August 4, 2017
For Immediate Release:
Cherry Hill, NJ – Code Green Solar, LLC., a leading renewable energy and solar installation company, has announced a new Vice President of Operations to join the company’s executive team.
The position is being filled by Ray Zola, who has been a member of the Code Green Solar team since 2010. Prior to Code Green Solar, he worked as an electrician for 11 years for Signature Electric and Academy Electric. Zola began as an installer at Code Green Solar and filled a variety of positions over 7 years until reaching VP of Operations. He served as the Director of Operations for the company before his promotion, where he oversaw numerous installations and ensured smooth processes for consumers when transitioning into solar. In his new position, he has the opportunity to utilize his experience in order to improve interconnection techniques and maximize customer care.
“Customer care is a large focus. It’s important for the customer to feel at ease and informed throughout their installation,” said Ray Zola, Vice President of Operations.
“My experience working with Code Green Solar has been great. I am thankful to be a part of such a great team, and look forward to continuing to improve our company’s processes.”
About Code Green Solar, LLC.
Code Green Solar is New Jersey’s leading neighborhood renewable energy and solar provider. Code Green Solar provides solar in New Jersey, South Carolina, California, and Puerto Rico. The company has experienced tremendous growth and prosperity since its inception in 1994. Code Green Solar uses Tier-1 solar panels and microinverters to maximize the solar production output, which in turn yields thousands of dollars through the life of the system and maximizes the homeowner’s solar experience. For more information, visit our Website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The summer of 2017 has hit record breaking temperatures, rising above 100°F; climate change causing greenhouse gases being the main culprit. At the speed at which temperatures are soaring each year, it is likely that more than half of the Earth will be subject to unlivable conditions by the end of the century. Today, a third of the world is already being exposed to deadly heatwaves, the southwest region of the United States, in particular. Phoenix, Arizona reached a shocking 119°F on June 19th and Sacramento, California was close behind at 107°F. The National Weather Service (NWS) has even issued an excessive heat warning to these areas advising residents to drink more water, stay out of the sun, and recognize the signs of an oncoming heatstroke.
The heat has even affected travel. Airplanes, which are not built to withstand extreme heat, were grounded as upward temperatures decreased the air density. As this pattern continues, it is likely these systems will fail unless updated. Cities are now releasing modernized guidelines for engineers in order to develop infrastructures that can withstand flooding and increasing temperatures predicted to occur as soon as the year 2100. In a recent study published by the NWS, it was analyzed that over the past forty years, upwards of 90,000 heatwave related deaths have occurred in 36 different countries. On record, the hottest years to date are 2016 and 2017. We had experienced similar temperatures in 2003 during the European heatwave that affected over 10 countries; heat exhaustion, forest fires, and loss of crops were only some of the devastating effects. Because Europe had typically experienced mild summers, they were left without the knowledge or resources to battle the heat; upwards of 70,000 deaths were caused by overheating and dehydration.
The escalating heat will begin to echo what we saw in Europe over a decade ago, with temperatures ascending to points that we have not prepared to withstand. Working class areas will begin to be heavily affected due to the lack of air conditioning and less reliable power sources. The accelerated heat is only one of the many looming effects of climate change. Growing water levels are beginning to flood coastal cities and will likely place these cities underwater by the year 2100. The only way to reverse this, is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the air in an effort to lower the Earth’s overall temperature. A simple way to contribute to the reversal of climate change is by switching your home’s power source to solar energy. Coal-based plants release tons of greenhouse gases into the air every day. If solar energy became the primary power source, air pollution would be cut by approximately 90 percent. Choosing renewable energy contributes to the reduction of the Earth’s rising temperature and to halting potentially fatal heatwaves in the near future.
Today, homeowners are not the only consumers who are taking advantage of the outstanding benefits that solar energy has to offer. With the growing capacity of solar, more businesses and corporations have chosen to make the switch. Larger companies have made the commitment to sustainable efforts and are showing great success from their decision; these corporations include, Walmart, Prologis, Apple, Costco’s, Kohl’s, Ikea, Macy’s, and Target. These well-known companies are an inspiration to future businesses to show their dedication to a thriving, sustainable future. According to the Solar Industries Association (SEIA), Target holds the number one spot for businesses that have gone solar.
