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Oct 13

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Solar Grid Storage Joins MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for Solar Focus 2013

Solar Grid Storage joins MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference. MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Solar Grid Storage, a  supporter of the organization’s efforts and an active solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic. We had a chance to catch up with the Solar Grid Storage team […]

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Oct 13

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Building the Future: Smart Homes

With rising prices of gas and oil, the cost of powering a home is increasing at an uncomfortable rate. However, with developing technologies, homeowners are turning towards “smart-homes,” technologically integrated, energy (and money) saving houses. Switches to lights, the garage door, heating and cooling systems, sprinklers, and ...

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Oct 13

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Can We Handle the Power?

            The idea of exchanging our current processes of making electricity from non-renewable and harmful sources like fossil fuels, to more eco-friendly systems like solar or wind sounds amazing. These sources would solve the future energy crisis if our current dependence of fossil fuels remains, and best of all, its ...

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Oct 13

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Solar Energy Services, Inc. Joins MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for Solar Focus 2013

Solar Energy Services, Inc. joins MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference. MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Solar Energy Services, Inc. , a longtime supporter of the organization’s efforts and an active solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic. We had a chance to catch up with the […]

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Oct 13

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The Decline of Solar Investment

There is constant news about improvements of solar power, either with a new method of production that lowers costs, or a new design that that significantly improves the efficiency of a solar cell. So why is there a growing decline of investment in this rising industry? While the production of solar cells grew by 10% […]

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Oct 13

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Green Area Ratio (GAR)

The Green Area Ratio (GAR) is a new environmental zoning regulation in the District of Columbia that took effect on October 1, 2013. The Office of Planning and the District Department of the Environment are offering free training seminars on the GAR. Each seminar will provide an overview of the GAR, the plan submittal process, […]

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Oct 13

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The Falling Cost of Solar Energy

Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of power, and it has the potential to appease the planet’s voracious appetite for energy. “Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year.”6 In fact, in 2005, it was estimated that the world consumed a […]

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Oct 13

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The Debate Over Net Metering

Monday, October 7th, 2013 Net metering has long been a driving incentive for consumers to purchase solar energy systems.  This billing mechanism allows solar energy system owners to be credited for electricity that is added to the grid, an inter-connected system for the distribution of electricity over a wide area.  This policy in ...

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Oct 13

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5 Reasons to Attend Solar Focus 2013

Solar Focus 2013 is quickly approaching.  Do you have your tickets yet?  If not, here are 5 reasons to make sure to get your tickets soon. 1. East Coast solar is growing at an exponential rate.  Do you know where the opportunities and challenges are?  Solar Focus 2013 will guide you through the myriad of state by state ...

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Oct 13

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Sol Systems Joins MDV-SEIA as a Platinum Sponsor for Solar Focus 2013

Sol Systems joins MDV-SEIA as a Platinum Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference.  MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Sol Systems, a longtime supporter of the organization’s efforts and an active solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic.  We had a chance to catch up with the Sol Systems’ team to learn […]

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