Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Solar for Renters

  Can’t go solar on your home? Are you a renter? There’s still a great way to support local solar in Philadelphia. Switch your electricity provider to our partner, The Energy Co-op, today and help bring more solar power to Philly! For every 20 households who become members, 1 new household solar project will be […]

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The Energy Co-op and Solar States partner to bring more solar to Philadelphia region

The Energy Co-op and Solar States have signed a partnership agreement to collectively work to increase the amount of solar within The Energy Co-op’s service territory (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties). PECO customers interested in supporting local solar power can now get solar electricity from The Energy Co-op’s new product, Solar Leader. The Energy Co-op’s members will be providing financial support to […]

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Meet Solar States’ new intern : Quadier Timms

My name is Quadier Timms. I am 20 years young and a current student at Youth build Philly Charter school and CCP (Community college of Philadelphia). I am a DJ and producer. I am a certified IT professional and I also have a certification in Microsoft. I am truly interested in technology and music. I […]

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Breaking down the cost of solar

So we’ve outlined what solar on a typical Philly home costs today and what it could cost with unsubsidized cost improvements . Now we’re going to outline what makes up the cost of solar and how the cost can be lowered by 25%. So here’s the breakdown of cost by  segment. A typical  home system is 4000 […]

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Solar can be Philly’s cheapest electricity source

In a prior post we discussed what solar for a typical home in Philadelphia cost today. Now we’re going to outline what solar SHOULD cost today. While it’s easy to blame Govenor Corbett‘s polices that favor the natural gas industry, the cost reductions we discuss for a Philly solar installation  can be accomplished regardless of […]

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How much does solar cost in Philadelphia now?

We’re re-visting a prior post on the cost of solar in Philly to provide some updated thoughts. In a future post we’ll compare these costs to what solar in Philadelphia could (and should) be in the future. One of the questions we often ALWAYS get is how much does solar cost?  The answer varies but if you […]

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Why 100% wind power isn’t always best…

In a prior blog post we explained that green power is essentially two products sold as one: regular electricity (which is 97 fossil fuels and nuclear) and something called a renewable energy certificate. The feel good feeling that you might get from buying “green power” comes from the renewable energy certificate (RECs). The REC is what makes […]

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What is “green” power?

In Philadelphia you have the ability to choose which company provides you electricity (aka the power that lights  your house). You can go the state’s website PA Power Switch to choose an electricity supplier. Some of these electricity suppliers claim that the electricity they supply  comes from renewable electricity (aka green power). They say you […]

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Explaining renewable energy certificates

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) may be a term you’ve never heard of but it’s something that has historically been helpful in getting renewable energy projects built. So what are they? Renewable energy certificates are a financial incentive for individuals and businesses who are thinking about investing in a renewable energy project (for example solar on […]

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