Tagged : solar-roofs

Tour solar homes this weekend

September 29th, 2011

Curious about solar? This Saturday you can take a free tour of homes that have added solar installations.

The 16th annual National Solar Tour sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is billed as the largest grassroots solar event and features a local look at homes that use solar panels as well as other energy efficiency technologies and green innovations.

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Green advocates say loss of PACE financing has slowed pace of green jobs and building

September 17th, 2010

Slapping a solar panel on the roof sounds so alluring. You can produce your own energy, slice your carbon footprint in a big way and not have to fret so much about vacillating energy costs. You’re home free.
Except that solar panels are far from free. While the cost of solar photovoltaics has come down considerable, a solar rooftop array remains in a rarifed price household category, right up there with cars. It will run in the ballpark of $15,ooo-$20,000, maybe more, even with home energy tax credits.

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