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How Much Does Solar Thermal Cost?

Cost Solar Thermal

Many of us are interested in reducing our carbon footprint and saving money through solar thermal. Solar thermal is different that photovltaic solar - Photovoltaic Panels create electricity while solar thermal creates heat (usually used to heat water). While Photovoltaioc systems can be pricey, solar thermal is relatively affordable for the average Joe.  Learn more about the affordability of solar thermal from this guest post from Seth Berger at Clean Energy Authority.


Solar thermal energy is an environmentally-friendly way to provide heat for your home. Solar thermal systems can use either collection tanks that reflect solar energy into water storage tanks that provide hot tap water, or “solar walls” that warm external building surfaces, and circulate air near those surfaces to heat interior rooms.... read more

Solar Panels for Your Home: Do it Yourself Solar Versus Factory Panels

If you are exploring solar panels for your home, you may have come across your two installation panel options: Factory produced solar panels or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Panels. While at first it might seem like building the panels yourself will save you a lot of money, when you crunch the numbers it may not make too much sense.... read more

California Solar: Why Every Apartment in California MUST Install Solar Thermal Water Heaters

Today we have a guest blog post from Solar Fred at about the financial benefits of solar thermal water heaters for apartment owners.


Owners of California apartment buildings are one of the businesses that will benefit most from going with a solar hot water system.... read more

Solar Panel Companies: Golden Gate Solar Tech, 100% Women-Owned/Minority Company

solar panel companies san francisco

Golden Gate Solar Tech is a solar distribution company located in San Francisco, California that aims spread sustainable practice around the globe. They are a 100% women-owned and minority company that sells solar panels, solar inverter boxes, racking systems, and solar raw materials. While they are based in San Francisco, they have provided solar panels to remote areas to enhance lives in third-world countries.... read more

Solar Installation Process - What to Expect

Solar Installation Process

If you are exploring solar installation for your home, it is important to gather as much information as possible. The average residential installation does not take more than a few days. Here is a little bit about what to expect from your solar installation project.... read more

The Environmental Business Cluster Casino Night Fundraiser Connects California Green Businesses

Casino Night

On May 12, 2011, cleantechnology “green” business professionals from around California's Silicon Valley gathered together for an evening of entertainment, food, and gambling! “Baby needs a new pair of shoes!” - While this phrase was exclaimed more than once in the evening, we all knew the new pair of shoes was more than a material want; it was a community desire to support growth in the cleantech industry as a whole.... read more

Solar Water Heaters: What’s Keeping Solar Hot Water From Going Main Stream?

Solar Hot Water

Thanks to guest blogger Solar Fred for this thought-provoking article about the future of solar water heaters.

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Solar Companies: Sungevity Solar Named "Innovator of the Year" 2011

Solar Lease Sungevity

Sungevity is one of the nation's fastest growing residential solar companies – in part due to the commitment to the communities they serve and programs such as Solar Lease, which makes solar a reality for many consumers who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it.... read more

Solar Panels for Your Home - The Basics


Solar Panels For Your Home

If you are considering solar panels for your home it can be a little bit overwhelming to sort through information and to understand exactly what everything means. Before you dive in, make sure you know your options.... read more

CleanTech Business: Environmental Business Cluster, Casino Night 2011

Join KeenForGreen at a night of fun in support of greentech, cleantech start-up businesses! The Environmental Business Cluster (EBC), a non-profit, cleantech business “incubator” in San Jose California hosts their annual Casino Night Fundraiser on May 12, 2011 in the heart of Silicon Valley. KeenForGreen readers receive a 30% discount by registering here!... read more

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