The Great, Green Race has begun! The goal: install one million solar roofs on American homes within three years. Through strategic alliances in the construction,and banking industries, making it financially feasible for most families and businesses to afford solar powered electricity, and enabling them to realize immediate energy savings of up to 25 percent and more.
Jane Greenstein, Founder & CEO of The Great Green Race inand Bill Thomas, COO of Green Home Solutions, LLC in agree, Were going to jump-start Americas Green transformation by eliminating the single greatest barriers in the adoption of this sustainable energy alternative the payback period and up front costs. Using her 30 years of experience in mortgage finance with The Seldin Organization, Inc., a firm, Jane has designed a Green Banking Program that will dramatically increase the publics ability to act now. "Through our affiliations with local banks, homeowners will become part of the solution to substantially reduce carbon emissions," says Jane. She continues, "Affordable financing of this green investment is the key. By offering a variety of creative low-interest payment options like special Green home equity loans and long-term graduated payment loans where interest may be tax deductible, installation costs are spread out over a long term. In that way, homeowners realize net savings immediately; and over 25 years, average homeowners can expect to save up to $40,000 on their electric bills." Federal and state energy efficiency rebates could further reduce the cost of installing . Important to note: according to the Appraisal Institute, the market value of a solar powered home would immediately increase by 20 times the annual electric savings, which equal $36,000 for the average American homeowner with a $150 monthly utility bill.
Were expecting a solar tidal wave for both homes and businesses in new construction as well as remodeling, says Jackie Jaques, CEO of Green Home Solutions, LLC. As a solar distributor and Green General Contractor who retails many Eco-friendly building products, we not only have the experience to guide consumers in this specialized area; we'll do our part to make it easier by offering initial customers a 5 percent rebate on the cost of equipment. Those savings can be used to purchase more energy efficient products. This is going to be big and we have more great things coming.
Green Home Solutions plans to open additional locations throughout the United States as demand for green building products and solar & renewable energy power increases. We will also be showcasing the latest Green products and services as they become available from recycled and re-engineered building products to alternative energy vehicles, even, says Bill Thomas. Its amazing whats out there right now. The Great Green Race plans on being America s Command Central for everything Green!
"On the horizon for The Great Green Race is initiating a
grass-roots campaign that will allow communities at various levels to
track their progress in going green. NavAgility, LLC, the social
networking partner for The Great Green Race, is providing the
cutting-edge networking software." says Jane. "This social competition
will bring divergent communities together in a spirit of friendly
competition to share solutions for reducing carbon emissions. We also
plan on training the youth of today how to be our planets saviors of