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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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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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CA Legislative Roundup: Victories for Solar, Failures for Metaphors

NOTE: As of October 8, 2013, the below bills have all been signed into law by Governor Brown.  Most of the bills still need to be regulated by the CPUC in order to be available for the market. Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! I can’t tell you how crazy these past few weeks have been with recent legislation up in Sacramento.  Well, I could...but it’s pretty scary. And this blog is supposed to entertain, not frighten.  (Wait for our Halloween posts!) Okay fine,...
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Hurricane Season P. 1: Battery Backups

Right now we’re entering the hurricane season.  In my short lifetime, I have seen some horrific ones, #Katrina #Sandy.  We have been dealing with these disasters forever, and that means we have developed ways to better survive them.  The solution to power loss is solar!  After Hurricane Sandy, it took almost two weeks to restore 95% of the electric grid in New York.  In this two part blog post, we’ll talk about some of the ways solar is your...
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Welcome to Our Blog!

Hello World, That’s a programmer's go-to test, right?  Either way, welcome to our blog!  Thank you so much for reading through to the third sentence.  What is the ecoSolargy blog?  It’s a blog to highlight recent news in the solar industry and express our loud opinions alongside!  And to talk about our company! #SelfPromotionFTW! We are turning a new leaf at ecoSolargy.  We’re putting serious focus on our social media presence  (So check...
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