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Solar Means Business 2015

Solar Means BusinessThe Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released their annual Solar Means Business Report, which covers some of the biggest commercial solar users in the United States. For the fourth year in a row, this report catalogues the top 25 corporate solar users, as well as dozens of other companies. These companies have now installed more than 907 megawatts (MW) of solar energy across nearly 1,700 individual systems. That represents a 59% increase over the 2014 version of the report, and a whopping 183% increase since SEIA first starting collecting this data four years ago. Download the report here.

Today is National “Shout Out For Solar Day!”

The Solar Energy Industries Association  (SEIA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a worldwide “Shout Out For Solar Day” to raise awareness and to celebrate all that America’s 120,000 workers in the solar industry have accomplished.  Today, solar is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, with an estimated 13 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity. Our nation has now joined Germany, China, and Japan as global leaders in the installation of new solar capacity.

Nebraskans for Solar Inc is giving a “shout out” to our local community by donating a copy of the bestselling, internet-linked book, Solar Electricity Handbook, 2014 Edition to the W. Dale Clark Main Library. To learn more about the book, read the first four chapters of the 2013 edition, or to check out the online calculators, tools, and resources, visit: www.SolarElectricityHandbook.com

Our website also provides many free resources you can explore and share with your family and friends today and all year-round. Here are seven things you can do to learn more about solar and other sources of renewable energy:

Read facts about renewable energy at Energy Facts.Org.  How often have you heard the claim, “Clean and renewable energy is too expensive?” Click on this link to get the facts:
www.energyfactcheck.org/category/cost-and-availablity

Watch the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Power Basics video to learn how solar energy works:
www.eeremultimedia.energy.gov/solar/videos/solar_power_basics

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about solar energy at this web link:
www.seia.org/about/solar-energy/solar-faq

Read about the nearly 400 professional women who are working in clean energy and sustainability and what you can do to support the women in your own community: http://womencleantechsustainability.org/about/

Read the free PDF, Powering Forward to learn what President Obama can do in the remainder of his administration to develop our nation’s renewable energy potential.  Over 100 CEOs, CFO’s, academics, researchers, NGOs and government leaders have contributed 200 specific ways the current administration can move America forward to a clean energy economy, and they don’t require congressional action:
http://cnee.colostate.edu/graphics/uploads/FINAL—-CNEE_Powering-Forward_Full-Report.pdf

Share these renewable energy websites with kids, created just for them:
Energy Kids – U.S. Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov/kids/
Energy Quest http://energyquest.ca.gov/index.html
Energy Star Kids http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
PowerUp www.powerupthegame.org

Check out and share interesting statistics about solar schools at this website:
www.thesolarfoundation.org/education/national-solar-schools-census