April 20, 2010
Los Angeles, CA The Price is Right, the longest running television game show in history, is going green again for Earth Day 2010. After a successful Earth Day special episode of The Price is Right in 2009, CBS decided to continue its dedication to the environment by producing a follow up Earth Day special airing on Thursday April 22nd, 2010.
"When CBS contacted our company to purchase The PowerShade 8 Solar Cabana as a prize for their show, I came to a realization that for the first time ever an affordable grid tie solar system is going to be given away as a prize on a major game show seen by millions of people. That's the type of cultural revolution we need to take solar power mainstream. Pretty soon having a grid tie solar structure is going to be a common practice for most Americans."
The PowerShade 8 Solar Cabana is a complete grid tie solar electric system that provides clean power to offset your highest cost of electricity. The elegantly constructed solar cabana has 8 solar panels and provides shade and comfort for friends, family or clients to enjoy, all while providing an alternative method to ease into solar power.
The solar cabana makes solar power more affordable and practical. All without the need of making roof penetrations required for typical roof mounted solar panels. The product offers a unique method of generating clean power from the sun while enjoying the cabana shade. It not only serves a functional purpose but generates over 1 kilowatt of AC Power, which may qualify the product for utility cash rebates and 30% federal tax credit.
The PowerShade 8 Solar Cabana is a freestanding, four legged, steel fabricated mounted solar structure developed by Solade Concepts. The complete solar electric system is supported by four legs, each comprised of 2” steel tubing, which allows the product to be bolted to any concrete slab. The elaborate design of the solar cabana roof is manufactured with 2” steel tubing that supports eight solar panels.
According to Solade Concepts President, Andrew Ferrick, many people considering solar power would go solar in a heartbeat if they knew there was an alternative method to installing solar panels. Many times, the roof is not the most ideal place to install solar panels due to various reasons such as: aesthetics, shading, fire department setback requirements and worn down roofs that need replacement before installation. "My vision is to provide an aesthetically pleasing solution in the marketplace that allows customers to get more than just clean power out of a solar electric system." said Ferrick.
Deep Patel, Founder & CEO of GoGreenSolar.com, described the cutting edge solar technology offered by the PowerShade 8 Solar Cabana as a fully functional grid tie solar electric system identical to systems installed on rooftops. The system requires no batteries, it ties directly into the electric service panel via the Enphase Energy Micro-Inverters. These inverters are installed behind each solar panel and converts the DC power generated by the panels into grid compatible AC power.
When the building is consuming less energy than the solar panels are producing, the electric meter will spin backwards. This results in the utility company crediting you for the extra power you are sending into the grid. Additionally, the solar cabana is equipped with the Enphase Energy Envoy Energy Management Unit which communicates with the micro-inverters and uploads solar production data to the internet, making it accessible through any web browser.
"When CBS contacted our company to purchase The PowerShade 8 Solar Cabana as a prize for their show, I came to a realization that for the first time ever an affordable grid tie solar system is going to be given away as a prize on a major game show seen by millions of people. That's the type of cultural revolution we need to take solar power mainstream. Pretty soon having a grid tie solar structure is going to be a common practice for most Americans." said Patel.
The Price is Right Earth Day special hosted by Drew Carey will also feature special guest appearances and other eco-friendly products and services. The show will air on Thursday, April 22nd at 11AM Eastern and 10AM Pacific on CBS, check your local listings for additional air time information. The show will also be rebroadcasted on the official Price is Right website.
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About Solade Concepts:
Solade Concepts has become one of the nation's top solar shade structure companies by incorporating over 30 years of Design, Engineering, Fabrication, Construction, Electrical Contracting, & Installations. We offer the latest technology and state of the art solar equipment for all commercial and residential customers.
We are successfully changing the perception of solar structure integration with our products and are committed to offering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through multi-functional solar structures. By taking solar and incorporating it into our solar shade structures, we have allowed solar to become user friendly at the ground level.
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