Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy s, Organic

#sacramento business journal

#

Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy’s, Organic Coup

An artist’s rendering depicting a Hyatt Place hotel proposed for Sacramento International Airport. It could be open in 2018.

It looks like there are more delays in the effort to build a new hotel at Sacramento International Airport. The developer says he needs additional time to start work because of a shortage of sub-contractors. Sonya Sorich with the Sacramento Business Journal says the project has been in-the-works for a long time.

“A Los Angeles-based developer has been working for four years to bring this hotel to the airport, which would have the Hyatt Place brand,” says Sorich. “But the county has been seeking a hotel at the airport for more than a decade. Now if you remember, the previous host airport hotel was demolished when officials decided to expand the new terminal and the parking garage at the airport.”

The earliest estimate for when construction on the project could begin is now fall of 2018.

Sonya also tells us about: the Lincoln City Council’s vote this week to ban any new large solar arrays through the end of next May; and changes to the Macy’s in downtown Sacramento.





True Value Solar – Solar Panels, should i get solar panels.#Should #i


#

Call us on 13 76 52

Should i get solar panels

GETTING SOLAR IN 2017?

SOLAR BATTERIES

DON’T BUY A SOLAR SYSTEM

UNTIL YOU READ THIS!

8 facts all buyers should know.

TARIFFS, STC’S & REBATES

How you can avoid the traps and

Why choose true value solar?

We are Australia’s largest solar experts

Should i get solar panels

Should i get solar panels

Should i get solar panels

Should i get solar panels

Health and Safety

Should i get solar panels

Quality Partners

  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels
  • Should i get solar panels

Australia’s largest solar company

Panels installed and counting

Should i get solar panels

Solar

Have you ever wondered how much you could save with solar? To give you a better idea of what solar can do for you – we’ve developed our simple, easy-to-use savings calculator.


Arizona Solar Panels, Solar Energy & Solar Power Company in Phoenix AZ


#

Helpful tools

GreenFuel Technologies Timelapse

Solar News

How Remote is Too Remote in Remote Operations and Maintenance?

As pressure to decrease photovoltaic solar power plant operating expenses, solar asset owners are looking for the best ways to find savings while avoiding risks to equipment performance and longevity.

Google’s Parent Company Spins Out Geothermal Start-up; Raises $2M

After years in stealth mode, Google’s parent company Alphabet X has spun out Dandelion, a company that provides geothermal heating and cooling technology to homeowners at affordable costs. The company said it raised $2M in seed funding — led by Collaborative Fund and including ZhenFund and Borealis Ventures — to start sales and operations.

Geothermal heating and cooling technology uses the constant 40° to 50°F temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes and buildings. Systems use pipes that are buried in the earth below the frost line coupled with heat exchange systems (heat pumps) to circulate warm or cool fluid throughout a building, heating or cooling it, depending on the ambient temperature. The biggest obstacle to their installation to date has been the up-front cost, which can run as high as $50,000 or even more.

Solar Energy · Energy Management · EV Charging · Green Living

Own Your Power with Installation of a Solar Energy System

As an integrated renewable energy solutions provider, GreenFuel Technologies has a full suite of services designed to affordably make solar power a reality for you. From project financing and leasing options, to customized engineering and design, to support with tax/utility rebates and permitting, we are a one-stop resource for everything related to solar. Our industry-leading team of certified contractors and installers have the know-how and experience to successfully complete any sized project for your business or home. Solar panels and solar hot water systems will create sustainable energy for you, while reducing your energy bills and expenses.

Get a Free, Personalized System Quote and Site Visit

Pull the Plug on Wasted Energy

Understanding your energy patterns is an important first step to financial savings. Combining best practices and technology in conservation and efficiency along with the top-experienced team in the industry, our comprehensive energy assessments leave no place for energy waste to hide. From energy-efficient lighting conversions, to sealing and weatherization, to heating and cooling system optimization, we offer a range of products and services designed to create a complete system of efficiency for your building, Whatever your building size or goals may be, we create customized energy solutions to lower your energy bills, improving your lifestyle and financial bottom line.

Receive a Free, Comprehensive Energy Assessment

Is Your Home or Office Electric Vehicle Ready?

Clean energy for transportation is finally a reality, and finding an electric charging station is easy with intelligent network services. Remotely track your vehicle charge levels, find an Electric Vehicle station, and even graph your charging trends, all from a smartphone or computer. Create sustainable synergy and improve savings and efficiency even further when you energize your electric charging station with renewable solar power. Whether you already own an EV, or plan to own one in the future, we can help you prepare for the switch to electric. GreenFuel offers personal, business, and fleet charging stations for every lifestyle.

Sign Up to Win a Free Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Creating a Better Planet for Future Generations

Does your lifestyle accurately reflect your beliefs? We proudly sponsor educational events to bring sustainable energy programs to the public awareness through fun and exciting venues. Reaching out where people work, live, and play is key to getting the message of energy independence across. Whatever your walk of life, learn how you can do your part to make a difference, and share it with your community. For businesses, sustainable practices sends an important message of commitment to your customers and clients which will directly benefit the financial bottom line. For residential homes, sustainability signals that you are leading change in your neighborhood and community.

