The ASES Houston Solar Tour is here to support residences and business owners not only during the tour, but throughout the year, therefore, we have provided this online area where you can find information on Incentives, Glossary Terms and other helpful articles, downloads and info.
We will be growing this section throughout the year so don’t forget to bookmark it and check back often!
DID YOU KNOW…
Renewable Energy Industry By the Numbers:
- The U.S. generated $1.45 billion in revenue from renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in 2007.
- The U.S. also generated $160 billion in taxes (federal, state, local) from renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in 2007.
- About 9 million U.S. jobs were created in 2007 from renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.
- The photovoltaic (PV) market in the U.S. grew from only 17 megawatts in 2000 to produce some 259 megawatts of electricity in 2007. PV is projected to grow to 1,590 megawatts by 2010. (Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development)
- Future forecast by Shell International: 60 % of the world’s energy will be from renewable sources by 2060.
Below is a variety of support collateral for public use and distribution.
2010 ASES Houston Solar Tour Program
2009 ASES Houston Solar Tour Program
2008 ASES Houston Solar Tour Program
2007 ASES Houston Solar Tour Program
2006 ASES Houston Solar Tour Program
SOLAR RESOURCE LINKS
Solar Grants and Funding Opportunities
Solar & Energy Resources for Educators
Read the latest editor of Solar Today online
The Future of Energy
by Dr. Peter Bishop, University of Houston
Many experts believe big changes are ahead in the world when it comes to energy, especially how we supply and use it. Last October, the City of Houston and the UH College of Technology sponsored the third annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil—USA. There, Matt Simmons, T. Boone Pickens and other oil experts discussed the concept of peak oil: how close the world is to producing as much oil as it can…. Download Article Now