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The Green Marketplace

A new online marketplace is designed to help homeowners find renewable energy professionals in their area. Developed by Verde Energy, an Austin, Texas, renewable energy services company, the free service matches homeowners who are interested in green energy projects with contractors and businesses that are experienced at installing residential solar, wind, hydroelectric and fuel cell alternative energy systems.

The homeowner begins by filling out an online survey that describes the type of system he or she would like installed, such as a rooftop solar energy system. A Verde representative will develop a detailed project plan, and the homeowner then receives competitive bids for the project from local qualified professionals. The site also provides details about system pricing and renewable energy rebates. For more information: or 512-828-7915.