Follow the Steps to Energy Independence


Residential Metal Roofing By ASC Building Products #metal #roofing, #steel #roofs, #residential


#

Residential Products

Protect what’s important to you with a metal roof from ASC Building Products. The safety of a non-combustible fire rated roof and the ability to stand up to the harshest elements simply make an ASC Building Products’ steel roof one of the hardiest products on the market. Steel’s superior durability makes it significantly less expensive to own over the life of your house. All residential profiles (excluding Iron Ox) are offered in our exclusive DuraTech® energy-saving Cool Color paint system. ASCBP confidently backs our DuraTech® paint system with a limited-lifetime warranty, protecting and beautify homes for years to come.

STANDING SEAM

Skyline Roofing® offers easy installation, a variety of colors, and a limited lifetime warranty making this 26 gauge panel the best choice for beauty and performance for homeowners.

Skyline Roofing® hp offers easy installation with a 16 width coverage. This 24ga panel comes in premium Energy Star cool colors making it the best choice for residential applications.

Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, our 24 gauge Design Span®hp adds property value and a lifetime of protection from Mother Nature.

24” WIDE PANELS

Delta Rib™ is a through-fastened panel offered in 3 foot widths, meaning homeowners require less material, save more money and reduce installation time.

2 ½” Corrugated is a traditional 24” wide corrugated roof or wall panel offering homeowners the traditional look of the homes dotting the countryside.

36” WIDE PANELS

Delta Rib™ III is a through-fastened panel offered in 3 foot widths, meaning homeowners require less material and saving money and time on installation.

Nor-Clad® is a light gauge, exposed fastener panel with 36” coverage used in residential roof and wall applications. Wide panel coverage means fewer panels to handle and install, saving homeowners time and money.

Strata Rib® is offered in 36” wide coverage with ¾” high reinforced major ribs for easier installation and less water infiltration.

SPECIALTY ROOF PANELS

Iron Ox Corrugated is offered in a heavy 22 gauge panel that is designed to naturally rust, providing the immediate look of a historic corrugated roof or wall panel.

Country Rustic Corrugated® provides the immediate look of a rusted metal substrate with the assurance of a limited lifetime warranty. Offered as a 7/8 inch corrugated panel in 26 gauge Zincalume® steel, and measures 28 inches wide.

SPECIALTY SIDING PANELS

TriLap® is a cedar-wood grain embossed siding panel with distinctive shadow lines mimicking high-end beveled cedar siding. TriLap® offers full 16” coverage in our durable, abrasion-resistant DuraTech® ZT paint system. * Available in Alaska only.

KlondikeSiding panel is a light gauge, exposed fastener panel with 36” coverage ideal for residential wall and wainscoating applications. Klondike is available in our ColorGuard 25 with SpectraScape® paint system and is backed by a 25 year warranty.


Federal Tax Credits For Solar Energy Systems #solar #energy #tax #credits, #solar


#

Federal Tax Credits: Solar Energy Systems

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun’s thermal energy to heat water. Solar water heaters are typically described according to the type of collector and the circulation system.

At least half of the energy generated by the “qualifying property” must come from the sun. The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the government of the state in which the property is installed.

Note: The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs. The water must be used in the dwelling.

Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electical code requirements.

Tax Credit includes installation costs.

Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Systems)

Solar Panels or Photovoltaic Systems are solar cells that capture light energy from the sun and convert it directly into electricity.

Requirements
Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirements.


The Pitfalls Of Solar Leasing Programs #citigroup,green #energy,solar #power,solar #energy,solar #panels,solar #city,solar


The Pitfalls of Solar Leasing Programs

NOW THIS IS HAPPENING

Global financial services giant Citi and Solar City. a California-based leader in solar power systems and services, have joined forces to make residential solar power more viable. The two companies recently announced that $40 million in funding has been earmarked for expansion of a residential leasing program that allows homeowners to install solar panels without an upfront investment. The step is one of many initiatives Citi is partaking in to reinforce its dedication to greener causes. According to the official release, the global financial services leader is in the midst of a 10-year, $50 billion initiative to support the commercialization and growth of alternative energy and clean technology in markets around the world.

The program is called Solar Lease, and it currently has 7,000 participating customers across California, Oregon, and most recently, Maryland and Washington DC. (The program is called PurePower in some regions.) The funding will allow for further expansion of the program.

SolarCity touts the main benefit of the program is that it allows homeowners to obtain the immediate financial impact of solar energy, because it does not require homeowners to put any money down. According to the company s website, payments can be as low as $20 per month in some areas.

But while it s a nice thought that the companies are joining forces to make the world a better place, is solar leasing really as great as it sounds? Not according to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). While the group concurs on some positive aspects of solar leasing programs, the system is not without its flaws.

