49 years ago, the first ever Earth Day was implemented in a global effort to protect the environment. At the time, only around 3.5 billion people populated the earth. Today, more than 7 billion do! unfortunately, this increase in population has also lead to an increase in gas emissions as well. It’s time to be honest with ourselves and begin to realize that our world is in real danger. Each day, the earth suffers a little more from our careless ways and neglect toward the planet.
Did you know that solar panels work even in winter weather? Believe it or not, solar panels do better than you might think in the cold. Low temperatures won’t stop the panels converting available sunlight to power. The one Achilles heel for solar panels is cloudy weather. Although the system can still produce 10 – 25% of their typical output, the amount of production is less than during summer months of direct sunlight. Most solar panel systems are installed at an angle. This is by design so that snow will easily slide off on its own.
In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Company noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units, and advised AT&T to pull out. McKinsey was wrong, of course. There were more than 100 million cellular phones in use in 2000; there are billions now. Costs have fallen so far that even the poor — all over world — can afford a cellular phone.
More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, nearly 80 percent of the island remains without power, and food and water can be tough to find. As we rally to help the survivors and look to rebuild, we owe it to the victims there and in hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and elsewhere in the Caribbean to build more resilient infrastructure and prevent and reduce such destruction.
2017 has set a record for solar securitizations, after several new players entered the field.
The combined asset-backed securitizations (ABS) for solar loans, leases and power-purchase agreements (PPAs) broke the $1 billion mark this year, following the close of a record-setting offering from Mosaic in late October. Solar financiers are demonstrating new levels of market interest in these products, which free up capital for new solar loans and leases.
MAPLE SHADE, NJ — Unless you have been living under a rock, you have undoubtedly seen our trademark bright yellow signs popping up all over the state of New Jersey. As proud new owners of solar systems stick them in their yards and solar specialists excitedly place them in high trafficked areas. We are in the business of spreading the good news of solar savings.