Saturday, January 2, 2010

Renewable Energy and the Emerging Green Economy


As 2009 ended, the price of oil rose to $79.62 a barrel  (December 31, 2009) 71 percent higher than a year ago. From reliable sources such as oil economist Matt Simmons and postings on The Oil Drum, many see that the United States will most probably shift to natural gas as a transition fuel supply replacing hard to reach and expensive sources of oil. By now it must be obvious that renewable energy sources, e.g. solar, wind, geothermal and the promising area of algae, are the logical long term sustainable solutions for our national economy. 


Abraham Paiss & Associates was fortunate in 2009 to become the public relations, marketing, and web design firm for one of Colorado's leading solar engineering and construction companies: SolSource Inc. Headquartered in Denver, SolSource is a highly experienced designer and installer of solar electric and solar thermal systems for homes, businesses, municipalities, schools, and the military. During 2009 we assisted SolSource in its announcement of a 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic system for Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado. When installed in 2010 this installation will be the largest solar array on a U.S. Air Force base in Colorado. You can read about it in an AP story written in the Denver Post.

Helping schools lower their utility bills and incorporate renewable energy into the school curriculum is another focus of SolSource. In December, Jeff Scott, company founder and president, visited Academia Sandoval Elementary School in Denver to teach children how much energy is produced from the 9.8 kW solar system on their school roof in the first use of an online data monitoring system in the Denver Public School system. We feel honored to work with an excellent solar energy company and are looking forward to supporting SolSource in its pioneering work ahead in 2010.

1 comment:

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