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Honduras Service Project (1)

A Day in Honduras

Overcoming poverty is incredibly difficult, but most experts agree that education is essential. Imagine for a moment you’re among the hundreds of millions in the third world who need corrective lenses, but can’t afford them. Your journey towards education and a better life is halted before it can begin... Our recent posts have explored ecoSolargy’s newly implemented CSR program. A vital aspect of the program is volunteering in our community....
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What Does the Solar Say?

Hopefully, you have heard of the Siri trick, "What Does the Fox say?" If you haven't, drop everything and find an iPhone with Siri!  If you can't, we added some of her responses to the bottom.  We had the whole office watch the video and then the parody ideas started flowing.  We came up with this, enjoy!   The original What Does the Fox Say video in all its catchy glory! For those of you, like TweeterDeeter and the Manatee who do not have...
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Grow Your Own Money! (Just Add Solar)

Solar modules can go just about everywhere: satellites, poles, trailers, and most commonly rooftops. The most basic solar installation is the ground mount. As you may have guessed, ground mount systems are solar modules that are secured...to the ground. Now imagine, you’ve just inherited 10 acres of land in the middle of the Mojave!  What will you do with your newly acquired desert paradise? Ten acres isn’t quite enough land to fulfill your lifelong...
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4 Green Ways To Avoid Coal This Holiday Season

Trimming trees, spending time with loved ones, hearing your favorite Wham! songs on the radio - yes, the holidays are once again upon us. While this certainly is a magical time of year, all of the gift-giving, travel, and parties also make it the most wasteful time of year. But what can you do short of cancelling your holiday plans? Well, my fellow (wo)manatees, you’ve come to the right place. This holiday season, we have been blessed with an outline...
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No Sunshine? No Problem! Solar Power That Works At Night!

Using the sun to support our electrical grid has always had one major issue - the sun only shines about half of the time. Critics of solar energy often point to this fact to justify their position that renewables will never be able to replace fossil fuels. This argument is appealing on its surface: we all know that sunlight and wind are intermittent. But what if the sun didn’t have to be shining for a solar power plant to continue generating power?...
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YPE Mixer Discusses Irvine Smart Grid

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting a Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) event.  YPE is a national group of energy professionals providing social and networking opportunities. There are chapters for most major cities, and the Orange County Chapter is currently being rebooted. You can join their LinkedIn group here. YPE OC met for networking and a presentation on the Irvine Smart Grid project. This Southern California Edison (SCE) demonstration...
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A Day at the Back Bay

As you battle traffic on I-5, it’s easy to forget why you live in Southern California. Since 1970, the population of Orange County has doubled to over 3 million and the “OC” is known as a television show more than it is an actual place. When you look past the rows of luxury cars and palm trees however, you’ll see the natural beauty of Orange County that existed long before civilization arrived. Thankfully, the good people at OC Parks are dedicated...
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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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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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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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