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SMART ENERGY featured on 2020 Top Solar Contractors List

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the immediate crisis unfolding at the moment, mitigating climate change is also an urgent issue. Solar PV installation is one way to help reduce greenhouse gases from fossil fuels. Solar Power World has recognized the efforts of solar...

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Reducing Multifamily Air Leakage

Researchers at the Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) at the University of California at Davis recently developed an aerosol sealant to seal leaks in building walls, floors, and ceilings. The process can be more effective and convenient than conventional methods...

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Social Distancing Leading to More Video Conferencing Sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed life as we know it. Markets are currently being defined by loss and uncertainty. Growth outlooks for many economic sectors have been slashed. The petroleum, chemical, and gas industry are one of those who have seen losses and...

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Tax Credit Ending

Tax credit ending! Tax credit was cut from 30% to 26%. It will go be reduced again to 22% next year, and then it’s gone! Fortunately, if you haven’t begun your solar project yet, The Federal Solar Tax Credit (also known as the Investment Tax Credit or ITC)is still...

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Solar System – what to consider before buying

In recent years, we’ve seen a steep increase in residential solar photovoltaic installations across the nation. As utility prices for residential energy generally continue to rise, homeowners have been looking for ways to curb utility costs and get energy security....

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What is Tax Credit for Solar Energy?

The following is provided as information only – not as tax advice. Please consult a tax professional. When you install a solar power system, the federal government rewards you with a tax credit for investing in solar energy. Credit applied to taxes owed in the amount...

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Introduction to Solar Energy

Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the sun. Ancient civilizations personified the sun, worshipping it as a God or Goddess. Throughout history, farming and agriculture efforts have trusted upon the sun’s rays to maintain populations. The...

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How solar energy is the solution

Among technology and scientific research, scientists successfully found ways to preserve resources. They have discovered alternates to renewable energy and one of these is solar energy. By combining modern day technology and sunlight, the production of solar energy...

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