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Ruth
- 483 days ago - gridalternatives.org
PLEASE PARTNER WITH GRID ALTERNATIVES.The students learn from experts while they volunteer! "Our partners helped GRID install more than 1200 systems in California and Colorado last year,"The hope is "with their help we'll install as many more in 2013."



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Ruth R. (219)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:36 pm
FROM THEIR PAGE:
"Who we partner with
As we get underway in Colorado, we'll be seeking partners statewide who want to participte in our work. Cities and municipalities can provide funds to support installations in their communities;..."
1.)"...affordable housing partners can help us identify clients who need our services while accessing clean, affordable power for their residents;..."
2.) "...job training organizations can work with us to get their students up on a roof installing solar in real time;..."
3.) "...and corporate sponsors can invest in building more sustainable communities."

"Our partners helped GRID install more than 1200 systems in California and Colorado last year, and with their help we'll install as many more in 2013."
 

Ruth R. (219)
Monday May 20, 2013, 9:29 pm
5/20/2013. CHEERFUL SOLAR NEWS!

Do a kind deed. Help a man or women Sign Up for FREE Solar on their Roof! For Colorado, and California, and -- if you ask -- they may come to Your State!!! --as soon as they can.

SOLAR EQUALS = ENERGY INDEPENDENCE, NO BILLS, YOU MAY MAKE MONEY --FEEDING ENERGY INTO THE GRID.

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Cheerful GOOD NEWS People helping one another to have Free Solar Energy! Please -- may this kindness continue to happen. Also, sign up to get solar energy for FREE -- ON YOUR ROOF --Or the People who You Know -- Who Like Free Solar --Sign up!

SIGN UP -- on GRID Alternative to get FREE Solar Panels.

Sign up -- on GRID Alternative to get FREE training -- while you volunteer.

Ask the people looking for jobs to volunteer -- because they may like this kind of work.
 

Robin T. (14)
Monday May 20, 2013, 11:22 pm
What a great initiative. Everyone wins, even the environment.
Thank you GRID
Thanks for the cheerful post Ruth
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:50 am
noted, thanks Ruth
 

Tim C. (1881)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 7:54 am
ty
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 8:33 am
In our continued efforts to support Nancy LaPlaca’s run for a position on the Arizona Corporation Commission (while also spreading good and important information), here’s another post written by Nancy. This one was originally published on the Arizona Capitol Times (with some minor changes).

The issue that raised their ire was my asking whether spending $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion of ratepayer money to purchase the departing ownership shares of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and NV Energy, and update the air quality systems at the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) is a wise investment. Given that our neighboring states and utilities around the country are abandoning coal and investing heavily in natural gas and renewable energy generation, is sinking good money into a 40-year-old plant our only choice?

When studies show that for every $1 spent, clean energy creates three times more jobs than fossil fuels, what’s wrong with looking into alternative investments? Clean energy can increase the number of available jobs and address environmental and health issues people are concerned about. We know that coal fuel and compliance costs are going to continue to increase as time goes on, so why invest in technologies that only increase the cost of electricity? Why restrict the Navajo economy when diversifying the energy mix at NGS by adding wind, solar PV, or solar CSP could create 3,000 new jobs?

What I want, along with many others, is to diversify and transform the Navajo economy by expanding the mix of energy and create even more jobs that could be filled by Navajo and Hopi people. I want them to earn higher wages, enjoy better working conditions, lead healthier lives and have better career options for generations to come.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/05/21/clean-energy-more-jobs/#T2zqbU3mZy8YOPy7.99
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:01 am
Noted & posted
 

Jamie Clemons (279)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:21 pm
help more people get off the grid
 

Birgit W. (144)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:22 pm
Noted. Just tweeted (my) FL Governor Rick Scott asking him to check out GRID as we're called The Sunshine State. We have a lot of needs that he's not addressing. So I appealed to the fact that we call ourselves The Sunshine State, why not use that to bring jobs, lower costs, etc. etc.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 12:47 am
Noted.!
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:14 am

Noted
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 6:37 am
Two friends of mine that live close by have gone totally off grid !
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:47 am
Noted
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 12:50 pm
Noted
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:55 pm
Wonderful! Kudos!
 

Lydia w. (172)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7:23 pm
Thanks for posting Ruth I'll check it out .
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:08 am
great news
 

Ruth R. (219)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 1:05 am
Thank you for noticing, noting, and/or commenting.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 7:34 am
Massachusetts Residential Solar Installations More Than Quadrupled Between 2010 And 2012
May 27, 2013Joshua S Hill

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Citing an “eco-conscious population, a growing number of options for going solar, and enticing Federal and state-level incentives”, award-winning solar integrator RevoluSun has released Massacusetts Clean Energy Center data showing that residential solar installations have more than quadrupled between 2010 and 2012 in the state.
The data, alongside economic factors believed to be driving the solar purchasing trend, are outlined in a new RevoluSun infographic.




Framingham resident and genetic counselor, Judy Jackson explains, “I always wanted solar panels. After hours of research and scrutinizing every detail and option, I realized how much we would save in electricity costs in addition to the money that would be generated from solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) during the next 10 years. We made the leap and bought 24 high-efficiency solar panels, which cost nearly 40% less after the tax credits and rebate.”
“We have already seen huge returns, greater than RevoluSun estimated, indicating the system is well on its way to helping us financially. Since late January, even with our snowy winter, we produced about 3,000 Kw hours of energy. That’s enough for three SRECs, which have an estimated value of $285 each at the Department of Energy Resources auction,” added Ms. Jackson.
“Massachusetts is adopting solar so quickly that Governor Patrick just announced a new State goal: 1,600 megawatts of solar capacity by 2020 – enough to power 240,000 homes annually,” stated Kip George, President of RevoluSun’s Burlington office. “Mass has the 7thhighest electricity rates in the U.S. but at the same time, Federal and state incentives are tremendous and utilities must meet annual goals for solar electric production, so they’re eager to leverage residential solar power.”

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/05/27/massachusetts-residential-solar-installations-more-than-quadrupled-between-2010-and-2012/#I2Z9pCjLrex0QDF9.99
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday June 5, 2013, 12:09 pm
Noted
 
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