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Does Solar Increase the Value of my House?

June 19, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I bet you don’t know that there is a home improvement investment that you can make that will increase the value of your house more than the investment cost. It’s not remodeling your bathroom (2 percent return). It’s not landscaping with a designer (break even). It’s not remodeling your kitchen (2 percent loss). It’s rooftop solar (43 percent...

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True South Solar Now Accepts Credit Cards

We are glad to announce that True South Solar now accepts all major credit cards for purchasing your solar system.  Our commitment to having "solar on every rooftop" here in Southern Oregon and customer request, has facilitated this recent change.

Thank you all for your continued support and we hope this helps more of our community join the solar revolution.

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How to convert US to 100 percent renewable energy

Date:

June 9, 2015

Source:

Stanford University

Summary:

It's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy, experts say. A new report is the first to outline how each of the 50 states can achieve such a transition by 2050. The 50 individual state plans call for aggressive changes to both infrastructure and the ways we currently consume energy, but indicate that the conversion is technically an...

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Steve Smith's 4.6kW system powers all electric home and car

Steve Smith’s 4.6kW system is generating credits over their summer consumption, and has accounted for roughly a third or more of their winter usage. Overall the system provides ½ of the power. Motivation to go solar was based on the purchase of their house that is all electric, with no natural gas, so they wanted to help offset the electrical costs with an environmentally sustainable resource and solar fit the bill. In addition, they recently purchased an electric car and wanted the...

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Trees & Solar: The Site Survey Connection

We’re blessed with both a lot of sunshine and a lot of trees in Southern Oregon. Sometimes the very trees we love the most block our solar access and make siting a solar electric system difficult. So, how do we coexist with trees, deal with shading issues, get the most out of our solar electric systems, and do the right thing for the environment? The answer begins by hiring the right solar professionals. 

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Get to know office manager Dea Knox

Q: What do you do on the TSS team? 
A: I handle most of the in-office steps required to turn a signed project contract into an energy producing solar system. Mostly coordination - of the elements required in sequence to ‘green light’ installation of each project - and with our entire team.  We work together to identify ways to make the process m...

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A Closer Look at Fossil and Renewable Energy Subsidies

By Susan Kraemer 
 
The same permanent subsidies that made fossil fuels cheap are simply not available to the re-newable energy industry. Why not?
 
A new study by the International Monetary Fund puts the total cost of fossil fuel subsidies at approximately $10 million a minute globally, when health costs and environmental degradation are included, never mind the effects of a destabilized climate in future centurie...
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Five Reasons to Go Solar Now

Solar’s popularity has skyrocketed recently, thanks to a price drop and ample incentives. There are many benefits to adding solar panels to your house. If you haven’t gone solar yet, or if you’re still thinking about it, check out these five reasons to go solar now.

You Can Take Advantage of the Solar ITC

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is set to expire on December 31, 2016. However, don’t wait that long to go solar. The industry expec...

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