April 3rd, 2014
Solar panels have advanced quickly over the last decade. Modern solar panels are very efficient and can capture a large amount of energy from the sun. Homeowners today have the option of installing solar panels to help power the home. There are several reasons why homeowners should choose to install solar panels today.
Reduce Energy Bills over Time
One of the main reasons to choose solar panels is because they will reduce the total amount of money spent on energy over time. The electricity the solar panels generate will go directly to the home. This reduces the amount that must be drawn from power companies in the area. The result is lower electricity bills every month. Even the initial expense of installing solar panels can be recouped in one or more years depending on the amount of power produced.
Avoid Complete Power Loss
Any number of problems from storms to other emergencies could cause an interruption in service from electric companies. This has the potential to leave a home without any power for days or longer until repairs are completed. Choosing solar panels allows homeowners to avoid a complete power loss during a blackout. Even a small solar panel installation could provide enough power to keep essential appliances running so food does not spoil. Potential Income from Unused Energy. The energy produced by solar panels might not be immediately used in the home. The panels are producing energy constantly during the day. Some power companies can install special systems in the home that will send this extra electricity back to the municipal grid. These companies will then actually pay homeowners for the power from the solar panels that went unused. Combining solar panels with efforts to reduce energy consumption in the home could actually offset all bills from a power company or earn the household a profit.
Protect Against Fluctuating Energy Rates
Energy rates fluctuate due to several different factors. Demand, the time of year and market movements can all cause prices to increase unexpectedly. Solar panels provide some protection from fluctuating rates. The energy from the panels is always free to the homeowner. A moderate or large amount of power from solar panels can minimize the impact of changing energy rates. Improve Property Value. Solar panels are seen as a benefit by many people who are looking to buy homes today. Installing solar panels can actually increase the property value of the home by a good amount. This is especially true if the panels are professionally installed and are in a place where they are unobtrusive. Help the Environment. The final reason to choose solar panels is that they help the environment. Solar panels reduce demand for energy from companies burning fossil fuels. The reduced demand means less production on a daily basis. This can slowly help to reduce carbon emissions and even improve air quality. Find out how Electricity Providers in Magnolia TX are working on this.
June 25th, 2013
Independent films are some of the most interesting and entertaining films being produced today. Many of these films deal with issues that the big studios don’t think will have commerical appeal. Film festivals are an important place for independent films to become known as they try to build an audience. Winning an award at a major festival can really boost an indie film’s financial prospects.
The Sundance Film Festival is considered the top place for independent filmakers to screen their work. This festival began in 1978, and it screens dozens of films each winter.Get more information here. < Read the rest of this entry »
April 21st, 2013
When one thinks of independent film, they think about something that isn’t as mainstream as studio features, with a raw beauty both in concept and in cinematography. The couples in independent film have immense variety.
There are loves like the adorable quirky couples, such as in Charlyne in “Paper Heart” or Clementine in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” But there are also raw and real people who are far from perfect such as, Dean and Cindy Read the rest of this entry »
May 13th, 2012
Whether you got an indie channel through some Direct TV Deals or you’ve always been an adamant proponent of indies, you’ve got a love for the genre. We do too! Thanks for coming. Here are a few of our favorite indie actors of the moment and why you should be watching them:
Elizabeth Olsen – Despite the fact that she’s become a sort-of fashion icon, Elizabeth is really making marks in her film career. After her recent success in Mary Martha Margaret May she’s become recognized by directors and film watchers alike.
Michael Pitt – The star of “The Dreamers” is one of the hottest new stars in indie. He’s got that look and intensity that make him a casting director’s favorite and his range is so far showing no bounds.
Michael Cera – He’s made a few breakout moves with films like Superbad but Cera’s still got that indie spirit that makes him one of our favorites. He’s only got a few years left before entering ‘young man’ stage which will make him imminently less watchable so catch him now while you can so you can get your fill.
September 14th, 2011
Parker Posey earned her title as ‘the Queen of the Indies’ with her steady and welcome presence in alternative and art-house movies since her debut in “Dazed and Confused’ (1993). Posey became the quintessential art house goddess with 1995-s “Party Girl.’ As Mary, the good-time heroine who must work off her bail in a library, she captured the hip fashion and the dark heart of the 1990s underground scene. Her offbeat beauty and witty humor has kept Parker steadily employed for the last two Read the rest of this entry »
September 11th, 2011
A very impressive young actor to recently surface in Independent films, is Joe Luckay. Joe was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s only been on the acting scene for a few years, but he is getting a lot of very impressive accolades for his roles, in the Independent film genre. Luckay was cast in the leading role of the film ‘One Hour Fantasy Girl’, he played the sweet confident, boy next door, ‘Bobby Richards’, who had some not so innocent undertones.
Luckay also has a featured role in the short independent film, ‘Manchild’, Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2011
Independent film Queen
Parker Posey –
Forget the huge movie stars, forget the glam and perfection. Come into the reality of good raw acting style. Visit with Ms. Parker Posey. Her two best independent films “Henry Fool (1997)” and “Broken English (2007)” are weird, off center and awe inspiring. Filmed a decade apart, they show the depth of characterization that make Posey the queen of indie actors. Generally you can’t go wrong simply following along with her list of film credits, from “Dazed and Confused” to “Kicking Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2011
Best Independent Films Ever Made are full of angst and growth but most off all fantastic music. Its the sound and the absence of sound that create mood and rhythm for the American Independent film.
Smithereens (1982) – The awakening of post feminism and the independent film movement can thank Susan Seidleman. In this incredibly written tightly woven nod to the end of a punk era, Seidleman thrusts Wren into our lives to be a unlikeable anti hero. Often lost in the wake to Read the rest of this entry »