Assessing Your Solar Potential

Assessing Your Solar Potential

Assessing Your Solar Potential Assessing your solar potential is a critical first step if you are considering installing a solar energy system in your New York home or business.  The amount of power generated by a solar energy system at a particular site depends on...

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New York State Energy Plan

The New York State Energy Plan The New York State Energy Plan is a roadmap designed to create a viable, long term energy system for all New Yorkers. Recognizing that conflicting policies and overlapping areas of jurisdiction impede progress, the Plan coordinates every...

The Importance of Solar Energy

The Importance of Solar Energy We have only to watch the news this week with not one, but four, hurricanes bearing down on the US and elsewhere to understand that something out of the ordinary is happening, that the debate over climate change pales in comparison to...

New York’s Solar Boom

New York's Solar Boom Mirrors National Trends A solar energy update provided by Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association in the US that represents 1000 member companies that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar...

Watching a Solar Eclipse Safely

Safety Tips for Watching a Solar Eclipse As you know, on August 21, 2017, North America will witness the first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental US in 99 years.  The moon will pass between the sun and the Earth casting a shadow over the sun. Depending on...

Everything You Need to Know About the Total Solar Eclipse 2017

WHAT'S A TOTAL ECLIPSE? A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. The darkness of the moon casts a shadow over the sun, visible from the Earth. A total eclipse is an even rarer occurrence when the moon completely covers the sun, and...

You Should Go Solar

You should go solar. Why?  Because there are so many good reasons why installing a solar energy system in your home or business makes good economic and environmental sense. First, you should go solar because solar power is a proven and reliable technology that...

Developing Countries Embrace Solar Energy

Developing Countries Embrace Solar Energy Because solar research involves universities, governments and research institutions around the world, it can seem daunting to get a handle on the latest developments in this important technology.   Regardless of the geography...

Factors to Consider When Going Solar

Factors to Consider When Going Solar Factors to consider when going solar include the solar installation's cost and feasibility.  There are key questions that must be answered before you make the financial investment in a solar energy system for your home or business....

Going Solar Reduces Health Costs

Going Solar Reduces Health Costs Going solar reduces health costs  - a new reason to make the shift from fossil fuels to solar energy.  The World Health Organization reports that millions die each year from unhealthy environment, air pollution notably the largest...

New York Leads Solar Industry

New York Leads Solar Industry New York leads solar industry in 2017 - no doubt about that headline!  New York state continues to be among the top ten states in the US in terms of its solar market.  State and local incentives for solar installations continue to...

Fortune Magazine Documents Solar Growth

Fortune Magazine Documents Solar Growth Fortune Magazine documents solar growth in a recent article in describing the rapid expansion of alternative energy use in the U.S.  In their June 15, 2017 article entitled "Wind and Solar Hit a New Record in the U.S. and...

Accessible Solar Power

Accessible Solar Power Ensures Our Energy Future Accessible solar power provides many reasons to take advantage of the free and abundant power of the sun.  The first and foremost reason, however, is that utilizing solar energy to power the planet is better for the...

Solar Energy NOW: There is no time like NOW to go solar!

Solar energy NOW is a No-Brainer!  As the world’s need for clean and efficient energy increases and the world’s supply of oil and natural gas inevitably decline, pursuing sources of renewable energy has never been more important. One renewable asset that could meet...

Go Solar Increase Home Value and Your Return on Investment

Go solar increase home value at resale Go solar increase home value and your profits when you sell your home is the conclusion of an extensive study published in 2015.  A multi-institutional research team of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence...

NY Solar Smart Through Collaboration and Teamwork

NY Solar Smart Initiative by SUNY Did you know that NY is Solar Smart?  This wasn't always the case.  Solar production in NYC 10-15 years ago was minimal - like in most other American cities.  There were extensive policy and technical barriers, no real distribution...

Bio-Solar Technology: New Developments

Bio-Solar Technology Research The leading innovator in the field of of bio-solar technology research is University of Tennessee professor Barry D. Bruce, whom Forbes magazine called one of “Ten Revolutionaries Who May Change the World” in 2007.  Bruce, who is a...

Solar Jobs: Solar Employment on the Rise in NY

National Solar Jobs Census The Solar Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing solar energy use worldwide, including increasing solar jobs in the US and abroad. The key goal of the organization is to increase access to this clean,...

A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty

A Plan to Solve Energy Poverty Good News for Solar Energy Americans are increasingly aware of the potential of renewable energy to both reduce the nation’s dependence on fossil fuels -- both foreign and domestic sources -- and decrease emissions of climate-changing...

Making Solar Big Enough to Matter

The US should sit up and take notice of a  March 21, 2017 article in the New York Times entitled “Making Solar Big Enough to Matter.”  The essence of the article is to document how quickly and efficiently China is expanding its solar power capabilities, outpacing...

Why Make the Shift to Solar Energy?

Why Make the Shift to Solar Energy? As the world’s interest in sources of clean and efficient energy increases and our supply of oil and natural gas inevitably decline, taking a critical look at renewable energy assets to ensure our future has never been more...

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