Palmetto Clean Energy News & Solar Energy Blog

Lego Built Its Way to 100 % Renewable Energy

June 27, 2017

Lately, it seems that several big companies have been showing the world how to conquer renewable energy goals. For that matter, the goals they’ve been aiming for have not been small feats, either; but companies like Google, Asics, and Salesforce have risen to the challenge. Recently, the toy company Lego reached an important marker for sustainability—several years before its promised date too!

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Energy Efficiency Importance

June 20, 2017

Stripped down to its essentials, energy efficiency importance simply means getting the most out of every ounce of energy allotted to you. It melds minimalism and conservation into one happy approach and gives a channel to practice these ideas. Without a doubt, this bare-boned lifestyle turns into quite a profitable benefit for every person who takes hold of it. But it also comes with much more than the bare essentials. You get the whole package, layered in meaning and service beyond your interests, and that package is something you can embrace with all your heart.

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The Right Focus for Climate Change

June 16, 2017

So much of the time, we hear about the global crisis of climate change. We understand that the world at large needs to learn conservation and improve sustainability. It needs to eliminate pollution-producing factories and promote clean transportation as much as possible. This wide focus can prove overwhelming, giving little guidance to local areas about where to start. In reality, we should be zoning in our global efforts to the cities harming our environment the most.

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It’s Raining Solar Energy

June 14, 2017

If you have lived anywhere up and down the east coast of our beautiful United States, you’ve likely encountered the usual summer sprinkle. Actually, it’s more of a summer deluge that threatens to sweep away the very ground underneath your feet. While you’re busy trying to keep your life possessions from floating away, you might also think back to those solar panels you have sitting on your roof. How will this summer downpour affect your solar panel efficiency?

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Six Reasons Why You Should Go Solar

June 09, 2017

No matter the season, you can walk outside on a sunny day and get a pink glow tipping your nose and cheeks from the sun’s powerful rays. Although thousands of miles away, this bright star has more impact on the world’s function than hundreds of natural resources right here on Planet Earth. So why not harness some of that power to use for your everyday needs? You can, and here’s 6 reasons why going solar is actually important.

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Toast to Solar Roast

June 08, 2017

In today’s America, you have likely spent some part of your day immersing your taste buds in coffee. Perhaps you sloshed a bit of black liquid in a thermal on the way out the door this morning, or you waited patiently in the drive-thru for your creamy lunch-break latte. Thankfully, a couple of environmentally-savvy coffee masters have invented the next best coffee sensation—a solar roast!

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The Growing Land of Solar Real Estate

June 06, 2017

You probably have the scene of buying your dream house, or even just your first house, playing through your mind. You’ll go through your list of must-haves and narrow down the houses to the one that fits your criteria the best. A few years ago, this list might have consisted of a bigger master bedroom, extra dining room, added cabinet space or pantry, and a three-car garage. Now, however, buyers are adding one more must-have to this list, and this one tops all others: solar energy. These buyers are taking real estate to a whole new level, seeking out prime solar real estate for their purchase instead.

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Solar Energy Basics 101: What Everyone Should Know

June 02, 2017

The world of solar energy is a beautifully clean and refreshing place. From the moment sunlight glints off the shiny solar panels and sends a wonder of electricity through the conductors and into your home, it revitalizes the world around it with its clean energy while saving you money. How exactly does solar energy work to bring you that clean electricity? Here’s the rundown of the entire process. It comprises the solar energy basics that every person should know before going solar.

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5 Reasons Why Solar is not a Do It Yourself Project

May 31, 2017

Who doesn’t adore the idea of a zeroed out energy bill? Trust us: everyone does. As more and more economic-minded people discover the power of solar energy, and what that power means for their budget, they leap right into the sunny throes of solar panels. After all, those brilliant, warm rays could illuminate their way to thousands in savings. Unfortunately, these excited thrifters often lead themselves right to DIY solar, but the handyman route is not necessarily the best option.

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The Ins & Outs of Solar Tax Credits

May 29, 2017

Homeowner, solar energy saves you heaps of cash. It lowers or nearly eliminates your electric bills and provides safe, renewable energy that won’t harm the environment. As a result, you will enjoy some extra padding in your pocket and a healthier spring in your step because of the clean energy. To speed up the process of padding your pockets, you can even claim a solar investment tax credit, called an ITC.

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Google’s Renewable Energy Plans are Making a Difference

May 26, 2017

When it comes to renewable energy, Google doesn’t play around. The company has led the corporate move toward sustainable power by leaps and bounds. To continue that leadership in 2017, Google has high aims for switching to 100 percent renewables within the year. The business giant looks as if it’s well on its way to achieving that goal and holds high aims beyond 2017 as well.

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America’s Much-Needed Electric Grid Upgrade Explained

May 24, 2017

America has always been a land of advancement and opportunity, changing the world with its ingenuity. Its people have made transforming inventions, discovered treatments for disease, and improved technology to better other’s lives. Now, in this modern age, America desperately needs to take hold of one crucial advancement—an electric grid upgrade.

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