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Solar Home Forum | New Solar Energy Forum

We have launched a new forum to compliment this solar blog. Solar Home Forum is intended to be a great community for people to discuss how to install solar panels, rate the solar installers and solar panel product reviews. My goal is to share information across the blog and forum.
So please take a look and feel free to join the Solar Home Forum

Lousiana Solar Energy | Louisiana Solar Panels

Lousiana Solar Energy | Louisiana Solar Panels Tax Credits are some of the most aggressive in the nation. So solar in Louisiana solar installers should be some of the most popular people in the world!
Louisiana Solar Credit
Louisiana's state solar credit, which is 50 percent off the cost of a panels system up to $12,500, is one of the most aggressive tax programs in the country. When combined with the 30% solar federal tax credit, a $21,000 solar panel investment would only cost you $4200.00. That type of investment would get your money back in 4 years, as opposed to 15 years in other states.

Find out if Louisiana is good for solar energy or how to get Free Solar Panel Evaluations in Louisiana

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Solar Energy in Germany

Greetings from Germany!

I will make this post quick: It was amazing to see the number of solar panels | solar homes on German houses as I was flying in and landing in Germany. Once I was closing in on the landing, you could see just how progressive the German culture is on alternative energy. I wont say it was every house, but you could drive down the main streets and see solar panels on a good amount of houses. Even more impressive, the number of office buildings with solar panels completely filling up the roofs was very impressive. Both of these showed just how far behind the US is on alternative energy.
What do you think?


New Jersey Solar Panel Installers

New Jersey solar energy is a very popular topic in the state. New Jersey solar panel installations consistently rate among the top searches and have one of the top renewable energy sources in the country. I have listed two of the top New Jersey solar panel companies and also the list of NABCEP installers in New Jersey. Also, check out the New Jersey Solar Energy initiative by the State.

Akeena Solar
24 Commerce Rd., Suite O
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Web site:

NJ Solar Power
P.O. Box 376
Pine Beach, NJ 08741
732-281-3520 or 877-765-2763
Web site:

Name Certification City State Email
Robert AshmoreSolar PV Installer Certification (A)Jersey CityNJ
Nathan BrochsteinSolar PV Installer Certification (G)North
James CarboneSolar PV Installer Certification (G)
Bill ConditSolar PV Installer Certification (D)
Damian DecairesSolar PV Installer Certification (B)
Joseph FelkerSolar PV Installer Certification (G)
Scott GrossSolar PV Installer Certification (G)
Michael GulloSolar PV Installer Certification (B)
Robert HoxitSolar PV Installer Certification (B)Mt
Brian KellySolar PV Installer Certification (F)Sea
Kevin KuraSolar PV Installer Certification (C)
Steven LawrenceSolar PV Installer Certification (G)
Stephen LaxSolar PV Installer Certification (A)
Daniel LichtmanSolar PV Installer Certification (C)
Anthony MaciorskiSolar PV Installer Certification (E)Lake
John MoynihanSolar PV Installer Certification (A)BordentownNJ
Dan PotkaySolar PV Installer Certification (B)
Robert RynarSolar PV Installer Certification (D)
Sky SimsSolar PV Installer Certification (A)
Peter VashSolar PV Installer Certification (G)Perth
Jacob WigSolar PV Installer Certification (C)New
Paul ZenskySolar PV Installer Certification (C)


Solar Energy Map | Best states for Solar Power

Interested in what locations are best for solar power? What about what states solar power is the best? How about solar efficiency by location? What about the top 20 solar producing states? Taking a look at this map and chart, you can see the list of states benefiting from solar power. You can also compare this to your area and will help you see the pros and cons of solar power in your state.

You can also check out the Cost of Solar Power for your Home
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Solar Energy Map Best states for solar power

