solar http://ijpr.org en Let The Sun Shine (And Lower The Electric Bill) http://ijpr.org/post/let-sun-shine-and-lower-electric-bill <p></p><p>A broad definition of "rural" can help businesses in our region let the sun shine in.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Meaning those businesses can get help installing solar power systems.&nbsp;</p><p>The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), covers up to 25 percent of the cost of new solar-electric systems for small rural businesses.&nbsp; Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 10509 at http://ijpr.org Let The Sun Shine (And Lower The Electric Bill) Solar Water Heat For Low-Income Californians http://ijpr.org/post/solar-water-heat-low-income-californians <p>When you're struggling to make your monthly rent payment, you're generally not thinking about things like solar water heating.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>But the California <a href="http://www.csd.ca.gov/" target="_blank"><strong>Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)</strong></a> is thinking along those lines.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1490 at http://ijpr.org Solar Water Heat For Low-Income Californians A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History http://ijpr.org/post/history-solar-energy-long-history <p>Don&#39;t be too impressed with solar panels on your roof.</p><p>Photovoltaic technology may be relatively new in human history, but a lot of lower tech preceded it.&nbsp;</p><p>Civilizations as far back as ancient China found ways to make maximum use of the sun&#39;s power in their homes and lives.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:02:36 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 770 at http://ijpr.org A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History Rogue Valley Green And Solar Tour http://ijpr.org/post/rogue-valley-green-and-solar-tour <p>Solar power has been around for decades now, but it's still a mystery to many people. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:08:36 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 293 at http://ijpr.org Rogue Valley Green And Solar Tour