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Nov
23
The Buying Power of Efficiency

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The average home in the U.S. spends $2,200 on energy each year. That’s $183/month. Rather than spending this money on energy purchases, the smart approach is to invest it in greater energy efficiency. If you’re building a new home, it’s possible to reduce your energy purchases to zero with the buying power gained from that same $183. Here’s how it works. If you have a 30-year mortgage at about 4.2%, you can cover the additional payments on an increase in your loan of about $37,500 for energy saving features for your home. That’s enough to turn most home designs into zero energy homes, before incentives. Federal and state tax credits along with utility incentive...


Nov
23
9 Ways to Go (and Save More) Green

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There’s no doubt about it, the “green economy” has gone global, as more and more sustainable-minded individuals and organizations have embraced the notion of a clean, environmentally friendly economy that promotes health, wealth, and well-being. The green economy is a thriving economy, as well—with overall global trade in environmental goods pegged at $1 trillion annually, a figure that should grow to $2-to-$3 trillion by 2020, according to United Nations Environment.



How to Go Green While Boosting Your Personal Finances by Experian




75% of Americans want to help the environment in their daily lives, and they certainly can still keeping their budgets intact. In this podc...


Nov
23
How Long Can You Recover the Cost of Solar Panels?

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The past few decades saw huge developments in the use of solar power. These grid panels can use solar energy and turn it into electricity. Many neighborhoods have at least one house with solar panels installed on the roof.


Someone may have passed by your house offering solar panels for your home. These solar company representatives can be found just about everywhere. You may not have explored the use of solar power for your home since you are not familiar with how the whole system works. You may have also thought it is expensive.


Many people feel the same way. They are not using solar energy simply because they are not sure how much they have to spend on it. They may also be wondering when the...


Nov
23
A more complete solution to the energy opportunity we face

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Check out the latest episode of the Green Business Podcast Show by Eric Dye as he interviews our CEO and they discuss why EnLight.Energy decided to not just be another solar only installer, the impact of a Trump presidency on the renewable energy industry in America, our work with developing communities around the world, and why we chose a local energy franchise model.





ERIC: Today we are speaking with Julio Daniel Hernandez, CEO, and Founder of EnLight.Energy, a national company that helps home and business owners explore ways to drastically lower and eliminate their energy bills. Happy to have you back on the show Julio. How are you?


JULIO DANIEL: Doing great Eric thanks for having me.


ERI...


Sep
06
WHAT DOES [INSERT SOLAR LINGO] MEAN?





Confused by insolation, inverter, and irradiance? Consider the solar energy glossary your handy guide to all the solar lingo.


The U.S. Department of Energy's solar energy glossary contains definitions for technical terms related to solar energy, electricity, and power generation by technologies like photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP).


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III-V cell — A high-efficiency solar cell made from materials including Group III and Group V elements from the periodic table.








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absorber — In a photovoltaic device, the material that readily absorbs photons to generate charge carriers (free electrons or holes).


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Nov
18
5 formas de hacer de tu hogar un hogar más eficiente

Reemplazar los electrodomésticos de alta energía con versiones más eficientes


Comprar electrodomésticos con la etiqueta ENERGY STAR asegurará que los electrodomésticos grandes, como el lavavajillas, la secadora y la lavadora, utilicen la menor cantidad de energía. Los electrodomésticos cumplen con una variedad de estándares antes de recibir la prestigiosa etiqueta. Además, el funcionamiento de estos aparatos después de las horas pico de demanda puede reducir aún más la tensión en la red.


Instalar un termostato programable


Conocidos por ahorrar dinero, los termostatos programables permiten a los pro...


Nov
18
Replace High-Energy Appliances with More Efficient Versions

Purchasing appliances with an ENERGY STAR label will ensure that large appliances like the dishwasher, dryer and washing machine are using the least amount of energy. Appliances stand up to a variety of standards before receiving the prestigious label. In addition, operating these appliances after peak demand times can further reduce strain on the grid.


Install a Programmable Thermostat


Known for saving money, programmable thermostats allow homeowners to create a schedule that follows a family’s routine. Thermostats can be adjusted during the seasons to heat and cool when it makes the most sense instead of constantly working to maintain a specific temperature.


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Sep
07
Beneficios de usar Baterías con Solar

Texas produce más electricidad que cualquier otro estado, por lo que los tejanos se sorprendieron en febrero pasado cuando la tormenta invernal Uri cerró repentinamente la mayor parte de la red eléctrica del estado. Los productores de energía de Texas no habían climatizado adecuadamente las plantas de gas natural, las turbinas eólicas y otros sitios de producción de energía para soportar las temperaturas extremadamente frías. Muchos de ellos dejaron de funcionar, requiriendo apagones continuos en algunas áreas y dejando a otras sin electricidad durante días.


Pero el "gran congelamiento" de Texas fue solo el úl...


Sep
03
Everything You Must Know about Building a Zero Energy Home


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If you are building a new home today, it pays to consider integrating zero energy principles in your design. Zero energy homes are future-proof, making them a sound investment for anyone serious about owning property. People think that this type of home is too expensive, but innovations in the field are closing the margin for mainstream buyers. Here are things you should know about zero energy builds.


Zero Energy Homes Have a Good ROI


According to the Zero Energy Project, building a zero energy ready home means thousands of dollars in energy savings for homes across the U.S. For example, assuming electricity costs will increase at a rate of two percent per...


Sep
03
Frequently asked questions about solar energy (FAQ)

Thanks to the interest that solar energy brings and all savings that solar energy generate, many people seek to expand their knowledge in a way in which they can be part of this new alternative energy. In this blog we leave you the answers to the most frequent questions that we are asked about this when wanting to be part of the EnLight Energy family.


How do solar panels work?


Solar panels absorb solar energy generating a photovoltaic effect which translates into electrical energy that can be used, stored or even sold back to the grid for an extra credit!



How many solar panels do I need for my home?


There are several factors that affect the amount needed, however, at EnLight Energy we give you a...


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