Quality solar panels deliver more solar energy

Quality solar panels deliver more solar energy
Quality solar panels deliver more solar energy

GoProSolar is the leading supplier of residential solar panel installations in our part of Texas for many reasons. One of them is that we use the highest quality solar panels currently on the market. Combined with our years of experience in the home construction industry and our strong, ethical business practices there’s no reason to look anywhere else.

In case you do, thought, one of the questions to ask any provider of solar panels for your home is what brand of solar panels will be used for the project.

At GoProSolar, we install high quality solar panels from Solar World. With so many providers in the marketplace, why did we choose them as our provider?

Here’s why:

Solar World is an established company with over 40 years of experience in manufacturing solar panels. In recent years, interest in the financial benefits of solar and consumers interest in more renewable energy resources has resulted in many entrants into the solar manufacturing arena. However, only Solar World has the real depth and breadth of experience it takes to serve our customers.

From an installers perspective, no other company comes close to matching Solar World in terms of service and support. That’s because they are an American company with their US Headquarters located in Oregon. Solar World is the top choice for solar panel installers who hold themselves to high quality and customer service standards.

We find that many of our customers are interested in a high-quality product that will help them save money on their electric bills for years to come. That goal can only be achieved when the panels installed stand the test of time. Solar World performs extensive testing on their panels so that they withstand normal wear and tear and are tough enough to withstand weather hazards, too.

If that’s not enough, we are proud of the track record the have established as an ethically run business that provides good jobs for American workers. In recent years, they have been recognized numerous times in such categories as the most recommended provider by US installers, sustainability in solar manufacturing, green manufacturing, and as the Manufacturer of the Year (2016) for Portland, Oregon. If you’d like to know more about their awards and recognition, you can find it here: http://bit.ly/SolarWorldAwards

Want to know more about how the GoProSolar’s commitment to quality and customer service can help you lower your electric bills for years to come? Schedule a consultation today: http://www.goprosolar.com/consultation.html

Solar electricity and solar panels reimagined

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Engineers, scientists and advocates bring solar future into focus

Solar electricity is more attractive than ever as solar panels and the components used to convert the sun’s energy into cost-efficient, renewable and clean power are rapidly becoming more efficient and more cost effective for the typical residential and commercial customer.

But, in addition to the brightest minds that are currently concentrated on developing more efficient photo voltaic panels and battery and storage systems that are more effective, engineers, designers and renewable energy advocates are also working on projects that push the boundaries of what solar panels and solar electricity  are currently used for.

Here are three examples of projects currently making headlines:

Emirates Insolaire, a joint venture between companies in Dubai and Switzerland, is producing solar panels in colors like gold, terracotta and gold. The company as also liberated the solar panels from the roof, installing them as part of the buildings façade and other design elements, too. While the company markets the panels with an eye toward esthetics, these products meet productivity standards, too.

It seems natural that as solar panels increase in visual appeal, they will gain wider adoption. Source: http://bit.ly/GineersNow

A scientist in California is developing a device that allows solar panels to collect light from the sun and to filter water out of the air, providing both solar electricity and clean water to the home! The device uses nano-materials to capture water vapor while the solar panels condense it and minerals purify it. The developer of the system, known as Zero Mass, may hold the keys to providing clean drinking water for communities in the United States and around the world. http://bit.ly/ForbesZeroMass

While some scientist and thought leaders are thinking on a grand scale, someone must put their ideas to the test. A father/son pair from England are doing just that, setting off on a 600-mile journey to Antarctica, powered only by solar electricity and wood-chip biomass fuel. Solar panels and a device developed by NASA will allow them to melt water for cooking and drinking. Their aim is to prove that renewable energy is reliable and efficient enough to allow them to successfully complete their trip. http://bit.ly/Reuters_trek

As 2017 ends, the future of solar energy seems brighter than ever. Schedule a solar consultation today and start creating your renewable energy future now.

