Blue Spectrum Solar, Inc., is proud to Sponsor Grid Alternatives in the first Single Family Affordable Solar (SASH) installation in Murrieta, Ca.
Blue Spectrum Solar’s Team is a long time supporter of Grid Alternatives in Southern California and is committed to helping facilitate Solar PV system installations at the community level wherever possible.
The First Murrieta SASH installation is scheduled to be performed on August 20 and 21. The proud homeowners of this Habitat for Humanity re-constructed home are very excited as are we at Blue Spectrum Solar.
For more information about the SASH program go to http://www.gridalternatives.org or http://bluespectrumsolar.comread more
What’s the real cost? We know electric utility rates are on the rise. You certainly will not see rate reductions from the utility companies anytime soon; in fact we see a minimum of 7-8% annual increases year to year. So the cost of not going solar is simply higher electric bills. The cost of going solar for a typical single family home in Southern California varies based on your specific needs. Installing a typical solar electric system is like buying a car. The difference is that a car does not provide a positive return on your investment, reduce your monthly electric bill, increase your home value or give you energy independence (not to mention the environmental advantages). The current state and federal incentives in place reduce your cost up to 40% however these are quickly reducing. So it comes down to value and taking advantage of one the best investments anywhere in the markets today.
With the reliability of the top brand panels on the market already demonstrated, the question then becomes who should install your system? Always look for licensed contractors, experience, knowledge, quality and a proven project management track record. That said you should not sacrifice cost effectiveness for quality cost. Get multiple quotes from local installers, ask lots of questions and demand the highest quality installation available!
Please go to our web site to obtain a free estimate to get a better idea. We also offer multiple financing solutions.read more
What is Carbon Foot Print? Will my electric bill continue to rise? What’s the most economical way to reduce my Carbon Foot Print and Electric Bill? Carbon foot print is the amount of green house gas (mostly Carbon Dioxide) produced by consuming a non renewable energy source. Today, there is growing consensus that reducing the use these fuels will reduce unhealthy pollution levels and our dependence on foreign oil. As a result, the costs of these fuels are on the rise with no end in sight. The good news – not all energy is increasing in cost and produce green house gas. Renewable energy – Solar, Wind and Geothermal energy produce zero green house gas and are now more cost effective.
How can you reduce your Carbon Foot Print and Electrical Bill? First, think simple.
• Reduce use of major appliances during high rate periods (between 9am and 6pm)
• Conserve! Turn off appliances/electronics when not in use
• Re-use and conserve plastics. These fossil fuel made products create environmental hazards on land and sea
• Buy locally grown and manufactured products when possible
• Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent or LED bulbs
• Insulate your home and upgrade appliances with energy star rated appliances
• Perform a free energy audit performed. See (http://www.sce.com). Any good Solar Installation company will do this as well
In So Cal the abundance of sun has made Solar Energy a proven and now cost effective investment that produces zero green house gas. Solar systems typically beat the return on investment available in the markets today, eliminate electric bill rate hikes and save Thousands of Dollars a year! Current Federal and State incentives and financing options make solar a smart investment. For a list of qualified Solar Contractors in the Temecula Valley area visit the California Center of Sustainable Energy (http://energycenter.org).
Quick Facts: Typical Southern California Home: Energy Used per year = 20,730 (Kwhr), Carbon Foot Print = 20,460 lbs of CO2 produced annually. Reducing energy usage by 50% (and replacing with Solar Energy) is equivalent to: Reducing your Carbon Foot print by 10,369 pounds per year, planting 194 trees, reducing automobile driving by 16,525 miles with a return on investment of 12% to 15%.
Dan Menter, Founder, BlueSpectrumSolar.Com/TheBuzzread more
Solar Electric Systems from Blue Spectrum Solar utilize only proven technologies that deliver reliable, maintenance free, and cost effective renewable energy.