President Donald Trump’s victory in the recent 2016 election can be partially attributed to the subject of the economic impact of job creation. In order to expand jobs, Trump focused his campaign on lifting restrictions off of the coal industry. Having been on a steady decline over the last 50 years, could the promise of a thriving coal industry be made? Since 1980, United States’ coal related jobs have declined from 220,000 to 65,000. This is due to Americans developing an understanding of the negative impact that coal has to both the Earth and their health. On average, 7,500 Americans are still dying each year from coal plant related injuries and illnesses. Coal releases smog into the air when it is burned, causing asthma and chest pains when inhaled. In order to stray away from coal base energy, renewable alternatives were introduced such as solar and wind power. These modern forms of energy promote sustainability of the environment and do not have a negative impact on health. Renewable energy is now being offered at affordable rates, making it more accessible to the average homeowner. The clean energy industry has experienced tremendous growth in its job market, making it the ideal power industry to focus on in terms of job expansion.
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The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Cherry Hill-based solar firm.
Cherry Hill, NJ—Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, local installer Code Green Solar is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Code Green Solar achieved a rank of 128 out of 500 solar companies.
The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets. The list was released on July 25.
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Blackwood, NJ – Code Green Solar, LLC., recently completed a solar installation for Engine Distributors Inc. (EDI). The Ford Motor Company partner was founded in 1958 and is currently a leading engine distribution company. The roof mount is of 137.46 size DC and is producing more than 175,000 kwh each year. This sizeable installation marks the further expansion of Code Green Solar’s commercial development. Pete Scaffadi, Controller at EDI and lead coordinator of the installation said, “Making the decision to go solar will benefit our company by lowering our electricity rates and giving us the opportunity to go green.” Code Green Solar has broadened its market from residential solar; reaching new heights in commercial solar installations. Code Green Solar has installed various commercial solar systems; each company satisfied with the added benefits that switching to solar has brought to their business.
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Aesthetics are a leading concern for homeowners when considering solar. A valid argument for a homeowner to make is that, if they bought the home and have to look at it every day, then visual pleasure is of the utmost importance. We often see improvements in the presentation of technology emerge over time. Solar arrays have drastically improved since their inception in the 1950s. The original bulky, blue panels have been replaced by sleek, black panels designed for both functionality and attractiveness. Society often holds high standards towards appearances. ‘Ugliness’ ranks an entity’s social class to inherent value. When using coal based energy, the power is invisible to the naked eye. Beyond this, what does coal energy look like? The ugliness in this type of power, while not as visually forward, is unsightly nonetheless.
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President Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement as part of his campaign promise to place more money in the coal industry. The decision to leave the agreement has been highly cautioned to Trump, as the effects of doing so will create a wide spread gap in the union. Even still, Trump is determined to leave the agreement; he believes it will interfere with the creation of coal plant related jobs in Western States. The Paris Agreement, as of today holds 194 countries under the accord, leaving only 2 out , Syria and Nicaragua. The United States, being the world’s 2nd largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, holds a fair amount of responsibility within the agreement. They are essential to presuming provisions that are necessary for the oversight of monitoring, verifying, and reporting emissions. Without this, it is likely that the recording of greenhouse gas emissions could be taken much more loosely, causing a drastic shift in our progression towards climate change.
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There has been a heightened sensibility since President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Plans for the 3rd Annual Climate Summit held in Boston, MA this year, are looking to be called off. Federal support for the event is being halted and previously involved countries, are ceasing communication with the United States. The Mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh said that, based on lack of federal communication, ‘it doesn’t seem like there is any interest at all to move forward’ with the summit. Climate change supporters however, are imploring the city to move forward with the event; they believe that now, is a more crucial time than ever. read more →