Going Green with Solar Energy


APRIL, 2016


With it being earth day, people are becoming more aware of environmental issues, but also how to be more resourceful and green with the things that we consume and the things we do.

With the seasonal changes bringing us to nice outdoor weather and sunshine, now is especially the right time to make changes in helping our environment and the earth that we live on.There are many different ways you can make a difference, starting with things at home, inside and outside. Two very efficient ways to reduce your carbon footprint are to use recyclable materials and find ways to conserve energy, and that’s where renewable solar energy can come into play.

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There’s no feeling like the feeling of being carbon neutral!

Solar energy is one of the hot topics of today. Solar panels are used to recycle and store energy from the sun, creating heat or electricity for your home. Over 784,000 homes and businesses have converted to Solar Energy since the beginning of 2015. Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels like natural gas and coal. But when this is used, the burning of the fossil fuels produces a toxic gas into the environment. This, sadly enough, is the primary cause of pollution and global warming. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why people are using Solar Panels as an alternative and steering clear of harming the earth any further.

“Over 784,000 homes and businesses have converted to Solar Energy since the beginning of 2015.

Nebraska has not quite hopped on the bandwagon yet compared to other Midwestern states. Minnesota is one of those in the lead, tackling the use of renewable energy. In the spring of 2013, Minnesota passed a law requiring that utilities need to generate 1.5 percent of their electricity from solar energy alone. They are now working on increasing that number to 25 percent by 2025. Now, Nebraska on the other hand hasn’t exactly taken advantage of our opportunity for growth by making the switch to renewable resources. Studies have shown that Nebraska has the potential to supply the state with 75 percent of its needs with wind and solar power by itself. Larry Hopp, the director of the energy program at Creighton University says “Nebraska has the opportunity to use its natural resources to generate affordable and reliable energy.”

If you haven’t heard, J-Tech Construction has partnered with SWT Energy to form J-Tech Solar. Together our goal is to provide you with that ever-so important alternative to fossil fuel and a smarter choice in conserving energy for your home. J-Tech Solar offers panels that have a 50 year life warranty and a 5% return rate. Not only will we give out free consultations but will come to your home ourselves and show you why investing in solar panels are a good fit for you.

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