Solar investment makes good sense

Solar investment is growing as residents, business and cities alike find that renewable energy makes sense. Texas is becoming a leader in solar energy, adding solar capacity that includes residential solar rooftops, large infrastructure projects and major businesses making significant investments in solar energy.

Though solar and other renewable energy sources may initially attract attention because of environmental concerns, it is their bottom line impact that is most frequently sited when the decision is made to invest in renewable energy. Helping to reduce pollution and contributing to a cleaner environment are secondary to the economic benefits.

Across Texas, cities are recognizing the power of solar to save their residents and businesses money on their electric bills. In addition to Austin, here are some other Texas cities that have recently made headlines for their commitment to or exploration of the benefits of going solar.

Houston was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Partner for their initiative that incorporates renewable energy into the cities electric utility program. With the aim of saving Houstonians money on their monthly bills, the city created a plan to use both wind energy and solar investment to save over $1.9 million dollars during the life of the project.

Georgetown, Texas has made numerous headlines in recent years as they invested in solar and wind production facilities. For this Texas city just north of Austin, a rational evaluation of all the alternatives showed that investing in the production of wind and solar would be the best way to manage the cost of energy over the coming decades. Like residential consumers, the city decided to invest in solar because they take the long view. Over time, owning the means to produce your own renewable energy protects against the ups and downs in the marketplace.

In late October of this year, the city of Denton attracted positive notice as they revealed the plan presented by a consulting group tasked with determining the best way to manage their public utility for the benefit of residents. The analysis predicts that by purchasing a combination of solar and wind generated electricity, Denton Municipal Electric (DME) can convert to using solely renewable resources in the near future. DME is a public utility, owned by the residents of the city. The utility board is currently evaluating adoption of the proposal.

For Texas residents, business and municipalities, solar, wind and other renewables represent an opportunity to grow something every city needs: jobs. Today, renewable energy production and associated services bring jobs to local economies. Who doesn’t want to save money, keep our environment clean and produce jobs for Texans?

Curious about how a residential solar investment can benefit you? Schedule your consultation today. http://bit.ly/GetaSolarConsultation

Solar energy is good for business

Solar energy is good for business. That’s why companies are making significant investments in solar systems. In the past few years, Texas has had three large employer’s who have upgraded their facilities to add solar to the mix of energy sources they currently use.

International shipping giant FedEx recently completed a large solar installation at their plant in Hutchins, Texas. The solar panel system is comprised of over 4,500 photovoltaic panels and will produce about 20% of the electricity need by the facility. It currently covers half of the available roof space of the warehouse. The company used incentives offered by their service provider, Oncor, and government incentives, too, in completing the project. This facility, south of Dallas, joins FedEx locations in New York, New Jersey and California in utilizing solar power.

Campbell Soup is developing a variety of sustainable energy projects for their facilities throughout the United States, including their location in Paris, Texas. The Paris plant will add both wind and solar electricity to their energy plan. The company is going solar at their world headquarters in Camden, New Jersey, too. That solar array will be the largest in the city, producing over 5 million kw hours annually. The system is designed to generate approximately 20 of the power needed by the corporate headquarters.

The most recent, and most ambitious, corporate solar energy project in Texas is at the new Toyota Headquarters in Plano. In partnership with SunPower, they just brought the largest solar array in the state on line. Made up of over 20,000 panels, it represents a one-billion-dollar commitment by Toyota. This project is part of Toyota’s plan to use only sustainable energy. To accomplish that goal, the facility will supplement the electricity produced by the solar array by purchasing wind generated power.

Large business facilities are more committed to sustainability than ever before. Expect to see more facilities of all kinds add more solar, wind and biofuel capability in 2018 and beyond. There are two important reasons that companies like FedEx, Campbell Soup and Toyota are committed to using sustainable resources.

  • It makes a positive impact on their bottom line. By making an up-front investment, they can predict their energy costs better because they have more control.
  • Working toward a cleaner environment creates better relationships with the surrounding community, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

These are the same reasons that most homeowner decide to invest in residential solar energy systems. Are you ready to take control of your energy costs and contribute to a cleaner environment?

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