Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Newest addition!

Who am I? Well, my name is Victoria Vanderzee and I’m a recent graduate at Abraham Lincoln High School. I was part of the environmental academy and graduated with straight A’s, along with getting multiple awards for all the work I did in my school.  I’m a young woman that values friends, family, the environment, […]

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Where does Philly’s Electricity Come From? (in pictures)

97% of the electricity Philadelphia uses comes from electricity generation fueled by coal, natural gas, and nuclear. These plants are virtually all located outside of Philadelphia   This type of electricity causes this And this And this And this To make matters worse, the jobs from generating electricity are created outside of Philadelphia. So the […]

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Preconceptions

Here’s a thought experiment. Who do you think buys solar? Take a second to think about that and then continue. Being relatively new to Solar States I had some ideas about who would take the “solar leap” and install a solar system on their roof. Although I didn’t think specifically about who our customers would […]

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Why The Energy Co-op is awesome

So for a much shorter version of why The Energy Co-op is awesome read this. Here’s the longer version explaining why The Energy Co-op’s members rock. Let’s start from the beginning: Why install solar in Philadelphia?  Solar States is a Philadelphia based solar installer. The key word in that prior sentence is PHILADELPHIA. We don’t […]

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EcoCamp

Solar States and The Energy Co-op have partnered to give a special offer to EcoCamp supporters. If you switch to our partner, The Energy Co-op, as your electricity supplier (nothing changes – you continue to pay your PECO bill each month), you’ll get  $35 electricity bill credit for supporting local solar! Help bring more solar power […]

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Observations after first month on the job

I have been working for Solar States for just about a month now, and when I walk around the neighborhood (South Kensington) and go into local businesses or just strike up conversations with people, I am often asked what I do. When I tell them I do sales for a solar installer, the level of […]

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Solar Jokes!

Here at Solar States, we love to tell jokes. So to brighten everyone’s day in Philadelphia, I’ve decided to compile a list of some good energy jokes that I’ve seen on the internet. If you know any more, please share! Renewable energy scientist walks into a solar array and asks a panel watt it could […]

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Support The Sculpture Derby and Local Solar!

The Kinetic Sculpture Derby needs more resources this year than ever before, but is committed to staying true to the values of the event. Solar States has issued a CHALLENGE MATCH to make it easier (and more fun!) to give in the campaign’s final days. We are MATCHING the next $1,000 in pledges received from now until the end of […]

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3 reasons to support local solar

We were recently at two Earth Day related events hosted by the Penn Wynne Civic Association (Lower Merion) and Narberth Civic Association getting the word out about solar. We got some great questions particularly surrounding our new partnership with The Energy Co-op. In future blog posts we’ll be going into greater detail about how the […]

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Solar for Greater Philadelphia 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 added […]

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