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Green Solar Technologies, a Top Nationwide Solar Company, Expanding to Texas

Posted: Jul 26, 2016 6:26 AM PDT

Green Solar Technologies will be opening its 5th office in Dallas, Texas this summer. The Dallas office will continue GST’s goal of providing solar power to families and businesses in its region.

DALLAS, Texas (PRWEB) July 26, 2016

Green Solar Technologies, a leading energy technology company, announced their expansion into the Texas market to help home- and business-owners gain energy independence with high-quality American-made solar panels. The company, headquartered in Los Angeles with subsidiaries in San Jose and San Diego, is best known for its affordable rates and innovative strategies that help customers cut their electricity costs immediately and own their systems outright, rather than just buying their electricity from a utility or solar provider.

‘Texas is a great state and we are planning on bringing green energy and jobs to the community’, said Nicki Zvik, President and owner of Green Solar Technologies. Backed with supporting data from The National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that Texas, using only 34% of its region, can generate a full 22,786,750 million kWh annually of solar power, which is more than any other state. The state has the largest solar and wind potential in the country. And solar farms are more cost effective in West Texas, where installation levels are greater.

There are also other advantages to the expansion to Texas; ‘it will be bringing approximately 70 new clean green jobs to the Dallas market. We are currently seeking a Director of Operations to oversee the Dallas market expansion’, said Zvik. Green Solar Technologies is proud to have just been awarded the “Your Customers Love You on Yelp!” award and look forward to continue providing the best customer service possible with the new Dallas expansion. We will be able to provide longer customer service hours across the time zones to the east and west.

‘Future expansions are planned for Arizona and Georgia, with focus on the commercial market’, said Zvik. Of course, growth brings challenges. Licensing, for one, is difficult to come by and each state has its own processes for solar and energy efficiency. Nonetheless, Zvik believes Green Solar Technologies will triumph. GST has recently revamped its website in preparation for this expansion, which now provides an educational blog, summary of how solar technology works, core product descriptions, and guidance for both commercial and residential buyers.

About Green Solar Technologies
Since 1987, we at Green Solar Technologies have insisted on providing our valued customers with the highest quality solar energy products at unbeatable prices. We achieve this by using only the best American-made solar panels and are proud to help keep our fellow Americans working. Due to our long standing relationships with our partners and the sheer volume of our business, we are able to pass on unbeatable value to you. We are also able to offer energy efficiency upgrades, such as; air conditioning, heating, roofing, insulation, windows, doors, solar tubes, sky lights, artificial turf, and smart watering systems.

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Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity

The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS).

The report, End-of-Life Management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels, is the first-ever projection of PV panel waste volumes to 2050 and highlights that recycling or repurposing solar PV panels at the end of their roughly 30-year lifetime can unlock a large stock of raw materials and other valuable components.

It estimates that PV panel waste, comprised mostly of glass, could total 78 million tonnes globally by 2050. If fully injected back into the economy, the value of the recovered material could exceed USD 15 billion by 2050. This potential material influx could produce 2 billion new panels or be sold into global commodity markets, thus increasing the security of future PV supply or other raw material-dependent products.

“Global installed PV capacity reached 222 GW at the end of 2015 and is expected to further rise to 4,500 GW by 2050. With this tremendous capacity growth will come an increase in waste associated with the sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “This brings about new business opportunities to ‘close the loop’ for solar PV panels at the end of their lifetime. To seize these opportunities, however, preparations for the surge in end-of-life material should begin now.”

“With the right policies and enabling frameworks in place, new industries that recycle and repurpose old solar PV panels will drive considerable economic value creation and will be an important element in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy future,” added Mr. Amin.

The report suggests that addressing growing solar PV waste, and spurring the establishment of an industry to handle it, would require: the adoption of effective, PV-specific waste regulation; the expansion of existing waste management infrastructure to include end-of-life treatment of PV panels, and; the promotion of ongoing innovation in panel waste management.

“Experience with electronic waste tells us that developing technological and regulatory systems for efficient, effective and affordable end-of-life management requires long lead times, said Stefan Nowak, Chairman of IEA-PVPS. “This timely report can be used by public and private sector institutions to anchor the necessary investments in technology and policy research and development and supporting analyses to unlock the significant recoverable value in end-of-life panels.”

“Responsible life-cycle management is an imperative for all PV technologies – the socio-economic and environmental benefits which can potentially be unlocked through end-of-life processes and policies for this waste stream in the future should be seen as an

opportunity today to start extending the photovoltaic value chain,” added Mr. Nowak of IEA-PVPS.

In most countries, PV panels fall under the classification of “general waste” but the European Union (EU) was the first to adopt PV-specific waste regulations, which include PV-specific collection, recovery, and recycling targets. EU’s directive requires all panel producers that supply PV panels to the EU market (wherever they may be based) to finance the costs of collecting and recycling end-of-life PV panels put on the market in Europe.

End-of-Life Management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels, is the second of several solar-focused publications IRENA is releasing this summer. Last week, IRENA released The Power to Change, which predicts average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025. Later this week, IRENA will release Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionize the Electricity System – which provides a comprehensive overview of solar PV across the globe and its prospects for the future.

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