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Small presentation that we can hold in your home or business. We can tailor it to what ever you are interested in teaching. Education is the Key element to making renewable energy a part of the world ...

Small presentation that we can hold in your home or business. We can tailor it to what ever you are interested in teaching. Education is the Key element to making renewable energy a part of the world for it to stay. Jimmy Carter in 1976 had it. Lets not put our heads in the sand Again.

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      • “ It’s so easy being green ”
    Kermit The Frog – Founding member of The AAA Green Team TM
    • Wind Turbines
      • Small Roof Mount
      • Tower Mount
    • Solar Electric
      • Roof Mounted Array
      • Free Standing Array
      • Pole Mounted Array
        • With Tracker
        • Without Tracker
    • Solar Thermal
      • Water Heating
      • Home Heating
      • Pool Heating
    “ This is some of what we offer”
        • “ Here is some more of what we can offer”
    • Site assessments and energy analysis
      • Detailed report of what can be done to extend your energy dollar
    • Geothermal heating
    • Heat pumps for high ceiling buildings
    • High efficiency lighting replacement
    • Evaluate and seal the exterior envelope of your building
    • Insulate your plumbing pipes, ceilings, overhead doors, etc.
    • STATE
      • Net Metering
      • Select Focus Project Grants
    • FEDERAL
      • 30% Tax Credit
      • USDA Grants & Guaranteed Loans for Farmers and Small Businesses. Renewable energy installations and energy efficient upgrades qualify.
    • Insufficient Supply
      • In the early 1990’s there was about 35% reserve capacity on the power grid.
      • Last year there was only 17% reserve capacity.
      • Eight coal fired power plants have tried in vain for years to receive building permits.
      • Forbes, The Associated Press and NextEnergy have recently issued reports warning of brown and blackouts in 2009.
    • Skyrocketing Prices
      • Rates have increased about 5% a year for the past several years.
      • In October 2008 Michigan passed a bill which will increase electric rates even more.
      • “ If you think runaway oil prices are upsetting, just wait for what’s in store for electricity.” Forbes Magazine June 30 th 2008.
    • Local, State and Federal Governments are looking at all means possible to promote renewable energies.
    • FIT (Feed-In-Tariff)
      • Currently adopted if France and Germany
      • Michigan has a few versions being promulgated in the state legislature.
        • Goggle House Bill HB 5218
    • A feed-in-tariff is a law that requires the utility company to purchase from the energy producer any electricity that is put on the grid for a premium over their highest retail rate.
      • HB 5218 lists solar electric power at 65 cents a kwh. Your rates now are between 6 cents a kwh to 12 cents a khw.
    • No need for new coal fired power plants.
    • Distributed generation is more efficient.
    • Distributed generation reduces our exposure to terrorism.
    • Solar electric produces the most power when the utility companies are most likely to experience brown/blackouts.
    • The turbines of today are quieter and more powerful than those of yesterday.
    • The Green Team only uses wind turbines that are made in America.
    • Michigan has the 14 th best wind potential in the country.
    • Most zoning ordinances require you to have enough property where the tower can fall in any direction without hitting a structure, and staying back from the property setback requirements.
    • The turbine should be a minimum of thirty feet above any obstruction within 300’ radius.
    • Michigan receives 4.2 hours of ‘peak’ sun a day on an annual bases.
    • Germany receives less sun and is beating their goal of 20% RE by 2020.
    • The colder a panel is the more voltage it produces.
    • Panels in Arizona receive more sun but they produce less voltage per hour of peak sun
    • Do I have a good location?
    • Roof Mounted
    • South facing roof
    • No shading from trees or other structures
        • Awning Mounted
    • Southern exposure patio
    • Southern exposure walkway
        • Pole Mounted
    • Clear area of your property with no shading
    • Solar panels have completely changed.
    • They can be many things. To name a few they can be awnings, roofing shingles, panels placed on a roof, or structural roofing panels.
    • They can add to the esthetics of a house or commercial building.
    • They even come in a couple different colors.
    • How can I get heat from the sun on a cold winter day?
    • How do I get air conditioning from the sun on a hot summer day?
    • Do they really work?
    • Is solar thermal a good option for me?
    • Most locations can benefit from at least one form of renewable energy.
    • Some can benefit from multiple sources of renewable energy.
    • Solar electric, wind, hydro, solar thermal water heating, solar thermal pool heating, passive solar, solar thermal home heating & air conditioning, can be mixed and matched to optimize the specific resources available.
    • We inspect over thirty areas for energy loss.
    • You will receive a report on your site, and how efficient it is in all the areas checked.
    • Improvements will be recommended in order of potential payback.
    • Different members of The Green Team can complete all areas of energy improvements.
    • Utility company rebates and tax credits may apply.
    • We look at all systems that use energy, waste energy, or can extend the human benefit of each unit of energy
    • Examples would be checking the exterior of the building for caulking, door seals, electrical outlets, dampers, hatches.
    • Passive solar potential.
    • Can you benefit from heat pumps or solar roof vents?
    • In the interior we look at insulation of ductwork, water pipes & ceilings.
    • We look at lighting types. Is natural lighting used enough, what type of artificial lighting are used, Can occupancy sensors save you energy?
  • Something new with old school quality.