Archive for April, 2011

Getting Rebates with ENERGY STAR qualified TV

Getting Rebates with ENERGY STAR qualified TV

Energy performance is not the only thing to consider, there is many a feature that must be in one’s mind while they are on a shopping spree to buy a television set. The TVs that are qualified by ENERGY STAR consume only one watt when in stand-by mode. The value may differ in on-mode state. This is because of the different screen area and the definition of the TV i.e. non-high, high or full-high.

Solar Pioneer Program for Homeowners

Solar Pioneer Program for Homeowners

Solar energy systems not only help in saving a lot of money annually but also help to maintain a good environment, as these systems do not produce any pollutant in the atmosphere. Solar panels are the best way to produce electricity for the residential purpose.

Disadventages of Solar Water Heater

Disadventages of Solar Water Heater

Device which use solar energy to run are great inventions. Many of them are cheap and provide several advantages. The case of solar water heaters is a little different. There are certainly advantages associated with them but there are some disadvantages which you should keep in mind before purchasing one.

How Grid-Tie System Works?

How Grid-Tie System Works?

A solar power system capable to throw power over the local grid power system is known as Grid-Tie Solar System (GTST). Your local power system give you credit for the amount of energy you transfer to their network. The essential elements of GTST include a solar panel, an inverter, a GFCI, a grid disconnect, a solar array breaker and a rail system. You can opt to buy a ready to use GTST which includes all the necessary elements and the installation guide.

Residential Solar Leasing  Program

Residential Solar Leasing Program

The terms of lease offered by the BriteLease is very conducive, the deposit, the monthly installments and the years of lease clearly make BriteLease a worth considering option. Besides Suntech is the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panel and this can also assure you quality and safety in your solar panel lease deal.

Best Time To Use solar power systems

Best Time To Use solar power systems

Time of Use is a rate plan that works with net metering. It is used to make your new electric bill lower and to sure that solar has a faster payback. You can make big savings with Time of Use, but you will have to consider some of its limitations, like Solar Fred Caution and Solar Fred Tip.

Government Grants for Alternative Energy

Government Grants for Alternative Energy

In 2007, the year when financial crisis evolved, President George W. Bush announced enhancement of grant for renewable energy projects. The announcement looked initially contradiction as the NREL was terminating its employees. But soon after the announcement, the reversal started and NREL started proactive role. NREL is responsible to scan ideas of renewable energy, transform the ideas into technology, implement the technology and finally share the technology with private partners.

Difference Between Passive Solar and Residential Solar Energy

Difference Between Passive Solar and Residential Solar Energy

The resident solar energy systems are for home instead of business. The residential system is used at different levels. The passive solar system is used to reduce the power consumption by using the sunrays. Residential solar system is expensive as compared to passive solar system. However, once installed, the energy expenses will be virtually reduced to nothing with a very small maintenance.

New York’s Residential Wind Energy Rebates

New York’s Residential Wind Energy Rebates

With the utilization of wind energy and other power proficient expertise in your house, you can support to provide the pollution free atmosphere. It will also shrink the conventional source of energy that is dependent on relic fuels which are not only expensive, but are also quickly depleting. In this regard, LIPA (Long Island Power [...]

CFL Rebates: ENERGY STAR Qualified Fixtures

CFL Rebates: ENERGY STAR Qualified Fixtures

Fall and winter are ideal timings to change your indoor lighting at home. LIPA is offering discounts on ENREGY STAR qualified CFL fixtures. These ENEREGY STAR fixtures are more durable and also offer you a great deal of money saving in terms of durability and less consumption of electric energy.

Solar Lease vs. Solar PPA

Solar Lease vs. Solar PPA

The choice of buying a PPA plan or a lease plan depends largely on down payment and tariff plans. Rest of the terms and conditions are almost the same.

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