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Portable/Premade Solar Energy Buildings…. NOW AVAILABLE!

We have recently formed an agreement with the patent holder as an exclusive supplier of portable premade solar buildings.    These buildings are made in a factory setting so that we can control all of the quality and construction issues. … Continue reading

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Simple Energy Works LED bulbs deliver more light for less energy

These bulbs are LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) which means that they are a fully wired system and have no elements (which are the part of the bulb that burns out).    These LED bulbs have soldered diodes that give off … Continue reading

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TVA: Killing Solar with 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Step one. Develop and publicize a “beneficial” solar program. Accept accolades for being a “solar proponent.” TVA has for the past few years been fine tuning and running a solar program in the Tennessee Valley. This program started small, … Continue reading

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Waste is how we “do” energy

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory released it’s 2011 energy usage flow chart graphic… And it is amazing. It looks overwhelmingly complicated at first, but once you have looked at it for a while and figured out what the image is portraying it … Continue reading

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TVA’s solar program phasing out Incentives…

All good things must come to an end. And TVA has again changed their Generation Partner Program. They have publicly stated that they are making the change over from a “pilot program” to a “regular program”. I have previously explained … Continue reading

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Obama, Be Nice, the Chinese are our Friends!

The news is filled with speculation and consternation about the complaint filed by Solar World claiming that the Chinese are flooding the market with inexpensive PV modules and damaging American manufacturing.    The complaint requests that the ITC (international trade … Continue reading

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SketchUp for solar- 3D modeling brings home the sun!

Site designs have been 2D for years, simple sketches that show where the solar array will be mounted to the house. That is normally effective and can give the general idea of what a solar system will look like installed … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting PV- for the Lazy (and frugal)!

“Happy MegaWatt Day” I didn’t realize it, but the solar system on our house recently produced one full Megawatt hour of electricity (1000 kwhs). I haven’t been tracking closely, but my friend has! I realized it when I got an … Continue reading

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Solar’s “Breaking Dawn”

Ok, I’m not much for Vampire movies. I’ll admit it. I have watched a few of them with my wife (to be social), and wouldn’t say that I was bored….. They just aren’t my movie preference. Of course, I would … Continue reading

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Those “Evil” Free Market Chinese- Part 1

Last month SolarWorld (a German company) and 6 un-named “Co-conspirators” filed a complaint in Congress alleging that China is “dumping” their solar panels in the US and that US manufacturers need to impose a tariff of 30% to 100% on … Continue reading

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