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    What firefighters need to know about rooftop solar panels

    Our CEO and all-around solar educator Herve Billiet recently spent the better part of a week in July talking with Northern Virginia and Washington, DC firefighters about doing their job in the presence of solar panels on a home's roof. Here are 5 facts the emergency responders came away with that might surprise you too!
    Source Ipsun Solar |July 17, 2019 |

      How much is solar saving me?

      There isn't any guesswork in how your utility normally bills you for energy. There shouldn't be any guesswork involved in knowing your savings on that bill thanks to your solar energy installation. Follow these easy steps to track your monthly savings using just two numbers: the billable kWh on your utility statement and your total consumption kWh from your home energy monitoring app.
      Source Ipsun Solar |July 17, 2019 |

        Federal-Hocking Local Schools flip the switch on new solar energy system

        Federal-Hocking Local Schools cut the ribbon on a new solar installation that will offset 70% of the school’s annual energy use with renewable power. Students “flipped the switch” on a 700 kW  solar system for the first time at the Federal-Hocking Middle & High School campus on July 11th 2019 at 11 AM. Former Federal-Hocking Superintendent, George Wood […] The post Federal-Hocking Local Schools flip the switch on new solar energy system appeared first on Third Sun Solar.
        Source Third Sun Solar |July 16, 2019 |

          Ding Dong the Tax is Dead!

          Solar supporters rejoice! WE Energies and RENEW Wisconsin have reached an agreement in regards to customer-owned generation and solar energy. In this agreement WE Energies has dropped their pursuit of their fixed-cost recovery charge. This charge would have taxed PV solar system owners that generate their own electricity at a higher rate. This proposal had... View Article The post Ding Dong the Tax is Dead! appeared first on Arch Electric.
          Source Arch Electric |July 16, 2019 |

            Home Energy Assesssment Worksheet

            This emergency power planning checklist helps individuals and families assess their electrical needs as related to technology, comfort, and security in the likely event of a prolonged power outage. Click on the .pdf link to download the worksheet.  energy-planning-guide The post Home Energy Assesssment Worksheet appeared first on Solarponics.
            Source Solarponics |July 15, 2019 |

              Will my solar PV system work during a power outage?

              There are two reasons that ordinary grid-tied solar will not work during a grid failure. The first is a technical reason and the second is a safety and regulatory issue. First and foremost is the technical reason. The electronics that control a solar system constantly adjust voltage and current to keep the panels operating efficiently as the sunlight changes. To Continue Reading The post Will my solar PV system work during a power outage? appeared first on Solarponics.
              Source Solarponics |July 15, 2019 |

                Community Project to Help Local Farmers Harvest the Sun

                Via Sentinel Source: Farmers in the Monadnock Region could soon harness the power of the sun — for more than growing crops. Plans are in the works for a community-supported solar energy project on Sun Moon Farm in Rindge. The 95-kilowatt array would produce far more power than the farm needs, so the idea is... Read more The post Community Project to Help Local Farmers Harvest the Sun appeared first on ReVision Energy.
                Source Revision Energy |July 15, 2019 |

                  Working With Your Homeowners Association

                  The History of Solar + Homeowners Associations In some neighborhoods, a homeowner looking to install solar must get prior approval from their Homeowners Association (HOA).  When it comes to addressing solar proposals from homeowners, the HOA will typically rely on its restrictive covenants, or “deed restrictions” to guide their decision making.  Covenants describe how a […] The post Working With Your Homeowners Association appeared first on Third Sun Solar.
                  Source Third Sun Solar |July 12, 2019 |

                    We Almost Replaced Plastic With Cotton, Here’s Why We Didn’t

                    “Plastic Free” is on everyone’s mind this month at SunCommon as the Plastic Free July campaign gets under way. We were stoked to join the movement to reduce pollution, reduce dependence on the petroleum industry, and conserve resources. But as we dug into ways we could support this cool campaign, we realized plastic use is […]
                    Source Suncommon |July 11, 2019 |
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