It’s a brave new world of commercial solar

It’s a brave new world of commercial solar

The opportunity for commercial solar in New York is huge. Recognizing this, Venture Solar is proud to now be bringing its excellence in residential solar to the commercial realm. What is Commercial Solar? Commercial solar is a much broader category than solar for your...

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SunPower is #1: Higher Quality Beats Lowest Price

EnergySage just confirmed what we have been telling you: When it comes to solar panels, higher quality beats lowest price! In the latest Solar Marketplace Intel Report by EnergySage, SunPower ranks #1 on the list of "Most Frequently Chosen Solar Panels" in 2017. Ever...

All Apple Operations now powered by 100% renewable energy

Apple, the world's largest information technology company, now runs on 100% green energy. As part of Apple's commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, the company, headquartered in Cupertino, California, announced in April 2018 that its...

Disney Is Building a New Solar Facility, Powering Two Theme Parks

Famous for its expansive theme parks that have been entertaining millions of visitors for almost 50 years, Walt Disney World has announced that they're adding a giant new solar facility. Over the decades, the theme parks have successfully maintained their original...

Solar in NYC hits a new milestone: 148 MW installed

New York City has reached a great new milestone: the city has currently installed more than 148 MW solar! This is an increase of over six times, since the end of year 2013. On a sunny day, solar panels in the city are literally paying for themselves! NYC has always...

Venture Solar is Now Offering Jobs to Exceptional Individuals…

Some of the best things about working at Venture Solar: We're very driven, motivated by a unified cause of bringing solar to as many homes as possible. We're a diverse group of people, coming from different backgrounds, creating a fun environment. Our work culture is...

Will Going Solar Save Me Money?

You may be considering investing in solar energy for your home or business for a variety of reasons - like the fact that solar power derives clean, pure, renewable energy from the sun.  Or that by Installing solar panels, you are helping to combat greenhouse gas...

Saudi Arabia Plans the World’s Biggest Solar Venture

Saudia Arabia plans the world's biggest solar venture, a move outlined on March 27, 2018, by Bloomberg Technology.  Bloomberg Technology reported online that Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group Corp signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a $200 billion solar...

Show us your SunPower Pride — Win $500

By now, you must know that SunPower panels are the best on the block, in every aspect. They’re quite literally the most efficient panels you can put on your rooftop. SunPower solar module has achieved an NREL-validated 24.1 percent. In a release, NREL scientist Keith...

Updated Rebate Program Means More Money for Businesses Going Solar

While the incentives for solar are already great in New York City, they are about to get even better. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has provided the NY-Sun rebate program reduce the cost of solar for homeowners and businesses...

International Solar Alliance Meets in New Delhi

In an article published in Science Daily on February 28, 2018 by University of California - Irvine, researchers maintained that "the United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation" in the future. ...

Solar Energy Fundamentals

For any home or business owner considering "going solar," there are some solar energy fundamentals that can help guide your decisions about whether to invest in this alternative form of energy.  You probably already know that solar energy is an abundant source of...

Going Solar Means Huge Benefits for NYC Homeowners

The decline in supply of easily accessible oil and natural gas and the negative impact our use of fossil fuels is having on our environment has resulted in increased interest in sources of clean and efficient energy.  An ever-increasing number of home and business...

Key Questions Should Guide Solar Shoppers

If you are considering "going solar" for 2018, be aware that shopping for a solar power system can at first seem a daunting task. Consumers face a bewildering array of solar energy options in terms of the various models, manufacturers, installers and methods of...

New York City Vs. Dirty Oil

In a time when extreme disasters like hurricanes and heat waves have become the "new normal" New York City is fighting back. The City seeks to lead the assault on climate change and the Trump administration, and plans to divest $5bn from fossil fuels. The NYC...

Commercial Solar Gets Big Bonus from New Tax Bill

The new tax bill signed in to law on December 22, 2017 makes some sweeping changes to our tax system. Largely, the tax benefits surrounding solar remain unchanged and will continue to help the industry march forward. For commercial solar there is one significant...

How the Solar Industry Will Recover from Trump’s 30% Solar Tariffs

On January 22, The Trump administration imposed a 30% import tariff on solar cells and modules. The solar tariff started with a request from Suniva and was shortly after joined by SolarWorld Americas — to increase the barriers against foreign import of solar cells and...

NY Provides Strong Leadership in the Shift to Solar Energy

NY provides strong leadership in the shift to solar energy,  With its history of success (800% increase in solar between 2011 and 2016) NY is starting strong in 2018 with a number of new initiatives and statewide partnerships.  As a result, the New York State...