Category: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

5 Things Real Estate Builders Should Know About Solar Panels

Technology

Video Transcription Custom Builder Video Introduction and Question As we’ve seen in California, it’s important for builders to stay in the know about this alternative energy source. I spoke with a custom builder and solar panel installer and here are five things they say builders should know. Go Solar Group’s Highlighted Responses Below are Go […]

What is Passive Solar?

Technology

As building techniques improve and we learn more about our climate, the energy efficiency of our buildings continues to improve. This goes for both homes and commercial-use buildings. By adopting new, environmentally-friendly building techniques, we can cut down both our carbon footprints and our power bills. The first step to understanding passive solar is to […]

What Are the Best Solar Products?

Technology

As a solar company, trying to earn your business, we have many promotional product pages, but this is not one of them. The objective of this post is to give you the information you need about solar products that best suits the needs of your solar journey. Everyone wants to get the best quality for […]

How the Proposed 2021 EV (Electric Vehicle) Tax Credit Works

Solar Legislation

Taxes can be difficult to understand even at the best of times — just ask half of Americans each April. Even companies can have difficulties with taxes, which is why the Senate Finance Committee is trying to simplify the process for  EVs through the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator Act. Below are the basics of […]

The Future of Solar Energy

Solar Industry Predictions

Fossil fuels are out and solar energy is in! As solar technology improves and fossil fuels become more scarce, the U.S. – and the world in general – invest more in solar energy to fill the gap. Among renewable energy sources, solar energy is becoming the linchpin: As of 2019, the amount of power collected […]

New Mexico Climate Solutions Act

Solar Legislation

While the 2021 legislative session did not pass New Mexico Climate Solutions Act, it’s likely to return in the 2022 legislative session. One reason why this bill will likely come back involves the efforts it makes to include community members in the challenges of climate change. As this bill or another similar to it will most […]

The Impact of Making Climate Change a National Security Threat

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

When one considers climate change, their first thought is not often, “How does this intersect with national security?” However, the two topics have become intertwined. Threats to American national security, originating both at home and abroad, connect to climate change in multiple ways. The Threats Global Warming Poses Global warming, while not the only form […]

Alternatives to Carbon Tax: Will They Work?

Sustainable Living

Many solar proponents feel strongly about the benefits of carbon taxes. However, not everyone agrees that this tax best promotes renewables, such as solar energy. Before diving into other options, let’s look at carbon taxes. Understanding what carbon taxes do and why they receive pushback will help us better understand why pro-renewable states should consider […]

Solar and Blockchain Platforms

Solar Industry Predictions

Individuals can generate their power through residential solar. Often, however, when a solar array produces more than it needs, the utility pays less per watt than they charge their customers.  This excess energy goes onto the grid and then on to neighboring homes in the area. Neighbors who don’t have solar, but want to participate […]

Why COVID-19 is Turning Homeowners to Solar Energy

Sustainable Living

Although COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global economic climate since March this year, the downturn has not gone without its valuable lessons. At the very least, this pandemic has made it clear which forms of energy will sustain our future. With the uncertainty COVID-19 and future pandemics bring to our energy infrastructure, homeowners are in a […]

Finding Hope During COVID-19 With Solar

Solar Industry Predictions

With the chaos that has ensued as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it may be hard to find the light at the end of this seemingly long, dark tunnel. However, it’s only fitting that as a solar company, we can tell you there is light brought to the world’s future by the potential of […]

Rocky Mountain Power’s 2020 Proposed Net Metering Changes

Solar Legislation

In 2017, Rocky Mountain Power proposed a net metering rate for solar customers that would have made solar unfavorable to homeowners. To make sure a rate change is fair, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Utah implemented a transition rate and solar generation study instead.  This new rate decreased customer compensation for excess generated solar […]

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