For example, the lowered commitment of leasing allows for experimentation without risk. If after trying solar panels a homeowner chooses to return to grid power, the cost of removing the solar panel system is far less than if the system was bought outright. It also removes a lot of hassle. In a leasing situation, the solar company typically makes the installation process turnkey, handling issues that arise with permits, engineering, financing.

But NACHI also points out that in solar leasing, the homeowner misses out on federal tax credits and state incentives associated with the use of solar panels. Likewise, no one knows what grid power will cost years from now, so whether you will really save still involves guesswork.

Currently, there is an increased focus on solar energy at the federal level. As incentives for using solar energy became more appealing, the technology is sure to improve. That means you could be stuck with less-than-stellar solar power technology just a few years from now. Further, if you move or your renters aren t too fond of the idea, you must either pay to terminate the lease contract, transfer it to a new homeowner, or pay the costs associated with removing and reinstalling the panels on a new home.

POSITION: No positions in stocks mentioned.


Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy s, Organic

#sacramento business journal

#

Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy’s, Organic Coup

An artist’s rendering depicting a Hyatt Place hotel proposed for Sacramento International Airport. It could be open in 2018.

It looks like there are more delays in the effort to build a new hotel at Sacramento International Airport. The developer says he needs additional time to start work because of a shortage of sub-contractors. Sonya Sorich with the Sacramento Business Journal says the project has been in-the-works for a long time.

“A Los Angeles-based developer has been working for four years to bring this hotel to the airport, which would have the Hyatt Place brand,” says Sorich. “But the county has been seeking a hotel at the airport for more than a decade. Now if you remember, the previous host airport hotel was demolished when officials decided to expand the new terminal and the parking garage at the airport.”

The earliest estimate for when construction on the project could begin is now fall of 2018.

Sonya also tells us about: the Lincoln City Council’s vote this week to ban any new large solar arrays through the end of next May; and changes to the Macy’s in downtown Sacramento.





Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy s, Organic

#sacramento business journal

#

Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy’s, Organic Coup

An artist’s rendering depicting a Hyatt Place hotel proposed for Sacramento International Airport. It could be open in 2018.

It looks like there are more delays in the effort to build a new hotel at Sacramento International Airport. The developer says he needs additional time to start work because of a shortage of sub-contractors. Sonya Sorich with the Sacramento Business Journal says the project has been in-the-works for a long time.

“A Los Angeles-based developer has been working for four years to bring this hotel to the airport, which would have the Hyatt Place brand,” says Sorich. “But the county has been seeking a hotel at the airport for more than a decade. Now if you remember, the previous host airport hotel was demolished when officials decided to expand the new terminal and the parking garage at the airport.”

The earliest estimate for when construction on the project could begin is now fall of 2018.

Sonya also tells us about: the Lincoln City Council’s vote this week to ban any new large solar arrays through the end of next May; and changes to the Macy’s in downtown Sacramento.





Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy s, Organic

#sacramento business journal

#

Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy’s, Organic Coup

An artist’s rendering depicting a Hyatt Place hotel proposed for Sacramento International Airport. It could be open in 2018.

It looks like there are more delays in the effort to build a new hotel at Sacramento International Airport. The developer says he needs additional time to start work because of a shortage of sub-contractors. Sonya Sorich with the Sacramento Business Journal says the project has been in-the-works for a long time.

“A Los Angeles-based developer has been working for four years to bring this hotel to the airport, which would have the Hyatt Place brand,” says Sorich. “But the county has been seeking a hotel at the airport for more than a decade. Now if you remember, the previous host airport hotel was demolished when officials decided to expand the new terminal and the parking garage at the airport.”

The earliest estimate for when construction on the project could begin is now fall of 2018.

Sonya also tells us about: the Lincoln City Council’s vote this week to ban any new large solar arrays through the end of next May; and changes to the Macy’s in downtown Sacramento.





Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy s, Organic

#sacramento business journal

#

Sacramento Business Journal: Airport Hotel, Lincoln Solar Panels, Downtown Macy’s, Organic Coup

An artist’s rendering depicting a Hyatt Place hotel proposed for Sacramento International Airport. It could be open in 2018.

It looks like there are more delays in the effort to build a new hotel at Sacramento International Airport. The developer says he needs additional time to start work because of a shortage of sub-contractors. Sonya Sorich with the Sacramento Business Journal says the project has been in-the-works for a long time.

“A Los Angeles-based developer has been working for four years to bring this hotel to the airport, which would have the Hyatt Place brand,” says Sorich. “But the county has been seeking a hotel at the airport for more than a decade. Now if you remember, the previous host airport hotel was demolished when officials decided to expand the new terminal and the parking garage at the airport.”

The earliest estimate for when construction on the project could begin is now fall of 2018.

Sonya also tells us about: the Lincoln City Council’s vote this week to ban any new large solar arrays through the end of next May; and changes to the Macy’s in downtown Sacramento.