Save Solar in Illinois! Solar Lobby Day April 30!

                                                                                 

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April 30th, 2014
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Springfield, IL

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“The Illinois solar industry is banding together to educate our legislators on the importance of fixing our state Renewable Portfolio Standard.
 When the RPS is functioning as originally intended, it will provide the funding and stability necessary for the development of local renewable energy, and generate a positive market resulting in new businesses and jobs in Illinois.
 ISEA team leaders will serve as guides and spokespeople.  Your presence is necessary to ensure that lawmakers understand the impact this issue has on you, your business, family and future. “

Please consider joining us in making the trek down to Springfield to support the  development of thousands of jobs and affordable renewable energy.

Let us know if you are able to come and we will try to make arrangements to meet up with you. We hope to see you there!


EcoWatch: U.S. Solar Industry Had Record-Shattering Year in 2013

We had a great 2013 here at Ailey Solar thanks to all of our wonderful friends and customers! EcoWatch.com published an article noting the incredible progress that solar industry has made over the past year.

Image courtesy of ecowatch.com

Image courtesy of ecowatch.com

{…} Today, solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America, generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to power more than 2.2 million homes—and we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of our industry’s enormous potential. Last year alone, solar created tens of thousands of new American jobs and pumped tens of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy. In fact, more solar has been installed in the U.S. in the last 18 months than in the 30 previous years combined. That’s a remarkable record of achievement.

Looking forward to an even better 2014!


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Ailey Solar - Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

10 degrees wind chill? Let’s Install Solar!

It takes hearty souls to install solar in any weather. Ailey Solar has them. Enjoy these photos from early December 2013 in Oak Park, IL  while you are hopefully warm and inside!

Ailey Solar - Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar – Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar - installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar – installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

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Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013

Chronicle: Solar panels seen as boost to homes’ resale value

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Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013

Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013, Oak Park, IL

Great news for people that choose solar: another study shows adding solar to a home significantly boosts its resale value.  The San Francisco Chronicle:

In California at least, home buyers are willing to pay a premium for solar.

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that houses with rooftop solar panels sell for higher prices than comparable non-solar homes.

In general, that premium more than covers the cost of the panels themselves, with homeowners making a small profit on their solar investment. Bigger solar arrays fetch higher premiums than smaller ones.

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Deutsche Bank: “US Solar Growth Is Going To Explode”

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solar outlookAs reported by Business Insider, analysts at Deutsche Bank predict that in the next three years solar will balloon from 10GW in 2012 to 50GW in 2016. This is just the latest news in a drumbeat of business, academic and government analysis that the dropping price of solar is leading to its explosion in adoption.  Business Insider also writes: “if current rates hold, there will be one new solar installation built in the U.S. every 83 seconds by 2016


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Forbes: Solar Costs Continue To Fall

Category : Solar Trends

From LBNL

Citing a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Forbes explains that Solar PV’s costs have continued their historic price drop in 2012.

Costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, with the most recent year-over-year declines of 14% for systems less than 10 kilowatts (kW), […] Median installed prices were $5.3 [per Watt] […] LBNL attributes these declining U.S. prices mainly to falling module prices, which accounted for 80% of the total price drop.

Interestingly we have found that even in Illinois we can beat that median installed price.


Visit our booth at the IL Renewable Energy Fair Aug 17,18!

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Join us at this year’s wonderful Illinois Renewable Energy Fair, Aug 17 & 18 in Oregon, IL (100 miles west of Chicago). Hope to see you there!


Get Your Electricity from the Sun!

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The Chicago area has plenty of sun. Many homeowners have locations where they can install photovoltaic (solar) panels to produce some of their electricity from the sun. This will help protect you from rising electric prices. It will also help the planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact me at jack@aileysolarelectric.com or (773) 245-3912 to evaluate your property for installing a solar electric system.


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