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This Blog Sucks #power

All Hallows’ Eve is drawing nigh and “energy vampires” are once again terrorizing the nation. Well, these plugs actually don’t prefer a time of year and terrorizing may be exaggerating slightly...but that doesn’t make them any less vamp. Or vampirey. Vampiric? I digress… You probably have appliances in your home and office that are plugged in and not in use. Though they look innocent enough, many of these appliances are energy vampires...
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ecoSolargy brings future of Solar to SPI with HDPV Announcement

It’s an exciting week for the solar industry. Solar Power International (SPI), the nation’s largest solar event, is taking place in the Chicago right now!  And ecoSolargy is announcing our brand new HDPV Solution Kits! Last week we announced that we were joining the HDPV Alliance!  This week, we're announcing the first end-to-end HDPV compliant solar kit.  These kits are pre-engineered to optimize production and cut costs.  The kits reduce...
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ecoSolargy joins HDPV Alliance

ecoSolargy is pleased to announce their membership in the HDPV Alliance! The HDPV Alliance is a smarter way to install solar.  HDPV forms a consortium of innovative businesses in the solar industry in order to build more productive solar systems. The HDPV Alliance accomplishes this with open technology standards that optimize design and deployment.  You can read more about these exciting developments in the following press release:   ECOSOLARGY...
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Welcome Peter DeFrank

A special welcome to our “new” Sales Manager, Peter DeFrank!  ecoSolargy would like to extend a hearty welcome to one of our newest team members, Peter DeFrank.  Peter will be a great new asset to our company! The ecoSolargy family welcomed Peter this summer, and he has already proven himself to be a great asset. He brings to the table a strong, diverse sales management background including 10-years of international sales. Our sales force has...
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A Day at the Food Bank

Here’s a scary statistic: about fifteen percent of households in the United States are food insecure. Fifteen percent. Even in the world’s largest economy, millions deal with hunger daily. As a group, food insecure households are incredibly diverse. These households include fixed-income elderly individuals, single parent households, individuals with medical emergencies, and the unemployed. Luckily, there are great organizations like Second Harvest...
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Solar Decathlon 2013: First Weekend Highlights

On Sunday, I had a perfect day. I woke up at 730 #SleptIn45Min!!! Went to the sports bar to eat some French toast #GottaHaveFootball! Then, rushed to the OC Great Park to attend the Solar Decathlon! I can hear some saying, "why did he wait so long to attend the Solar Decathlon, where 20 collegiate teams compete to build the best solar, sustainable homes?" To all of you I say, "Thanks for reading our last blog and for knowing the decathlon does not...
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Electricity in the Air at EV Celebration

We celebrated National Plug In Day (#NPID2013 for people on the twitterverse).   You may be asking, what’s National Plug In Day (NPID)? Why didn't I get work off or at least see the post office close?  Well, it’s not a national holiday - it's a gathering of people really interested in electric vehicles (EV) and an overall celebration of the EV industry. There were 98 events nationwide!  If you missed it, keep reading! It’s okay you didn’t...
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Bright Ideas on Display at Solar Decathlon 2013

The 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon begins on Thursday and things are heating up in anticipation. First held in 2002, the Solar Decathlon is a biennial competition that brings together collegiate teams from around the nation. Teams design, build, and operate a solar powered home that combines affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence while maintaining optimal energy production and efficiency. The Solar Decathlon has always...
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Top Tip: Don’t Water Your Solar Garden

If you’ve made it to our blog, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of going solar: lower electricity bills, zero-emissions power generation, and minimal fossil fuel dependence, to name a few. You want to plaster your residence with solar panels, there’s only one issue - you live in an apartment. Or you’re in a home, but the roof is north-facing. Or cutting down your shade trees to install solar strikes you as counterintuitive (it is)....
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Virtual Net Metering: The Final Frontier

"It's like net metering, but virtual" says OC Blogger [Danny the (Solar) Manatee]. In last week's post, we discussed some great solar legislation currently awaiting the governor's signature.  While discussing SB 43 #CommunitySolarBill, we mentioned the CPUC's Virtual Net Metering (VNM).  California's VNM laid the groundwork for SB 43’s passage.  With VNM, tenants receive net energy metering credits for solar energy systems that aren’t physically...
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