Longo Electric Blog

November 22, 2011

PV (Photovoltaic) module prices continue to fall!

“Get them while they are hot!”

Photovoltaic module prices are continuing to fall. Our great solar distributor has secured a truckload of 260 watt modules for less than the 250 watt modules he was stocking just a few months ago. What does this mean for you? It means that we can install a more advanced PV system for you at an even lower investment. Why not have us out this week to prepare a solar quote.

Here is why Longo Electric, LLC is a better choice for your solar installations:

We are an Electrical Contracting firm first, who specializes in energy efficiency and PV. Our competition is made up of people who have switched careers with no background in electrical theory and installations. We have Thousands of hours of classroom training as electricians and after all, PV systems are all about electricity! Secondly, we are NEC code experts and we have even helped in bringing some of the local inspectors up to speed. Thirdly, we are the only local PV installation company who can install a 100% American made and manufactured system. Our competition is installing systems that are assembled in America of components made in Japan. Technically, their systems may not qualify for the %30 Federal Tax Incentive based on the Buy American Act-it is a gray area in my opinion. We aren’t going to put our customers in a gray area, we will, however, out you in a green area! Green = Go (together we will get your job done right) Green = $(our systems pay for them selves) Green = A cleaner environment! (what is better than that)?

We have no way of knowing how far the PV module market prices will continue to drop, but the current prices are the lowest we have ever seen!


November 15, 2011

LED, It’s on!

LED, It’s on!

Boys and Girls LED lighting is here and it is now. Over the last two years we have been personally testing LED lighting technology in our homes and we are most pleased. Longo Electric can firmly recommend that you skip over using compact fluorescent lighting and invest in LED lighting. Here is why:

LED lamps are: 98% recyclable, contain no mercury, are more energy efficient than CFL lamps, last longer than any other light source, have better color rendering, dimmable and use less energy as they are dimmed, have excellent color rendering, light instantly at full brightness, don’t break like a CFL do.

So far in our own homes we have switched to LED equivalents in our table and floor lamps, switched all of our 4” recessed lighting from 50 watt PAR (incandescent) lamps to 7 watt Phillips LED’s. Converted to LED Christmas lights, and switch all of our landscape lighting installations to Kichler LED.

We feel great about our reduced energy usage and our even, well lit homes.

Please note that it is of paramount importance that you use quality LED lamps (bulbs) and components. We would be happy to guide you in the purchase and installation of energy efficient lighting and help you to invest in your home or business energy savings program.