I’ve already told you many solar resources for various states. The most comprehensive one is DSIRE, a government site that summarizes all of the solar and energy efficiency programs offered by each State.
I’ve recently discovered a blog by two solar enthusiasts called SolarPowerRocks.com. One blogger is a beginning solar sales associate, and the other is one of the founders of 1BOG.org (1 Block off the Grid), the organization that collectively bargains for low cost solar for a group of area residents. I mentioned them in an earlier post.
The guys at SolarPowerRocks have created several great resources.
- One is that they have a free solar installer referral service. Just spend a few minutes inputting some info about your home electrical usage, and they’ll have an installer in your area give you a should.
- Secondly, they have taken the time to rate and summarize the State programs and their commitment to Solar. These various State buttons on the side of the blog will tell you in plain language about your State’s solar initiatives and affordability.
- They constantly update their State summaries as new solar initiatives are past, as well. However, some posts are out of date. For example, the Federal 30% tax credit is no longer capped at $2000, and that’s still in the calculations of some posts.
Take a look, but please come back here for information, as well! And please let me know if you have any questions about solar. It’s kind of the point of “Dear Solar Fred.”