Alternative Energy Systems:Providers, Specs & Prices


Alternative Energy Systems:Providers, Specs & Prices

This group has only one objective to provide a reference for systems that are now being offered for sale and installation.

Members: 40
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2011

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We have to recognize that legislators may not respond to our need. We may have to save ourselves. If so we will have to rely on each other. We are lucky to have so many who are knowledgeable and able to provide solutions for the rest of us but we need a convenient means of selecting our contractors for installation of solar, wind or "other" systems. Please do not use this page for comments or elaborate sales pitches. Simplicity is what I believe we need here. If we need more information we can click on your member icon or name and go to your page. Example: Chance Wind 555-666-9999 xyz@gmail.com, Poof Wind 3 for homes, 3,000 watts at 10 mph avg wind speed, Price: $7,000 including installation (financing available or cash only) As you can tell, I am new to this field and would appreciate your help in refining the format for listing systems on this page.

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Terrapin Wind and Solar Co.

Started by John Moats Nov 7, 2008.

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Comment by Lawrence Murray on May 9, 2010 at 8:30pm
This web sight does a great job getting the message out about: How bad is cap and trade. I support a national sales tax, pollution surcharge and recently added a FAT tax. People get to make choices; government must help fund fuel cells and superconductors and clean water. It is not like they can keep this game up as gas is going to sell for $7.50 / gal in 10 years. But with cars that run on hydrogen (fuel cell) and liquid nitrogen (Superconductor Motor) and plug in the batteries, we cut pollution by transportation 40%. Our solar collectors and plugged in car make us money and top $ on peak. Wind is used to make hydrogen along with concentrating solar.
Comment by Sam Fleet on March 2, 2010 at 10:02am
good job Jerry!
Comment by Jerry McDonald on March 2, 2010 at 9:36am
We are on the edge of winning the Pepsi RefreshEverything competition with our entry. If we do we'll train young people how to operate CNG & LNG fuel stations.

Follow this link and vote 1 time a day until March 31.
Comment by James McKirdy on January 16, 2010 at 8:02am
Our Company is Off Grid Solar Inc. Our E-mail address is offgridsolar@aol.com. If you are truly interested in Solar PV we have over 60,000 products installed all over the United States and just over 3,400 systems installed in space. You may e-mail us with any questions about our products, services and support that we offer. We feel the smartest grid is no grid at all! We know Solar Photovoltaic Systems. We have the only factory in the United States that is 100% powered by our system.
Comment by Tom Bailey on January 16, 2010 at 6:38am
The latest petition " Energy indepenence now petition" is a new one we all need to sign.

Please take a second to do it.
Thanks for all you are doing as the labor continues!

Best; Tom
Comment by Richard Barnard on December 24, 2009 at 1:23pm
Akeena Solar, a designer and installer of solar power systems plan to sell panels at Lowe’s stores in California. Akeena, based in Los Gatos, stocked 21 Lowe’s stores with its Andalay AC panels that can be bought in packages that include built-in inverters, wiring and racking systems.

“This is a brand-new way for homeowners to get solar.”

Does anyone have any positive or negative comments in reference to the above? I’ve personally been waiting for a DIY to stock solar. I Plan to add a few solar panels then continue to add as needed until I’m sustainable. I haven’t gone to Lowe’s yet to qualify any possible caveats - Sounds too easy.


Richard Barnard
Comment by JD Polk on April 23, 2009 at 8:51am
Renewable energy. Energy-efficient homes. Green vehicles. It’s all about energy.
Making Solar Electricity Affordable
2/24/2009 12:36:38 PM
By Dan Chiras
Tags: energy efficiency, solar panels, Dan Chiras
Many people who are contemplating installing solar electric systems on their homes struggle with the high initial costs.
To pay for a system, they either have to dip into their savings or take out a loan.
A 3- to 5-kW grid-connected solar system, suitable for most homes, can run $30,000 to $50,000.
Even with recent legislation that provides a 30 percent tax credit for solar and wind systems for homes and businesses,
the cost of such as system will still cost $21,000 to $30,000, which is a substantial piece of change.
Isn’t there some way to reduce this cost?
There is. It's called efficiency.
Richard Perez, founder of Home Power magazine, ran the numbers.
He found that every dollar invested in energy efficiency could reduce the cost of a photovoltaic (PV) system by $3 to $5.
By reducing the size of a system one must install to meet his or her needs.
The economic savings from efficiency are quite substantial. For instance,
a $2,000 investment in home energy efficiency — for example, weatherization, insulation and energy-efficient compact fluorescent or
LED light bulbs — will reduce the demand for electricity. This, in turn, will reduce the size of the PV system required to meet one’s needs.
It could easily save $6,000 to $10,000 on the cost of the system of a 3- to 5-kW PV system before tax incentives.
Taking into account the 30% federal tax credit, the savings would be $4,200 to $7,000.
Spend a little more on efficiency and the cost of the system drops even more. If you invested $4,000 in efficiency,
the total system cost would decline by $12,000 to $20,000.
Taking into account the federal tax credits once again and the decrease in initial cost would be $8,400 to $14,000.
That’s not a bad return on an investment in efficiency.
Instead of spending $21,000 to $30,000 for a system, you’d pay $12,600 to $16,000.
So, if you're thinking about installing a PV system, think efficiency first. It’s a gift you give yourself and the planet.
It will reduce energy demand, reduce pollution, and reduce the cost of a system substantially.
Moreover, the savings will provide dividends for the life of the house.
Comment by American High Tech Realty, LLC on March 8, 2009 at 12:21pm
My interest is as grid location and negotiation specialist.
LLC participant/- Prospective partner in providing impetus provider for articles of organization. Disabled Vet.
Comment by Solar Man on February 12, 2009 at 11:17pm
Hello All,

I hope I can contribute to and learn from this group. My interest is in renewable Hydrogen, and fuel cell technology.
Comment by Brian Oram on February 11, 2009 at 11:08am
The Pocono Northeast Resource, Conservation, and Development Council and its partners will be hosting the Northeast PA Energy Solutions Expo on June 13-14th, 2009 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds in Dallas, PA. The Expo will highlight exhibitors and vendors who will be showcasing technology, products, and innovations to reduce energy use and provide locally developed alternative and renewable energy options.

For more information about the event, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please visit


Brian Oram

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