business

    The renting of a solar energy system for your home is a new, attractive twist to the idea of switching to renewable energy. With the adoption of a leasing or rental model for residential solar electric systems, an average homeowner can now go green as well as build a solar energy business. The following article outlines the step by step requirements to starting your own solar energy business.Step ...


    By Solargies

  • Father, son team grow Vista Solar from longtime chip maker

    Patrick Callinan and his company, Silicon Valley Microelectronics Inc., had done one thing for more than 20 years - selling the silicon wafers to make computer chips and solar panels - when they noticed a trend. By 2008, the solar industry accounted for an increasing amount of their business. So Patrick and his son, Jaymes, decided to try something new. Four years later, the solar ...

  • Residential Installs Case Study

    All over the country, homeowners are beginning to recognize the value of solar power. With ever falling manufacturing costs, combined with tax credits, incentives and rebates, solar power systems are more affordable now than ever for the average residential consumer. Solar Energy USA is proud of the solar solutions we've installed, helping people realize substantial savings in their power bills ...


    By Solar Energy USA

  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • Better Ways to get Solar Energy into home

    The exciting new thing for people, who want to install solar energy panels but could not afford them, is there is a new loan out now called solar loans. Available in America only, but this trend will catch on to the rest of the world. Owning the system instead of leasing from the business is the way to see money back on your investment.  The loans provide Americans with a simple ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Statoil backs wind storage; LG Chem eyes Australia growth

    Battery maker LG Chem plans to expand its footprint in the Australian residential solar and battery storage market, the company announced on March 24, citing the “exponential traction” for its RESU6.4EX residential energy storage system in Australia and the “untapped opportunity” for solar energy ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Brooksville Florida Solar Installation Case Study

    Patriot Solar Group worked with a residential customer in Brooksville Florida to create a post driven ground mount system that may be susceptible to high wind conditions during tornado and hurricane seasons. Patriot Solar Group supplied everything from racking, to panels, inverters and all balance of systems (BOS), including combiner boxes, grounding applications, and lightning arrestors. The 28 ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Burt Highway Michigan Solar Installation Case Stufy

    Patriot Solar Group worked in coordination with Country Air and Wind Energy to install a residential fixed tilt post driven ground mount array. The system complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy consumption and sell excess power back to Consumers. ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Start a business by riding the solar energy revolution

    We are at the dawn of a solar revolution in the United States. Every aspect of the solar industry is experiencing explosive growth. Triple digit expansion in solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing, to the need for solar sales associates, to the huge demand for solar system installers. Opportunities abound everywhere. Upgrading the U.S. home to solar electric power is a whole lot easier. The ...


    By Solargies

  • Harnessing the Sun`s Energy for Water and Space Heating

    The pace of solar energy development is accelerating as the installation of rooftop solar water heaters takes off. Unlike solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that convert solar radiation into electricity, these "solar thermal collectors" use the sun's energy to heat water, space, or both. China had an estimated 168 million square meters (1.8 billion square feet) of rooftop solar thermal collectors ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Subsidy reform to power U.S. clean tech

    Clean tech in the United States has been on the rise in recent years— even through the recession and other challenges. Increasing wind power, falling solar costs, expanding electric vehicle markets, government stimulus and other investments have built a global clean tech sector that topped ...

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