State City Solar Rating Analysis
AL BIRMINGHAM 3 Good Investment

HUNTSVILLE 2 Fair Investment

MOBILE 3 Good Investment

MONTGOMERY 3 Good Investment
AK ANCHORAGE 2 Fair Investment

ANNETTE 3 Good Investment

BARROW 1 Poor Investment

BETHEL 2 Fair Investment

BETTLES 2 Fair Investment

BIG DELTA 2 Fair Investment

COLD BAY 2 Fair Investment

FAIRBANKS 2 Fair Investment

GULKANA 2 Fair Investment

KING SALMON 2 Fair Investment

KODIAK 2 Fair Investment

KOTZEBUE 2 Fair Investment

MCGRATH 2 Fair Investment

NOME 2 Fair Investment

ST PAUL ISLAND 2 Fair Investment

TALKEETNA 2 Fair Investment

YAKUTAT 2 Fair Investment
AZ FLAGSTAFF 2 Fair Investment

PHOENIX 3 Good Investment

PRESCOTT 3 Good Investment

TUCSON 4 Great Investment
AR FORT SMITH 3 Good Investment

LITTLE ROCK 3 Good Investment
CA ARCATA 4 Great Investment

BAKERSFIELD 4 Great Investment

DAGGET 4 Great Investment

FRESNO 4 Great Investment

LONG BEACH 5 Excellent Investment

LOS ANGELES 6 Excellent Investment

SACRAMENTO 5 Excellent Investment

SAN DIEGO 6 Excellent Investment

SAN FRANCISCO 5 Excellent Investment

SANTA MARIA 6 Excellent Investment
CO ALAMOSA 4 Great Investment

COLORADO SPRINGS 3 Good Investment

EAGLE 3 Good Investment

GRAND JUNCTION 3 Good Investment

PUEBLO 3 Good Investment
CT BRIDGEPORT 3 Good Investment

HARTFORD 3 Good Investment
DE WILMINGTON 2 Fair Investment
FL DAYTONA BEACH 3 Good Investment

JACKSONVILLE 3 Good Investment

KEY WEST 3 Good Investment

MIAMI 3 Good Investment

TALLAHASSEE 3 Good Investment

TAMPA 3 Good Investment

WEST PALM BEACH 3 Good Investment
GA ATHENS 3 Good Investment

ATLANTA 3 Good Investment

AUGUSTA 3 Good Investment

COLUMBUS 3 Good Investment

MACON 3 Good Investment

SAVANNAH 3 Good Investment
HI HILO 3 Good Investment

HONOLULU 3 Good Investment

KAHULUI 3 Good Investment

LIHUE 3 Good Investment
ID BOISE 3 Good Investment

POCATELLO 2 Fair Investment
IL CHICAGO 3 Good Investment

MOLINE 3 Good Investment

PEORIA 3 Good Investment

ROCKFORD 3 Good Investment

SPRINGFIELD 3 Good Investment
IN EVANSVILLE 2 Fair Investment

FORT WAYNE 2 Fair Investment

INDIANAPOLIS 2 Fair Investment

SOUTH BEND 2 Fair Investment
IO DES MOINES 3 Good Investment

MASON CITY 3 Good Investment

SIOUX CITY 2 Fair Investment

WATERLOO 2 Fair Investment
KS DODGE CITY 3 Good Investment

GOODLAND 3 Good Investment

TOPEKA 3 Good Investment

WICHITA 3 Good Investment
KY COVINGTON 2 Fair Investment

LEXINGTON 2 Fair Investment

LOUISVILLE 2 Fair Investment
LA BATON ROUGE 3 Good Investment

LAKE CHARLES 3 Good Investment

NEW ORLEANS 3 Good Investment

SHREVEPORT 3 Good Investment
ME CARIBOU 2 Fair Investment

PORTLAND 3 Good Investment
MD BALTIMORE 2 Fair Investment
MA BOSTON 3 Good Investment

WORCESTER 2 Fair Investment
MI ALPENA 2 Fair Investment

DETROIT 3 Good Investment

FLINT 2 Fair Investment

GRAND RAPIDS 2 Fair Investment

HOUGHTON 2 Fair Investment

LANSING 2 Fair Investment

MUSKEGON 2 Fair Investment

SAULT STE. MARIE 2 Fair Investment

TRAVERSE CITY 2 Fair Investment
MN DULUTH 2 Fair Investment


MINNEAPOLIS 2 Fair Investment

ROCHESTER 2 Fair Investment

SAINT CLOUD 2 Fair Investment
MS JACKSON 3 Good Investment

MERIDIAN 3 Good Investment
MO COLUMBIA 2 Fair Investment

KANSAS CITY 2 Fair Investment

SPRINGFIELD 3 Good Investment

ST. LOUIS 2 Fair Investment
MT BILLINGS 3 Good Investment

CUT BANK 2 Fair Investment

GLASGOW 2 Fair Investment

GREAT FALLS 2 Fair Investment

HELENA 2 Fair Investment

KALISPELL 2 Fair Investment

LEWISTOWN 2 Fair Investment

MILES CITY 2 Fair Investment

MISSOULA 2 Fair Investment
NE GRAND ISLAND 3 Good Investment

NORFOLK 2 Fair Investment

NORTH PLATTE 3 Good Investment

SCOTTSBLUFF 3 Good Investment
NV ELKO 3 Good Investment

ELY 3 Good Investment

LAS VEGAS 4 Great Investment

RENO 4 Great Investment

TONOPAH 3 Good Investment

WINNEMUCCA 3 Good Investment
NH CONCORD 3 Good Investment
NH ATLANTIC CITY 3 Good Investment

