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Happy Earth Day 2009

ECOstrive – Well, its Earth Day again. I can say that I am happy to hear the general attitude this time seems to be action. Action in the form of green building, replacing light bulbs, solar power, electric cars and other things that are available and can be done today. So much better than the global alarming from years past. In fact, it makes it a day of awareness instead of the annual Chicken Little day.  Continue reading Happy Earth Day 2009

Solar Power: More affordable than you think

ECOstrive – Installing solar power systems can be more affordable than you think. Many power companies will refund up to $30,000 for your system, plus give you credit for any extra electricity you generate. The result? How about an electric bill that is up to 90% less.

With some power companies refunding up to $3 per watt DC of rated solar power installed in an on-grid installation, cost of many rooftop solar power systems are reduced by up to $30,000. Combine this with a Federal Tax Credit of 30% of the system cost, up to $2000 and some State Tax Credits (Arizona gives 25% of the system cost up to $1000), you can get a pretty powerful system for under $30,000. Continue reading Solar Power: More affordable than you think