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Want to Go Solar? Here are 3 Ways to Get Started

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Sep 28, 2016 12:10:00 PM

With solar panel prices cheaper than they’ve ever been, the extreme environmental benefit, and plentiful positive press (not to mention all the savings you’ll get with a PV system), it’s easy to see why so many people are going solar. Still, it’s a big decision that often intimidates many people. To help soothe the process, we’ve broken down how to get started with solar into 3 easy steps:

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Topics: Saving with Solar

Solar Power’s Getting Woven into Fabric

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Sep 26, 2016 10:03:00 AM

Fabric designer Marianne Fairbanks and Trisha Andrew, an organic chemistry professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, have teamed up to make solar fabric. While this isn’t anything new (solar fabric has been around for 15 years), Fairbanks and Andrew’s design is a whole lot sleeker and it works a whole lot better.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

3D Printing Could Save Coral Reefs

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Sep 16, 2016 8:13:11 AM

It’s no secret that coral reefs are being dramatically--and negatively--affected by climate change. Ocean temperatures are rising and in these warmer waters, increasing acidification is leading to coral bleaching and death. And when corals die, so too does the life that depends on them… that is, a whole 25 percent of all ocean life.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

Tell Me About Tesla: Is the Powerwall Battery Worth It?

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Sep 9, 2016 7:33:50 AM

There’s been a lot of news going around about the Tesla Powerwall Battery. Wall-mounted, with a clean design and smooth surface, not to mention that it’s coming from Tesla, you just know that this battery is going to work great and look even better.

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Topics: Company News, Green Energy Solutions

Wendy's Gets Recognized by the Energy Department

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Sep 8, 2016 9:48:30 AM

Back in 2011, the Obama Administration set up the Better Buildings Challenge as part of an effort to cut energy waste in American restaurants and buildings and just recently, the Wendy’s Company, and its franchisee, Wendco Group, was recognized for its leadership in energy efficiency.

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Topics: Green Energy Solutions

Solar Wins by A Landslide!

Posted by Marisa Petrick on Aug 31, 2016 3:28:26 PM

Yes on 4. Yes on 4. Yes on… you get it. It’s a mantra people in the solar industry have been saying for months. It describes the proposed Amendment 4 that would exempt solar systems from the tangible personal property tax and real estate property tax.

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Topics: Solar Information, Company News