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A Day on the Farm

Summer is drawing to a close. Kids are returning to school, beach crowds are thinning, and manatees are migrating back to the Florida coast (don’t worry, this manatee is staying in sunny SoCal). For farmers, however, the end of summer signifies the start of their major harvest. Farming has evolved rapidly over the past 150 years from small, individually-owned plots to the vast factory farms we know today. Work that used to take weeks now takes days...
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Ready, Set, Low-Flow!

Go green! Be eco-friendly! Buy environmentally-conscious, natural, recycled, organic, free-trade everythings! We hear these buzzwords daily but, as Kermit taught us, it’s not always easy “being green”. The fact is, we live in a world filled with disposable cell phones, styrofoam-housed fast food, and energy-hungry air conditioning. And to be totally honest, we kinda like it that way. Why, Convenience and Comfort are two of America’s founding...
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Can Solar Help Prevent Crime?

A couple weeks back, I was at a government contracting meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall.  Due to lovely LA traffic and scheduling, I didn’t have time for lunch #ABitPeckish.  Fearing I would have to sit through a 3-hour meeting without sustenance, I heard wonderful news of a diner downstairs.  I rushed down and found Homeboy Diner!  It was a savior to my stomach and to the others attendees #HungryDeeterIsAViolentDeeter!  I thought the name...
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Chilling Out with Solar

Solar panels are super cool, and I don’t mean fashionable (although they can be that too). I’m talking about their impact on rooftop temperatures! A new study by the University of California San Diego looked into the shading effects of rooftop solar panels. The energy-saving effects of shade trees or using reflective materials on rooftops is well documented. A US Forest Service study found that adding just three shade trees outside of a building...
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Hurricane Season P. 2: Solar Trailers

Last week, we discussed the benefits of having battery backups with your solar system during a natural disaster.  Not all of us have photovoltaic installations on our roofs, and the ones who do, usually don’t have a battery.  So what’s the other option, TweeterDeeter?!? I just flew back from Innovationland with a technology that I feel every disaster responder should have!  A solar trailer.  What is a solar trailer?  It’s what it sounds...
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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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