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“I’d put my money on the Sun and Solar Energy, what a source of Power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out, before we tackle that.”

-Thomas Edison

Solar energy is in the spotlight more than ever, but the fast-paced, technologically-advanced industry can seem somewhat daunting…until Solardelphia breaks it down! As an experienced contractor, our goal is not only to install the highest quality and best looking solar systems, but to educate solar enthusiasts as much as possible. We are always available to answer your questions.

Please see the following links and information below, to learn more about the industry, the technology, policies and politics and fun-facts. A frequently updated blog feed below will keep you posted on developments in the world of solar.

Solardelphia Blog

  • Kiss me, I'm environmentally friendly!
    This weeks installment is more a message than a tip. Tomorrow, Friday April 22nd, is Earth Day, an annual holiday intended to increase awareness about the importance of keeping our environment healthy …
  • Make space, save on household waste
    This weeks green tip focuses on simple ways to reduce household paper waste.Mail- No doubt most of you pay some or all of your bills electronically, saving paper, energy, time and money. If you notice …
  • Waste can mean beauty
    This week’s tip is intended to aid you during your gardening and landscaping activities this Spring and Summer.There are many philosophies and strategies for designing and maintaining healthy gardens, …
  • Taxes can be green, and we're not just talking about money
    Tax day is fast approaching and if you’re like me you still need to file yours. There are a few green practices you can implement while going through the process of getting your green back from the go …
  • Think green this spring
    Spring has sprung! If you have a yard you no doubt are eager to hop on your lawnmower or get behind your push mower (or schedule your first haircut with your landscaper) to trim the grass for the firs …
  • Daylight savings isn't just about time
    Daylight Savings Time has blessed us with longer evenings. This is a great opportunity to take control over some of your homes energy consumption. If you have timers on some of your interior light fix …
  • Solardelphia is now a SunPower ELITE DEALER
    When it comes to solar power, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of installation. You need a service provider you can trust, one who knows the technology and is as committed to your home as …
  • Treasury Section 1603 Program – Federal ITC CASH GRANT – Extended!
    Last night, with the passage of the Federal Tax Bill, the U.S. House of Representatives ensured another year of outstanding growth for the US solar industry: a one-year extension of the Department of …
  • The SunPower Advantage – Not all Watts are Created Equal!
    Your solar system is one the biggest investments you will ever make – Why not use the best technology on the market?SunPower’s unique cell design and architecture demonstrate: • Only the best quality …
  • Great Breaking News: FEDERAL Solar Tax GRANT PROGRAM Included in Senate Tax Compromise
    Section 1603 Extension Included in Senate Tax Compromise! Solar Energy Industries Association Applauds Inclusion of Treasury Section 1603 Program Extension in Senate Tax CompromiseExtending program wi …

Useful Links

 

National Solar Energy Industries Association: http://www.seia.org/

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Similiar advocacy associations include: VoteSolar, SEPA, ASES, and SolarNation.

Mid-Atlantic & Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Associations: www.mseia.net

MSEIA is the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National SEIA. Established in 1997, MSEIA is a highly-effective non-profit membership organization created to advocate for solar energy incentives, create permanent solar energy jobs, a renewable energy infrastructure, and promote solar energy as a viable energy source. MSEIA serves NJ, PA and DE. Solardelphia is an active member of MSEIA, and the PA Chapter (PASEIA.)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory – The Open PV Project: http://openpv.nrel.gov/

The Open PV Mapping Project  is a collaborative effort between government, industry, and the public that is compiling a database of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States. The data will help users understand historical and current trends in the PV market. This is and will continue to be a fascinating resource.

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy: http://www.dsireusa.org/

A state-by-state look at solar incentives, policies, legislation, regulations and market viability. DSIRE also includes links to individual state programs and resources. 

The PA Sunshine Program: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/in_the_news/10475/pa_sunshine_solar_program/553019

Information on Pennsylvania’s state rebate program. Includes contractor qualifications and applications, resources for consumers, metrics on the remaining funds in the program and other useful information from the PA Department of Environmental Protection.

The New Jersey Clean Energy Program: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/renewable-energy

New Jersey has the 2nd most installed PV capacity in the country, after California. The New Jersey Clean Energy prgram (NJCEP) is making renewable energy technologies like solar, wind, and biomass affordable, practical, and just plain smart!  Visit NJCEP’s site for information on NJ’s renewable energy incentives, including a robust SREC market for commercial solar projects, program metrics and history. You can also call 866-NJSMART for more information.

Renewable Energy World:  http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home?storyTypeId=16

A leading, comprehensive news and information source for the renewable energy industries. Sign up for their great newsletters and updates!

Solar Energy International: http://www.solarenergy.org/resources

This is one of our favorite sites and organizations, that has been leading the way in solar training and education for 20 years.  Founded in 1991 as a non-profit educational organization, SEI has the most accredited and prestigious training programs (from solar PV to micro-hydro) and is on the forefront of renewable energy education. Solar Energy International also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through outreach programs throughout the world.

US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program:  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/

Information on Federal solar initiatives and importantly, Research & Development. The Solar Energy Technologies Program focuses on developing cost-effective solar energy technologies that have the greatest potential to benefit the nation and the world. SETP works with industry, national laboratories, and universities to perform research and development and support program management.

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