Affordable Solar Energy in the U.S.
In the US, solar energy adoption by the average homeowner is just starting to gain traction. Prices for solar have come down significantly in recent years while the price for electricity has risen in most markets. In many states, governments siding with the utilities have made it harder for home owners to realize a solar powered home, but Solarcity and Home Depot have started working together to improve this situation.
SolarCity, has won The Home Depot’s 2015 Environmental Partner of the Year Award. Since 2013, SolarCity has partnered with Home Depot to help customers go solar and save money and energy. Under the partnership, SolarCity consultants in Home Depot stores across the nation explain how homeowners can take control of their energy costs.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive commented:
SolarCity’s partnership with Home Depot has helped consumers understand the process and full benefit of going solar, and provided an outstanding business opportunity.We are honored to receive this award and look forward to raising even greater awareness of the environmental and economic value of home solar power.
“The Home Depot is actively involved in pursing environmental excellence through our stores and our vendors,” said Ron Jarvis, Vice President Environmental, The Home Depot.
Solar City partnered with Home Depot early on to ensure we are a leader in the residential solar marketplace.
SolarCity allows homeowners to go solar with no upfront cost and pay less for electricity than they pay for utility power, with installation, production guarantee, monitoring and repair service included at no additional cost.
For more information about Solar City Services go to www.solarcity.com
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.