Solar power is energy from the sun which is then converted into usable energy, like electric. Energy created from solar arrays is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available. There are many uses for solar energy, including:
- Generating electricity
- Providing light
- Heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use
- Much more
With green energy technology growing and evolving rapidly every year, the idea that solar power is just for wealthy corporations and individuals is a thing of the past. Homeowners and business owners alike now have many resources available to help educate their decisions regarding solar power.
Solar Power Resources
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Solar Power Data and Tools
Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)
Solar Calculator (DSIRE and EnergySage)
Resources about Solar Energy Systems
New River Light and Power Energy Credit Tariffs
Currently, Appalachian State University's New River Light and Power offer credits regarding uncontrolled solar generation. More information regarding these credits can be found on the NRLP Energy Credits Tariff (PDF).