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Aztec is dedicated to safe, high performance solar installations near Dallas TX
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Hey everybody! We are switching over to our new page, +Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. We'll still be sharing our posts into here, so you won't miss anything, but you might appreciate getting it directly from the source.

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We'd like to take a moment to reintroduce ourselves - (https://gplnk.io/2nuefwE)

We are Aztec Renewable Energy, located in Denton, Texas, serving all of Texas and Oklahoma. We have been operating under our other Google + page, +Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc for several years, and we have amassed quite a following. However, we would like for you to switch over to following this page, as times have changed.

We are Texas-proud, and Texas-originated. This is not a new location...we've always been here! We're licensed, BBB rated contractors, aiming to reduce or eliminate your electric bill forever while saving the earth.

On this page, we will share solar energy updates, ways to live sustainably, and cool ways to incorporate solar into your home. Sometimes we'll post behind-the-scenes videos of how solar works because we want you to be just as educated as us!

We're so excited to transition to this new page, and hope that you'll join us and introduce yourselves!

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Instead of letting abandoned coal mines sit unused, savvy renewable energy companies are turning them into solar farms!
Dead Coal Mines Everywhere Are Being Reincarnated as Solar Farms (https://goo.gl/pmHJxw)

While many cities, towns, and communities across the globe are beginning to abandon coal as their primary source of energy, it is not the end of the road for many of the existing coal mines. Many countries are turning these abandoned structures into solar farms.

One incredible example of this is in Huainan in eastern China. They are in the midst of constructing a 150 megawatt (MW) floating solar farm set to be the worlds largest. The farm will be floating on a lake created by flooding a collapsed coal mine that previously stored twenty percent of the country's coal reserves.

The project is predicted to be complete by May 2018 and will provide 100 percent of the power to 94,000 homes. This project will surpass the previous record holder for the largest solar farm, also in China, which like the Huainan project, is also a floating farm set atop a flooded abandoned coal mine.

A coal mine in Germany is closing soon with plans to turn that structure into a solar farm in 2018, and there are already plans from Berkeley Energy Group in the United States to turn a strip mine in the Appalachians into a solar farm later next year.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #solarpower #renewableenergy #coal #texas
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We love hearing about the incredible solar initiaives in other countries as well as in the US!
A New Solar Plant Will Provide Power to 13,000 Homes for an Entire Year (https://goo.gl/PVAdG3)

Latin America is becoming a leader in the renewable energy space. And among the South American countries, Chile, in particular, is coming out ahead.

A new solar power plant in the country will soon be able to provide power to the grid during the day and the night. This means that over 13,000 homes will have power for an entire year only from solar energy.

Latin America has really embraced solar energy. In fact, investments in renewable energy in Latin America have grown at twice the global rate in the last ten years. Along with Mexico and Brazil, Chile is one of the top ten largest global solar energy markets. The dropping prices for solar power have something to do with that. In fact, just this past November, Mexico was the recipient of the world's cheapest solar energy bid, at $19.70 per MWh for an 80.3-megawatt plant.

With more and more emerging markets turning toward solar for their power needs, there is hope for slowing some of the effects we are already beginning to see due to climate change. And in areas where there is so much opportunity for solar and other renewable energy projects, this drop in initial cost is exciting news.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #solarpower #solarenergy #renewableenergy #chile
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Wind power makes economic sense, ecological sense, and ethical sense.
A Powerful Ethical Argument for Wind Energy (https://goo.gl/4hsMmN)

When it comes to low-carbon sources of energy, you'd be hard-pressed to find a cleaner option than wind power. And with prices for turbines and wind-power solutions consistently dropping, the argument against this clean source of renewable energy only gets weaker.

A representative from huge international Danish turbine company Vestas said that a single one of their turbines produces between 25 and 40 percent more energy than it uses in its lifetime and emits only one percent of the carbon emissions that a coal plant does while producing the same amount of energy. Incredibly, the company has produced a turbine that can generate enough energy to power a single home for an entire year in just three or four hours.

According to the company's CEO, Renewable energy is plentiful, it is unending, widely distributed and very clean producing no greenhouse gas emissions during production or operation. The global energy system will become 'zero carbon' by end of the century and there will be sustained growth in the renewable industry.

Considering the implications of climate change on the world today, and for the future, wind power companies are seeing that renewable initiatives are more important than ever. Despite all this, coal power plants are still being built in emerging markets. Vestas and other renewable energy companies are hoping that the shift toward more ethical sources of power will be more prevalent.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#wind #windpower #sustainability #renewable #texas
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2018 will be the year solar tops traditional energy sources.
Solar To Reach Tipping Point In 2018 (https://goo.gl/XmMtF3)

New research has determined that 2018 will be the year that solar energy will reach the tipping point of becoming commercially cost-effective to be accessible to the over 1 billion people around the world currently living without electricity. While this renewable energy source has long been popular amongst environmentally minded people, it will soon be the economically sound choice as well.

In fact, prices are predicted to drop so much that in the developing world, switching to solar will be more cost-effective than the petroleum and diesel these countries have been using up to now. In addition to plummeting prices overall, advancements in solar technology have made the existing components more energy efficient and effective as well, which is another way the cost is being driven down.

