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Solar Energy Newsletter Winter 2011 Apex Solar California
Most of us have heard the news about Solyndra going bankrupt earlier this year. So rather than focus on the $535 million in federal aid they got and why they received it, I thought I would focus on what I know and have seen from inside the solar industry.
Solar Energy Newsletter Summer 2010 Apex Solar
For those keeping track of new developments in solar
power technology, thin film cells have grabbed a lot
of the spot light, mainly because its production is
less costly . According to SolarBuzz.com,
crystalline silicon wafers cost about 40-50% more so
that production costs for thin film cells is
Solar Energy Newsletter Winter 2010 Apex Solar San Jose California
Solar Power 50% Cheaper: According the president of Sharp, a major module producer, the cost of generating solar power will drop 50 percent by 2010. Most industry experts say that the cost of producing solar power, currently about $0.50 per kilowatt hour, will fall by about five percent per year.
Solar Energy Newsletter Spring 2009 New Products
We have a whole new section on our web site devoted
to our grid tie clients, www.apxsolar.com/grid-tie-solar-system-packages.htm.
These are the best deals on the Internet for grid
tie solar systems. We also launched the above new ad
in home power magazine www.homepower.com. The goal of these two new
additions is to let folks know that solar does not
have to be complicated or expensive. Grid tie
systems are really quite simple with few components.
Solar Energy Newsletter Winter 2009 Apex Solar
On October 3, 2008, the President
signed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of
2008 into law (P.L. 110-343). This legislation
contains a number of tax incentives designed to
encourage both individuals and businesses to make
investments in solar energy, including an 8-year
extensions of the section 48 business solar
investment tax credit (ITC). The important thing to
note here is that the 30% tax credit during the last
two years up to Dec. 2008 had a $2,000 dollar cap
for residential property. This cap has been removed
for the 2009 tax year.
Solar Newsletter Presidential Candidates Positions
With the presidential elections soon
upon us, I thought I would take a fact based look at
the two candidates’ past and present records on
renewable energy. We will also take a look at the
two candidates’ campaign promises as far as
Apex Solar Newsletter Solar Power Technology Trends
get calls from clients interested in solar power but
have heard that a new technology is on the way and
should they wait. This is very similar to waiting to
buying a new computer. The day you buy one it’s
obsolete. So what to do? To help answer this
question I thought I would focus on a new type of
solar module (panel) that incorporates a new type of
solar cell production using Nano Solar.