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Thinking of getting solar? Websites to help you calculate Cost,Value

Try these solar calculators:



Tax rebates: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.org/csi/index.php

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Websites- Get solar bids without having sales people come to your home.

Always follow through with a local solar professional to confirm the numbers. Pick My Solar is one site that can help you locate and receive bids from solar companies in your area. Energy Sage and Consumer Affairs also offer contractor comparisons. Real estate professionals can screen potential sites for buyers interested in finding a solar-friendly home to purchase.

Will solar add value to the home?  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com , forerunners in green real estate appraisal.

Pick my solar:

  • Compare bids from top solar companies on Pick My Solar’s neutral bidding platform.
  • On average, a solar system purchased through Pick My Solar is $4,800 below market.
  • We remain the homeowner’s advocate through every step of the process, assuring that every customer goes solar without headaches, at the lowest price possible.
  • All of this is FREE for homeowners!

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Are We On the Cusp of A Solar Energy Boom?


The total solar energy hitting Earth each year is equivalent to 12.2 trillion watt-hours. That’s over 20,000 times more than the total energy all of humanity consumes each year.

And yet photovoltaic solar panels, the instruments that convert solar radiation into electricity, produce only 0.7 percent of the energy the world uses.

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So what gives?

For one, cost: The U.S. Department of Energy estimates an average cost of $156.90 per megawatt-hour for solar, while conventional coal costs an average of $99.60 per MW/h, nuclear costs an average of $112.70 per MW/h, and various forms of natural gas cost between $65.50 and $132 per MW/h. So from an economic standpoint, solar is still uncompetitive.

And from a technical standpoint, solar is still tough to store. “A major conundrum with solar panels has always been how to keep the lights on when the sun isn’t shining,” says Christoph Steitz and Stephen Jewkes at Reuters.

But thanks to huge advances, solar’s cost and technology problems are increasingly closer to being solved.

Read more at: http://theweek.com/article/index/244437/are-we-on-the-cusp-of-a-solar-energy-boom

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