Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Q&A with Kevin

Kevin is one of the former youthbuild students that has become an installer here at solar states. Here I’ve asked him about his experience since joining this company. Q; What made you interested in solar energy? “What got me interested was this program that Mr. Micah held called youthbuild in my school. I didn’t know […]

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People’s Climate March

350 Philly, The Energy Co-op and Solar States want to see more Philadelphians attend the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21. Stakeholders in Philadelphia who’ve made a commitment to support local solar by switching to The Energy Co-op’s Solar Leader product can travel up to the march for FREE with 350 Philly’s Bus Delegation! […]

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Cycling Tour of Philadelphia Solar!

Okay, as you all may or may not know, solar power is becoming quite popular in the Philadelphia region.  The Solar States team would like to show the lovely people of Philadelphia solar locations around our city in an environmentally friendly manner, so what better way to do that by doing a bicycle tour! On […]

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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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