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Secure Futures Joins MDV-SEIA as a Sliver Sponsor for Solar Focus 2013

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Secure Futures Joins MDV-SEIA as a Sliver Sponsor for Solar Focus 2013

Secure Futures joins MDV-SEIA as a Silver Sponsor for the 7th annual Solar Focus Conference. MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with Secure Future, 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 Secure Futures’ team to learn ...

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Solar Powered Vehicles: The Future of Transportation

In 2010, the number of cars on the road passed the one billion mark with a grand total of 1.015 billion vehicles worldwide. The U.S. takes up the largest percent of these vehicles, with 239.8 million as of 2011 or about 660 vehicles for every 1000 people. The total number of vehicles worldwide is estimated […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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