Zero risk, all reward?
We’ve already discussed how the company gives the illusion of taking all risk off the customer’s hands. But, how do they benefit? The company charges the consumer in either the PPA or the lease model, and payments can range from 10 to 15 percent of the total system cost per year. In turn, they recover […]
Leasing and PPA
Pulling back the curtains on Solar Ownership options Ray Kroc, the genius behind McDonald’s, once told a class of graduates that he was not in the restaurant business at all; he was in the real estate business. Many believe this is what led to McDonald’s enormous success – understanding the nuances behind their business. With […]
Is Solar a Wise Investment for Businesses?
Is Solar a wise investment for businesses and how does that impact utilities? Would you pay an $87 Million exit fee to leave the grid? If you are like most customers you probably didn’t even know that in some states you might have to pay a fee to get completely off the grid. MGM recently […]
Buying Solar in Texas: Leasing vs. Purchasing
When it comes to putting solar panels on your home, you’re going to encounter some big decisions. Where is the best location? Should you pay to have the solar PV panels installed or do it yourself? How do you maintain them? But one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to purchase the panels […]
Solar Power vs. Coal Power
Solar power is gaining ground all over the country. Between 2012 and 2013, the total megawatt hours of electricity derived from the photovoltaic cell (PV cells) in the U.S. doubled from 3.5 million to 8.3 million. Ten years ago, we produce a measly 6,000 MWh. Solar power is definitely booming. What does that mean for […]
Whitehouse is committed to clean, renewable energy
The Whitehouse blog recently published a lengthy blog post underlining the government’s commitment to renewable energy. The post follows a summit in San Francisco at which 23 countries were represented. As most people will know, a small percentage of the world’s countries is responsible for most of the world’s carbon emissions, and the 23 countries […]
Solar energy in Texas: not just for the well-off
A decade ago, solar energy was the province of those who could afford the installation costs – but installation and component costs have fallen – and now California is saying that solar energy is the solution which will provide savings for low-income households. Does this also apply to solar energy in Texas? Interestingly, instead of […]
Will Frisco schools go solar?
Arlington schools are teaching kids about renewable energy and sustainable by putting their money where their mouth is. Soon, solar energy in Frisco will hopefully be seen in schools too. Six Arlington schools have gone solar, but it’s not only the educational opportunity that got them started – they’re also paying a lot less for […]
Sustainable living with Solar energy in Frisco
When we decided to take a positive step towards reducing our carbon footprint, there are many strategies that we can apply. Even if you don’t choose solar energy in Frisco, you can make a few adaptations that will reduce your impact on the environment. Energy leaks In winter, running your heating is a must, but […]
Texas set to lead the US in solar power
Up until now, commercial energy companies in Texas have chosen conventional energy with considerable growth in alternative energy sources such as wind and, to a lesser extent, solar power contributing to the grid. But this may be set to change. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports that solar energy provision on a commercial scale will soon […]