I’m really impressed by Elon Musk’s new solar roof shingles. With a new aesthetic, I hope that individual solar will now accelerate more quickly into residential communities. Can’t wait to see solar’s upgrade in NJ.
There have been a number of solar shingle products introduced to the market: Atlantis, AstroPower, UniSolar, BP Solar, PowerLight, Dow, Suntegra and CertainTeed. Currently, only CertainTeed, Suntegra and Atlantis roof shingles are still available, perhaps because historically high component and installation costs. Hoping Musk can bring the price down and the marketing up to a level that makes this an attractive alternative to old style roof solar panel systems.
Bottom article delves into pricing.
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Published January 19, 2015
Energy Solutions , Real Estate , Solar Energy
Tags: appraisal, green, photovoltaic, Real Estate, Solar City, solar energy, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary
A new multi-state study shows that homebuyers are more and more willing to pay for homes with photovoltaic energy capabilities or to install systems themselves.
Since the systems are now more commonplace, appraisers are trying to figure out how to value such systems. In the past, there were rarely comparable properties with panels or other green features for appraisers to use, but now energy efficiency is becoming more popular. New addendums and standards are being introduced to make ‘adjustments’ easier when there are still no true comparables.
Solar City is starting a project with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch to help homeowners fund solar power systems more easily.
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Published February 26, 2011
Energy Solutions , Essex County , land use , Maplewood , PSE&G , Real Estate , renewable energy , Solar Energy , solar4all , South Orange Maplewood , telephone poles
Tags: energy solutions, environment, maplewood, pse&g, solar energy, solar4all, telephone poles
two solar panels on Oberlin in Maplewood
Maplewood is sprouting solar panels on telephone poles and other public spaces in residential areas. In order to take advantage of vertical space, PSE&G has implemented its Solar4all project, installing single panels to grow it’s percentage of renewable energy. It will own all the panels, the power and credits associated with its generation and will pay for maintenance. Third party host sites will recieve revenue from rental of the space and the possibility of publicity.