What Fannie Mae Can Mean to and Do for You

Last week I posted information on our Latest in Solar News page about new offerings by Fannie Mae.  Yes, the government can actually work for you in this case.  Fannie Mae is offering a HomeStyle Energy Program that includes solar energy.  This financing option opens the door for so many who may otherwise been unable to [...]

By | 2016-06-07T18:33:36+00:00 June 7th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on What Fannie Mae Can Mean to and Do for You

Earth Day 2016

Earth Day is when people in the United States, and all over the world, take some time to think about all the Earth continually does for each of us.  Earth Day has become a day of celebration all over the world.  There are festivals, music events, tree plantings, solar celebrations, just to name a few. [...]

By | 2016-04-20T17:56:54+00:00 April 20th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on Earth Day 2016

March Madness

March Madness is here - can anyone guess who my pick is to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament?  I gave it away - yes, I am a TARHEEL through and through.  That's what happens when you are raised 10 miles from Chapel Hill and eventually attend school there.  Ok, enough on basketball. Have you ever [...]

By | 2016-03-29T18:11:33+00:00 March 29th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on March Madness

Celebrities and Renewable Energy

I often wonder why celebrities and famous people can get so much attention on things where we, the average Joe Schmoe, fall on deaf ears.  A couple weeks ago Leo DiCaprio talked about the reality of climate change at his first ever Oscar acceptance speech.  Leo said, “Climate change is real. It is happening right [...]

By | 2016-03-10T20:50:28+00:00 March 10th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on Celebrities and Renewable Energy

Spring Break and Solar Energy

How cool is this? Spending their Spring Break installing solar for those in need - GRID Alternatives was founded during the 2001 California energy crisis by two engineering professionals working specifically with Solar Energy.  They were implementing large-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects but they changed their focus.  Originally designing large systems for [...]

By | 2016-02-23T19:06:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on Spring Break and Solar Energy

The Largest Floating Solar Plant in the World

A project that began in October, 2014 is taking shape at the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Tokyo, Japan.  The largest floating solar power plant in the world is being built to help reduce the environmental impact of carbon emissions.  The floating plant was developed using Japan's abundance of water resources as compared to its less abundant [...]

By | 2016-01-26T20:38:32+00:00 January 26th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on The Largest Floating Solar Plant in the World

Solar is the new Trend

Our energy source for many, many years I have just finished reading an article on "high-growth economic sectors" - WOW, what the heck is that?  Well, it's what is going to steer and drive the "money-train" for the next 30-40 years.  Some of us remember the big computer boom in the 70s, this was followed [...]

By | 2016-01-14T20:10:40+00:00 January 14th, 2016|IRE Blog|Comments Off on Solar is the new Trend

Should I Go Solar in 2016?

Street view of Independence Renewable Energy customer at Fox Hollow Now that Christmas has passed and New Year's is upon us, it's time to look ahead to 2016 -  begin planning for children's activities, vacations, home improvements, etc.  When thinking about home improvements, why not consider solar energy as an option to reduce [...]

By | 2015-12-29T18:23:44+00:00 December 29th, 2015|IRE Blog|Comments Off on Should I Go Solar in 2016?

Light, Hope & Opportunity

  Solar Sisters is an organization founded by Kathryn Lucey to connect people, mostly women, with light, hope and opportunity.  How does she do this and what is her organization focused on?  Quoting from a Solar Sister Journey, their mission is to "eradicate poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity, a deliberately women-based direct sales [...]

By | 2015-12-22T19:40:54+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|IRE Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Light, Hope & Opportunity

Solar on Lake Holiday

  This past weekend was the 4th of July celebration at Lake Holiday.  It was a 2 day celebration, extravaganza really, celebrating our one nation under God.  Families, friends, food and of course fireworks were plenty all weekend long.  For the lake dwellers this means that endless boat rides.  Pulling someone on a tube, skies [...]

By | 2015-07-31T16:48:59+00:00 July 8th, 2015|IRE Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Solar on Lake Holiday
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