January 14th, 2015
Solar Booms With Entergy Rate Hike
Solar booms with help from an Entergy rate hike. Entergy announced a 3.4% rate hike for Arkansans starting February of 2015. Apparently there is a shortfall in rates made to Entergy sister companies in three states (Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana). Don’t expect utility rate hikes to go away. This is why solar power is booming in the US.
Solar is inflation free, improves your homes marketability and appraised value AND what other home improvement gives you a 30% tax rebate?
36% of All New Electric Capacity in 2014 came From Solar
Q3 2014 represented the second largest quarter ever for solar installations in the U.S.! This performance represents 41% growth over Q3 of last year. With nearly 600,000 solar installations through Q3, the U.S. solar industry is on pace to complete its 1 millionth installation in 2015. Through Q3, 36% of all new electric capacity installed in 2014 has come from solar. (All data from SEIA/GTM Research “U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q3 2014”).
Installations Continue to Boom; Through Q3, a new solar project has been installed every 3 minutes in 2014. Growth in Q3 was led by the residential sector, which grew 58% over Q3 2014. AND PRICES CONTINUE TO FALL!
December 2nd, 2014
ON GRINCH OR OFF GRID?
Everyone living in Winville was looking forward to celebrating another Christmas. Winville was a unique community because all the homes and businesses in the little town had off grid solar systems on their roofs. Their brightly lit decorations were all powered by the sun, and they never had to worry about power outages or high electric bills from their Christmas decorations.
The neighboring community of Wattville was green with envy because they had to rely on the power company, and their electric bills during the winter months were often so high they could only afford meager celebrations during the holidays. The power company Grinch further spoiled the season by raising their rates during peak usage, and the children did not get to see the elaborate light displays like those in Winville.
The Watts had nothing to look forward to but higher electric bills, diminishing cash reserves and lumps of coal in their stockings. A few flickering candles and the risk of fires from their space heaters did not bring joy to the season. The power Grinch often added insult to injury when ice storms downed power lines and the whole town went cold and dark. It often took Watt families months to pay off their electric and generator fuel bills. The New Year did not bring much cheer to Wattville.
By contrast, an ice storm in Winville meant ice skating and hot chocolate and warm cozy winters. Everyone radiated health and vitality, and sunny dispositions flourished. There was no need to worry about the increasing cost of energy, and the community became prosperous because they all owned their own power company. The Wins always found renewable hope in the New Year.
“What” will the New Year bring to your homes and communities? “When” will you invest in the freedom of your own power company?
Take advantage of free energy from the sun and call Sun City Solar today. And may all your Christmases be bright.
Remember the “Son” is the reason for the season!
September 13th, 2014
Residential Electric Prices Rising
U.S. retail residential electricity prices for the first half of 2014 averaged 12.3 cents per kilowatt hour, an increase of 3.2% from the same period last year. This is the highest year-over-year growth in residential prices for the first half of the year since 2009. Average prices rose in all areas of the country except for the Pacific Census Division (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 2014 Electric Power Monthly. Note: Data are preliminary.
Map of U.S. Census divisions.
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