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5 Easy Ways You Can Save the Planet!

Seriously, People. Before It’s Too Late.

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Climate change this, global warming that. If you’re present even the slightest little bit on any social media network or news and information site, then you already know that the believers and disbelievers are sharing the stage a bit too much these days when it comes to protecting and preserving the planet. So what can we do about it if we’re in the vocal (at-times) minority, hyper-concerned about the future of the planet?

Well, there are many ways that you can do your part to help save the planet from the imminent disaster that will be upon us, due to the drastic and terrible effects of global warming. If you are concerned about the health of the planet and have already installed solar panels, then try these five ways to add to your eco-conscious lifestyle and do your part! Continue reading

Top 10 Easy Tips for Going Solar in Sacramento

Going Solar in California’s Capitol
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The capital city of Sacramento, California is one of the best places to invest in alternative energy sources such as solar power panels. There is so much sun in California it seems only natural to utilize the organic energy available. There are at least 10 great things you can do to increase your utilization of solar power.

The city itself is home to numerous solar power companies, has multiple LEED buildings, and has one of the largest solar power installations in the city. Here are at least 10 things you can do in order to better prepare your home or business for going solar in the city of Sacramento.

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Solar Energy—How to Make the Sun Work for You

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Once upon a time, the idea of solar energy was usually equated with self-sufficient desert dwellers and costly, heavy, awkward solar panels that never had much hope to be economically viable. Since then, solar projects engineering and installation has come a long way. Now, solar energy is more than viable for home use—with some home owners actually selling surplus energy gathered by their home solar panels to utility companies.

The truth is, solar energy is now not only viable on a small scale—small businesses, major corporations, and local and national governments are getting in on what has become a burgeoning industry. Developing sophisticated technology is a key reason that solar energy is making such inroads into both public and private sector business. One of the best green energy delivery systems that the solar industry has turned toward is photovoltaics (PV). Continue reading

Oregon Comes in Second in Green Leadership

Oregon Shows Competitive Edge in Green Energy Industry

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Oregon's Clean Energy Leadership

According to a recent report by clean technology research firm Clean Edge, Oregon ranks second in clean energy leadership — trailing only behind California. Factors that went into the rankings included the availability of clean, cheap electricity, transportation, financial capital, a skilled workforce and favorable public policies and incentives.

With incredibly cheap energy, an expert high-tech manufacturing workforce, state and local government commitments to clean energy development and a forward-thinking, sustainability minded culture, perhaps Oregon’s position on the list comes as no surprise. Continue reading