US Subsidies for Solar Industries

Solar power needs continued support from we the people, corporations and, yes, the government.  The solar industry is still very much in its infancy and has a long way to go to before fulfilling its potential.  We shouldn’t wait for energy prices to come up so high that they drive the solar market.  Being proactive now, rather than being forced to react, will invariably be easier on society.  Solar electricity, a clean energy source, should at least be given the same chance and support as our now dominant dirtier energy sources such as gas, oil and coal.

Read full article here.  Stay informed and support renewable energies at every level.

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Thursday, May 10th — mark your calendar and plan to attend the largest business expo in Sonoma County. Sample food, beer and wine from local vendors, network with area business professionals, and make the connection with the companies that provide solutions to our community.

Showcase Sonoma County is FREE to attend

Date: May 10, 2012 Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

Visit The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce for a full list of vendors and sponsors.

 

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On May 4th, between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Gaia Energy Systems will be hosting a solar energy display at the Mendocino College Sustainability Fair .  The community is encouraged to come learn about photovoltaic systems, for both residential and commercial solar installations.  Information on topics such as global warming, energy efficiency, hybrid and electric car technology, water conservation and ecosystem restoration will also be availale.  Gaia President, Kate Collins, is a regular guest speaker at courses offered through the Mendocino College Sustainable Technology-Renewable Energy Certificate Program.  We are proud to have donated a variety of solar array parts and materials to give students in this field an opportunity for hands-on training.