Today President Obama is in the San Francisco area and will visit the Solyndra solar panel production factory in Fremont, California. Obama will discuss jobs and the economy while at Solyndra. In recent days he has said that the United States needs to boost its support of renewable energy sources, so that China doesn’t own the alternative energy market.
The Solyndra solar plant is a natural place to visit, because Solyndra’s technology is the biggest new development in solar panel design during the last 50 years.
The company uses solar cylinders and thin-film technology to convert direct, diffuse and reflected sunlight into electricity. Solyndra’s cylinders capture sunlight across a 360-degree photovoltaic surface—a big advantage over traditional, flat solar panel modules.
Also, Solyndra’s cylinders are spaced apart within a panel in order to let the wind through, thus eliminating the need for expensive mounting hardware and ballast that are required to prevent wind uplift with conventional solar panels.
The Solyndra solar panels are for commercial installations; they are designed to provide the lowest system installation costs on a per watt basis for commercial rooftops.
If you own a commercial building, now is the time to consider a Solyndra solar panel installation. Federal and state solar power incentives can cut commercial solar installations costs by more than 30 percent! Fill out our online form to get a free solar evaluation for your commercial site. A commercial solar panel installation can save you money on energy costs over the long term.
For example, Florida offers a rebate of $4 per watt for commercial solar panel installations, up to a maximum of $100,000. So you could get up to a 25,000-watt (25 kilowatt) system. If you own a commercial site in Florida, get your free estimate from our Florida Solyndra installers. Start planning today to save on energy costs tomorrow!
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