Embedded Energy – Solar Module Manufacturing and Pay Back

Embedded Energy - Solar Module ManufacturingOne often stated myth is that manufacturing solar panels requires more energy than the solar module will produce is simply not true.

According to a 2004 National Renewable Energy Laboratory study that analyzes several different panel technologies, “Producing electricity with … Read More...

Solarize Missoula Update

Caroline Lauer with Climate Smart Missoula "There's a tremendous amount of momentum behind renewable energy, particularly solar energy, and it just shows all of the dedication that community leaders have toward making Missoula a more sustainable place." Alternative Energy, Solar Electric, Solar, Alternative Energy, Solar Electric, Solar,

Caroline Lauer with Climate Smart Missoula, quoted in the Missoula Independent in 2015 says Missoula is considered a pilot city for the Solarize campaign, a grassroots movement to increase home solar installations and educate interested residents across the city.

“There’s … Read More...

Missoula’s City Life Community Center soaks up the sun

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City Life Community Center is getting into the energy-efficiency game after landing a $50,000 grant to install 72 solar panels atop the center’s roof.

City Life director Bob … Read More...

Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Modules and Snow in Montana

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It is December in Montana.  We received our first snowfall that stayed with us.  Temperatures have dipped.  We received a call:  “Help.  It is a beautiful day outside and my inverter is in nighttime mode.”  We asked if there was … Read More...

IF you have 15 minutes and want to see the future, check out this video!

This article sums up where are heading with our Industry.  We are proud to say we are working with the SolarEdge inverters and have been for some time.  If you are interested in more fun information , click on the … Read More...

Ground Mounts Versus Roof Mounted Solar Electric Modules

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ground mounts versus roof mounted solar electric modules?

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Roof Mounted solar photovoltaic modules have the advantages of low cost and height, generally above nearby obstacles and harms way.  This economical method utilizes the … Read More...

The U.S. