AlabamaAlabama Solar Installers

Unfortunately, as of this writing, Alabama has few incentives for solar installations. There are 21 states in the country with renewable energy portfolio standards, and five states that have renewable energy goals. Alabama is not part of either group.

Alabama does get plenty of sun, and has a small group of dedicated, reliable solar developers and contractors in the state.

And for residents that live within the Tennessee Valley Authority’s network, there is a one-time rebate for installing solar energy at a property.

According to a recent study on the solar industry in America, Alabama ranked 8th for states that would be most helped by increasing solar capacity. So be a part of the benefits. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form, and get an estimate from one of the many installers in the state or look over some of the companies in our network.

ColoradoAlaska Solar Installers

Alaska is certainly the leader in solar phenomena in the U.S. With winters, almost no sun during the day, to summers, almost constant sun, and the Northern Lights, the state is chalk full of activity.

However, because the state is sparsely populated, the energy infrastructure isn’t what it is in the lower 48. But that doesn’t stop Alaska from providing a few choice solar rebates and incentives, among them are the Alaska Renewable Energy Grant and the Golden Valley Alternative Power program.

And where there are incentives, and sun, there are solar installers a-plenty.  So either fill out our short solar inquiry form for an estimate on a home or business solar energy system or peruse our list of Alaska solar installers below. And stay warm out there.

ArizonaArizona Solar Installers

Arizona, like many states in the Southwest US, has abundant sunshine which makes it a great location to install solar power. Arizona solar installers are among the busiest in the country and is amongst the top states in the country for solar output..

Great incentives and rebates are available to home owners and businesses for Arizona solar installation.  Find out more by talking to one of the many Arizona solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix and just about everywhere else in Arizona.

If you are like many people who don't have time to do the research or make inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form and we'll find you reputable and experienced Arizona solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

ArkansasArkansas Solar Installers

For a state without a renewable portfolio standard, Arkansas has some decent solar incentives and rebates. And why not? The home of both HBO’s iconic Bangin’ in Little Rock documentary and, to possibly a bigger extent, our former president, Bill “Slick Willie” Clinton, Arkansas gets about five hours of sunlight per square meter. What’s that mean to you? Well, it means you should take advantage of all those potentially money-saving ultra violets and install a solar system.

Home and business owners who do decide to install solar can pick from a host of solar incentives and rebates offered in the state, such as Arkansas’ net metering program, and the state’s solar and wind rebate program.

So where do you start? Look no further. Either fill out our short solar inquiry form for a free estimate on a solar installation or look at the solar installers in our network, listed below.

California Solar Installers

California

California leads the country in solar installation for good reason. With over 3000 hour of sunshine annually, California is an ideal location for installing solar electric panels and solar heating systems. California solar installers were busy in 2010 installing 194 megawatts of new generating capacity - a whopping 47% increase over 2009. The state has a $3.3 billion plan to install another 3000 megawatts of new solar power capacity by 2017. California solar panel potential is huge. The Global Energy Network Institute has estimated that California has 17 million megawatts of potential photovoltaic solar capacity.

California also has great rebates and incentives for homeowners and businesses that install solar, like the California Feed-in Tariff and California Solar Initiative. These and other popular programs are available to California residents who install solar power systems. To find out more, talk to one of the many California solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, Glendale, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno, Sacramento and just about everywhere else in California.

If you don’t feel like undertaking a research project or don’t have the time to make the inquiries yourself, then let us do the work for you. Simply fill out our short inquiry form, we will find you reputable and experienced California solar installers in your area to provide free proposals for you to review.

CalCharge aims to foster development of tomorrow’s batteries today

calcharge batteriesBatteries have been around since good ole Ben Franklin coined the term back in 1748, although some speculate that the first batteries were the ‘Baghdad Batteries’ which date back to 200 BCE. They’ve played an increasingly important role over time, really gaining their place with vehicles and consumer electronics in the 1900s and their future may be even more important as they step up to provide energy storage for the electric grid and power tomorrow’s vehicles. In the future such devices may help increase the amount of solar that can be integrated into the grid cost-effectively.


To capitalize on the opportunity and local know-how CalCEF and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have partnered to create CalCharge, which will leverage LBL’s capabilities to bring the next generations of batteries from labs to commercialization, according to CalCEF Innovations Managing Director Paul Frankel.

“This is going to be member-driven program. There are three initial market segments, grid and transportation are two of them and a third is consumer electronics, which is now the largest,” Frankel said.

Consumer batteries ranging from camera to laptop and even car batteries will be the first focus for the group. But “A lot of product requirements are similar to electric vehicles’ needs.…In the near term the market is driven by purchases in consumer electronics. We’re building on those opportunities.” The organization will help partners enter into both the EV and grid-storage markets as those industries mature, according to Frankel.

“What we’re trying to do is provide technical resources to companies that don’t have a a lot of people and equipment…to develop services and reduce time to market,” Frankel said. Through the partnership with LBL, members gain access to certain of LBL’s testing equipment and resources in a more streamlined fashion than such startup companies would otherwise be able to. However, they will have to pay for certain additional services.

“The next step is we are actually going to pursue grants at state and federal levels,” Frankel said. “We’re hoping to have this funded mostly by participants.” Ultimately the group hopes to establish the region as an energy storage innovation hub, he said. The new group was introduced on May 30 at the Silicon Valley Energy Storage Symposium.

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