Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

Solar Garden in CO Shines Spotlight on Efficient Agriculture

6 Oct , 2020  

coloradodaily.com, 10/6/2020. Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm Friday near Longmont. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy occurred underneath the farm’s 8-foot-tall panels. The family-owned and operated company has been working on this project for several years. It’s owned by […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

Snow Buildup No Longer an Issue for Solar Panels

10 Mar , 2020  

This article was originally published on energynews.us on 3.10. 2020. A Minnesota couple’s idea for keeping solar panels clear of snow is gaining traction after winning a $50,000 federal innovation prize. Solar panels work well in cold weather, but not as well if they are covered even partially by snow. The tilt of panels helps […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Microgrids Keeping Airlines Ready for Takeoff

12 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on cnbc.com on Nov. 3, 2019. Should airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so. Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Thinking of Going Solar? Solar PV – Paintbrushes and the Poop

23 Jan , 2017  

solar evaluation

Brian McCowan, ERS, for Zondits When inspecting solar photovoltaic (PV) systems we often encounter the typical problems such as excess shading from trees, loose wires, and module or cell physical damage. During a recent evaluation we discovered something unusual that provides an interesting opportunity to consider the effects of partial shading on PV panels – […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Thinking of Going Solar? Part Two

6 Oct , 2016  

Key Considerations for Installing Solar Mark D’Antonio, ERS, for Zondits Last month we embarked on a multi-part series about solar photovoltaics (PV) and started with a discussion of five residential systems installed by ERS engineers in their homes. Several different selections were made related to system specifics as well as with economic approaches. The systems […]

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Energy Storage, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

A Tesla Master Plan Part Deux Breakdown

22 Jul , 2016  

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits All right, folks: Elon Musk of Tesla Motors has let us in on the big ideas once again. Most blog posts don’t tend to cause this much stir, but seeing how 10 years later his first one turned out to be true nearly line for line, it might be worth […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Cutting-Edge Technology for a Greener Home

4 Jan , 2016  

greener home

Top 3 Innovative Solutions for Greener Houses Tech.co, December 14, 2015. Image credit: Thomas Hawk Given that residential emissions – estimated at 89.9 million tonnes in 2010 – account for more than passenger cars (68 million tonnes) and every other sector apart from power stations, it makes sense to reduce first and foremost your household’s carbon […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

Merging Energy Solutions with the Right Advanced Technology Trends

7 Oct , 2015  

Beyond the Trend: Maximizing the Impact of Your Energy Efficiency Solution Renewable Energy World, October 6, 2015. Image credit: Liza A revolution is happening in the energy sector. From the new regulations pushed out earlier this summer by the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to the continued hype around renewables like solar and sophisticated technologies such as […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Thanking Veterans with Operation: Solar for San Diego Troops

10 Jul , 2015  

Operation Solar for San Diego Troops kicks off The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 6, 2015. Image credit: CosmoPT A program is kicking off July 9 to provide solar panels to area veterans as a way of thanking them for their service. Willis Allen Real Estate and Oakland-based nonprofit, GRID Alternatives San Diego, are set to install […]

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