NEWARK 3 Good Investment
MN ALBUQUERQUE 5 Excellent Investment

TUCUMCARI 4 Great Investment
NY ALBANY 3 Good Investment

BINGHAMTON 3 Good Investment

BUFFALO 3 Good Investment

MASSENA 3 Good Investment

NEW YORK CITY 3 Good Investment

ROCHESTER 2 Fair Investment

SYRACUSE 2 Fair Investment
NC ASHEVILLE 3 Good Investment

CAPE HATTERAS 3 Good Investment

CHARLOTTE 3 Good Investment

GREENSBORO 3 Good Investment

RALEIGH 3 Good Investment

WILMINGTON 3 Good Investment
ND BISMARCK 2 Fair Investment

FARGO 2 Fair Investment

MINOT 2 Fair Investment
OH AKRON 2 Fair Investment

CLEVELAND 2 Fair Investment

COLUMBUS 2 Fair Investment

DAYTON 2 Fair Investment

MANSFIELD 2 Fair Investment

TOLEDO 2 Fair Investment

YOUNGSTOWN 2 Fair Investment
OK OKLAHOMA CITY 3 Good Investment

TULSA 3 Good Investment
OR ASTROIA 2 Fair Investment

BURNS 2 Fair Investment

EUGENE 2 Fair Investment

MEDFORD 3 Good Investment

NORTH BEND 3 Good Investment

PENDLETON 2 Fair Investment

PORTLAND 2 Fair Investment

REDMOND 2 Fair Investment

SALEM 2 Fair Investment
PA ALLENTOWN 2 Fair Investment

BRADFORD 2 Fair Investment

ERIE 2 Fair Investment

HARRISBURG 2 Fair Investment

PHILADELPHIA 2 Fair Investment

PITTSBURGH 2 Fair Investment

WILKES-BARRE 2 Fair Investment

WILLIAMSPORT 2 Fair Investment
PR SAN JUAN 3 Good Investment
RI PROVIDENCE 3 Good Investment
SC CHARLESTON 3 Good Investment

COLUMBIA 3 Good Investment

GREENVILLE 3 Good Investment
SD HURON 2 Fair Investment

PIERRE 2 Fair Investment

RAPID CITY 3 Good Investment

SIOUX FALLS 2 Fair Investment
TN BRISTOL 2 Fair Investment

CHATTANOOGA 3 Good Investment

KNOXVILLE 3 Good Investment

MEMPHIS 3 Good Investment

NASHVILLE 3 Good Investment
TX ABILENE 4 Great Investment

AMARILLO 4 Great Investment

AUSTIN 3 Good Investment

BROWNSVILLE 3 Good Investment

CORPUS CHRISTI 3 Good Investment

EL PASO 4 Great Investment

FORT WORTH 4 Great Investment

HOUSTON 3 Good Investment

LUBBOCK 4 Great Investment

LUFKIN 3 Good Investment

MIDLAND 4 Great Investment

PORT ARTHUR 3 Good Investment

SAN ANGELO 4 Great Investment

SAN ANTONIO 4 Great Investment

VICTORIA 3 Good Investment

WACO 4 Great Investment

WICHITA FALLS 3 Good Investment
UT CEDAR CITY 3 Good Investment

SALT LAKE CITY 3 Good Investment
VT BURLINGTON 3 Good Investment
VA LYNCHBURG 3 Good Investment

NORFOLK 3 Good Investment

RICHMOND 2 Fair Investment

ROANOKE 2 Fair Investment

STERLING 2 Fair Investment
WA OLYMPIA 2 Fair Investment

QUILLAYUTE 2 Fair Investment

SEATTLE 2 Fair Investment

SPOKANE 2 Fair Investment

YAKIMA 2 Fair Investment
WV CHARLESTON 2 Fair Investment

ELKINS 2 Fair Investment

HUNTINGTON 2 Fair Investment
WI EAU CLAIRE 2 Fair Investment

GREEN BAY 2 Fair Investment

LA CROSSE 2 Fair Investment

MADISON 2 Fair Investment

MILWAUKEE 2 Fair Investment
WY CASPER 3 Good Investment

CHEYENNE 3 Good Investment

LANDER 3 Good Investment

ROCK SPRINGS 3 Good Investment

SHERIDAN 3 Good Investment