Because of this, energy consultants and other experts are calling on donors and investors to start to turn their eyes to solar energy for these developing nations as many of these small, impoverished areas don't have the capital required to build the infrastructure needed to set up a solar power system. Even at these accessible prices, the cost is too high in some cases. The tremendous savings, however, will provide an opportunity for electricity in places where the residents could never otherwise afford it.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #solarpower #renewable #renewableenergy
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We love the idea of helping out communities in need with solar energy!
The Sun Exchange Funds Solar Installations with Micro-Investments and Bitcoin (https://goo.gl/8HMqsZ)

While there's no question that solar energy can greatly benefit small communities and remote villages across the globe, these sometimes impoverished areas don't always have the capital to invest in solar power infrastructure to get these systems up and running. That's where The Sun Exchange comes in.

This organization appeals to both the hearts and wallets of investors to put up the cash to build and establish these solar power systems in small areas in exchange for a share in the revenue of the power produced, creating an income source for years to come.

The Sun Exchange has partnered with numerous solar power companies across the globe and identifies areas that could benefit from a solar power system on a small scale, typically less than a megawatt of production. These are often villages with inconsistent existing power sources or medical clinics that need reliable power. After creating a pricing plan for the required solar cells, investors can contribute as much or as few funds as they'd like, and once the target has been met, the system is constructed.

The power is then available for purchase like any other utility in the area and investors get a steady income as a percentage of the purchase price.

For more information on investing with this organization, read the full article here (https://goo.gl/8HMqsZ).

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #solarpower #investing #energy #texas
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Even big companies like Toyota realize the potential of renewable energy!
This New Power Plant Will Produce Clean Energy From Cow Manure (https://goo.gl/3aEeaw)

Here's some interesting and unique news from the world of renewable energy. Japanese automaker Toyota has plans to build a very special kind of power plant in California. They revealed earlier this year that the Tri-Gen plant will create water, electricity, and hydrogen all from cow manure.

Yup, cow manure.

The company plans to erect the plant in the Port of Long Beach, in Southern California and will be the world's first 100 percent renewable power and hydrogen generation plant in operation at a commercial scale. Toyota hopes the plant will be operational by 2020, and aims to produce enough energy to power 2,350 homes and enough hydrogen to operate 1,500 vehicles every day.

Additionally, the plant will be the home for the world's largest hydrogen filling station. Current production estimates put the plants electricity output at 2.35 MW of electricty and 1.2 tons of hydrogen every day. As Toyota moves forward with their Mirai sedan and Project Portal semi truck projects, they are investing more heavily into hydrogen fuel cell battery technology.

This is just one step in the overall shift we are seeing in automaking towards developing cleaner energy and more sustainability overall with new vehicles.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #renewableenergy #sustainability #cars
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This odd pairing will mean a big shift toward more renewable energy in the future.
California's Largest Solar Plant Will Help Recover Crude Oil (https://goo.gl/AfZJir)

In a somewhat ironic twist, a California-based oil and gas company is teaming up with the state's largest solar plant, GlassPoint Solar to use that energy to help extract crude oil from the ground.

The main task that the solar energy will be used for is to extract heavy oil, a product that accounts for over half of California's oil production. Heavy oil is produced when steam is injected into a reservoir which heats the oil so it thins and is able to be pumped to the surface. The team at Aera Energy, the California-based oil and gas company plan to use solar steam and solar electricity to power their oilfield operations, especially for heavy oil production.

The steam produced to extract the heavy oil is typically generated with natural gas, but in efforts to reduce the amount of this fossil fuel used, the extraction steam process, known as thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) will be fueled by solar power and solar heat. The plant the two companies plan to collaborate on will be called Belridge Solar and groundbreaking is set for the first half of 2019. The company hopes to begin generating solar-powered steam and electricity as early as 2020.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

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We're so happy to hear that solar is now more affordable than coal energy!
Solar Energy Prices Continue to Plunge While Coal Prices Climb Higher (https://goo.gl/Wz7dsw)

Solar power is becoming more and more accessible, thanks to plunging prices for solar power installations. According to data recently compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, prices for installations have dropped by 26 percent over the last year. This is true both domestically and in the huge markets in China and in India.

In fact, prices have dropped so low that now it is less expensive to install new solar panel systems than it is to keep existing nuclear and coal energy plants running. The costs for operating and maintaining these types of energy plants have actually risen in the last year. The drop in price for solar and wind power can mostly be attributed to advancement in technology and the rise of auctions for more competitive pricing.

These technological advancements have allowed solar panels to generate twice as much energy from the same amount of light, and for wind turbines to produce the same amount of power from winds at half the speed as they once needed. These developments make solar and wind power attractive not only to those concerned with protecting the environment but for people with economic interests as well.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #renewableenergy #windpower #energy #texas
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China has lapped every other country in solar system installation!
China's Solar Surge Hits New Heights (https://goo.gl/9YHfAC)

China has been killing it on the solar energy front for years now, continuing to be a leader in the solar energy field year after year. But they have really outdone themselves in 2017.

It seems that in just nine months, China surpassed their annual estimate of new solar power produced for the entire year. China was predicted to produce an additional 30GW of energy from solar sources by the end of the year and hit that target in September. The United States was the current industry leader with a projected additional 40GW for the year, which China is set to overtake with 54GW.

If China meets that goal, it would be positioned at 120GW of solar capacity, which is roughly three times the capacity of any other country on the planet's ability. While there is no denying this is great for renewable energy, it's not actually as sustainable as it seems. China struggles with grid capacity issues, meaning despite the infrastructure and solar panels erected, around ten percent of these aren't actually being used. The continuing efforts to erect the panels and solar energy systems, however, are indications that China is very serious about renewable energy.

For more information about sustainable and renewable energy solutions, or how you can convert your home or business to solar power, please visit Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc. on our website: https://goo.gl/7wRfvm

#solar #renewableenergy #sustainability #china #solarenergy
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