Sacramento Solar News – The golden age of cheap energy in Sacramento County is over. The need for renewable energy and solar panels in particular, has come to the forefront in recent years. This has been driven not by global warming as first predicted, but by the end of cheap energy, not just in California, but in the whole of America.
More people in Sacramento are getting wise to this, and are investing in solar panel technology for their homes. Solar loans has become easier to secure along with solar leases. Solar panels in Sacramento are proven to be the most beneficial of all renewable technologies with useful solar module life manufacturer guaranteed for more than 25 years. Additionally, solar installation rebates and laws have made it easier than ever to reduce Sacramento area homeowners monthly utility expenses putting money back in the household and into the community. Continue reading Sacramento Solar Is Coming To A Neighborhood Near You. What is your solar potential?
Bay Area California Solar News – Akeena Solar d/b/a Westinghouse Solar has decided to stop installing solar panels in California and focus on setting up a solar dealer network. Akeena solar has had a long history of service in California but with their new name brand agreement with Westinghouse, things have changed. By exiting the residential and commercial solar installation business, Akeena will also reduce overhead and lower their break even point. Read More Solar News – Continue reading Akeena Solar to Exit the Direct Solar Installation Business in California
Sacramento Solar Commentary – Driving through an Auburn neighborhood earlier today I noticed a local solar company installing panels on the roof of a very expensive home. My mind first went to the dollar signs flashing in my head for the savings the homeowners were going to realize. But there is much more to solar than just money in the pocket. What I also saw were 3 – 4 workers who had a job installing the solar panels and had a means to support their family at the end of the day. I saw the local Metro Sacramento supermarket business which was going to benefit from the dollars from the workers as well as the savings the homeowner could now spend on other local purchases.
I also saw the pride in the workers faces as they went about their task with the knowledge they were making a difference in the world. Bravo to the homeowner who had the courage to take the step and go solar in Metro Sacramento.
Solar is more that beauty in the eye of the beholder. Solar is beautiful beyond the aesthetics of panels on a roof. Read More – Continue reading Solar Means More Than Pretty. Solar Means A Future For Our Children. Solar In Sacramento Means Jobs.
Sacramento Solar News – Across Sacramento and all of California solar companies have been reving their engines over a sucessful home solar financing program that makes sence. PACE [wikipedia] is an acronym for Property Assessed Clean Energy. In areas with PACE legislation in place municipality governments offer a specific bond to investors and then turn around and loan the money to consumers and businesses to put towards an energy retrofit like installed solar panels.
The loans are repaid over the assigned term (typically 15 or 20 years) via an annual assessment on their property tax bill. PACE bonds can be issued by municipal financing districts or finance companies and the proceeds can be used to retrofit both commercial and residential properties. One of the most notable characteristics of PACE programs is that the loan is attached to the property rather than an individual. That means the loan stays with the home when it is sold and the new buyer gets the benefit of lower electrical bill from solar while the community benefits from local solar jobs.
Sounds like a win / win for everyone yes? Not quite… Enter Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac… you know, two of the large institutions that were “to big to fail”. It seems they are also big enough to dictate who gets what. Very dangerous for a democratic system that was suppose to be for the people by the people.
It makes us insane to think that the American taxpayer bails out Fanny and Freddie and the thanks we get is they block local jobs and clean renewable solar energy.
You can help with a simple step. Click here to go to Vote Solar, then follow the link. Your voice can make a difference. Take action to keep clean renewable solar energy affordable. Help wean us off of foreign oil and put money back into our local communities. Read More Solar – Continue reading Sacramento Get Behind Governer Schwarzenegger & Attorney General Jerry Brown to Stop Fanny Freddie. Restart Pace Solar Financing!