Saturday, November 1, 2008

So...Let me start by saying it again and again...

Creating Nega Watts..That's where it is. It is much more cost-effective...(a word you'll here used alot in the renewable energy business) more cost-effective to save a watt of energy or a therm of
gas...than to produce a new one.

So all you solar electric "want-ta-be's" out there listen up.

If you go out to a business or a solar site survey...check out the customers current utility bills, pitch them on tax credit and rebates and sell them a solar electric system...without
doing some of the following ...You have just put the renewable energy horse before the carriage.

Total energy audit...check all current conservation, venting, heating and cooling methods...

Recommend improvements as windows, added insulation, water and lighting saving suggestions, weather stripping, caulking and new doors, ceiling fans, whole house fans
solar tubes for natural lighting in that dark bathroom or hall water heaters, or
regular maintenence...Not just a recommendation they do it....give them an estimate and
sub contract out the work, for God's whats right for our industry and the customer.

This total love and concern for your customer will pay big big dividends for your companies and you. Why? Because it proves you give a good GD. Try it, you'll like it..

By the way, I can earn more profit, doing it right, conservation then solar DHW then and only then, solar electric then you can make doing just solar electric....the fun and flashy solar.


Picken's Plan Member Reminds Me...It's Time To Kick Our Alternative Energy Programs Into Gear

I've been asked, is the McCain Supporter in the picture me? No...I do admit, I've been active in the race, but my support, and I make no apologizes, is for Senator Barrack Obama. Why?

He was the first to come out with a total, comprehensive renewable energy plan. As with several
of Obama's platforms, energy Independence was something that McCain morphed into after Obama introduced it....

Obama was the first to suggest we take energy tax dollars away from big oil and redirect it to
Alternative Energy. Obama has promised $10 Billion a year to the effort. High gas prices, our
policies in other countries toward their oil reserves and our thirst for foreign oil along with the
loss of life and our countries treasure demand it. Ok....enough about politics....

Global Warming...Like it or not. Believe it or not. Intensive emission standards are already in the works for California and the rest of the nation....These new state mandated programs require cities throughout the state to set new local standards and goals to reduce emissions in their cities and start adding these new requirements in a aggressive manner....Public Transportation, City planning, Waste and Pollution all must be addressed. This coupled
will extensions of the Solar Credits for 8 more years, the bailout dollars extended to the industry and other incentives is creating a industry in California which should create a climate for
renewables that far exceeds the needs of the early eighties, and should create ten of thousands
of new Green jobs in every state in the Union.

There are many ways someone interested in the renewable energy field can make their mark...I
personally will go the time tested way. It is what has worked for me in the past, it is what worked for my customers and my suppliers.

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