Category Archives: solar panel

Why it Now Pays to Invest in Solar Energy

Using the sun for energy has been around for centuries. The ancient Romans and Greeks used passive solar energy when they built their homes.  The first solar powered steam engine was built by Auguste Mouchout in 1861.  Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his research on the photoelectric effect. Various advances… Continue Reading

Grants in lieu of Tax Credits Now Available for Solar Energy

In 2009 and 2010, solar projects that are eligible for depreciation or amortization, typically corporate tax filers, can receive a 30% upfront cash grant in lieu of the 30% tax credit. The Treasury Department will administer the grant program and is required to pay out each grant within 60 days of the receipt of each… Continue Reading

Arkansas Awards First Commercial Solar Energy Contractor License

Sun City Solar Commercial Energy (SCSCE) received notification from the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board that they are now licensed for commercial solar energy installations in Arkansas.SCSCE is the only contractor in the state of Arkansas to be awarded a commercial solar energy license. Stinchcomb said he is excited to be the first commercial licensed solar… Continue Reading