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Strategic Web Marketing for the Alternative Energy Industry and other Forward Thinking Businesses

The surge in public awareness about renewable energy comes at a time of rising energy costs and an improving political environment. The demand for solar, wind, and efficiency systems is changing our industry and the companies that serve it. Selling renewable energy systems getting tougher as competition and technology increases. Your website can be a key to success.

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Typically, a web designer's first question will be "What do you want your website to say?" Because we are energy professionals: LEED accredited with time on the rooftops, we can provide the articles you need to sell your services. Here are some samples of our work that can be customized to your website.

All work is (c) Copyrighted 2010 The Energy Grid.

HOW DOES A SOLAR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WORK?
 
Solar panels mounted on your roof convert sunlight directly into DC power. An inverter then converts this DC power into AC power (the type that can be used in your home). The system is interconnected with your utility.

 WHAT IS A HOME SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM?

A solar electric system, also called a photovoltaic or PV system, is made of special panels that generate electricity when exposed to the sunlight. It can literally spin the electric meter backwards, providing you free electricity day and night!

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WHAT IS A COMMERCIAL SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM?

Simply, a commercial solar electrical system generates power for your business by converting sunlight into electricity.   Although your primary source of power will continue to be your existing electric utility,  whatever power your phorovoltaic (PV) system generates will be used first; reducing, even eliminating the need for you to pay for electricity.   If your system produces more electricity than you are using, excess electricity  will flow back into the electric grid, in effect spinning your meter backwards. This not only supports your community but you will also receive credits on your electric bill for these contributions. This called 'net-metering.'  

 

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What is an Industrial Solar Power System?

 
Industrial solar power systems primarily provide electricity to remote areas where conventional power is too costly or difficult to reach. The systems can be skid mounted, roof mounted, pole mounted, trailer mounted, or assembled with industrial quality walk-in shelters.

WHAT IS A SOLAR WATER HEATING?

Solar water heaters—also called solar domestic hot water systems—can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use—sunshine—is free.

Solar heating systems are generally composed of solar thermal collectors, a fluid system to move the heat from the collector to its point of usage. The system may use electricity for pumping the fluid, and have a reservoir or tank for heat storage and subsequent use.

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WHAT IS SOLAR POOL HEATING?

It can cost a significant amount to heat a swimming pool for the season. One way to reduce swimming pool heating costs is by installing a solar pool heater. They're cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs.

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WHAT IS A GREEN ROOF?

     A  green roof is considered to be the roof of a building that is partially or completely covered in vegetation that has been planted over a waterproof  membrane.  Other layers may or may not include a root barrier, insulation, irrigation and drainage.  A “green” roof  could mean anything from solar panels to cool roofs. But a traditional green or living roof developed by our company means actual vegetation growing on top of a building.

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SOLAR POWER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK
Even in the Northeastern United States, solar energy can make a significant contribution to meeting demands for electricity. The New York State Renewable Energy Task Force has recommended that New York increase its generation of electricity from photovoltaics eight-fold by 2011. By 2013, twenty-five percent of all power used in New York is to come from renewable resources via the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Renewable resources include solar, wind, biomass, and some hydroelectricity. In order to achieve the RPS “25 by 2013” goal, NYSERDA  (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) offers grants and incentives to help bring down the costs of these clean resources.

Key Provisions Benefiting the Solar Energy Industry in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Renewable Energy Grants

1. Creates a new program through the Department of Treasury that provides grants equal to 30 percent of the cost of solar property placed in service during 2009 and 2010, in lieu of the section 48 investment tax credit.

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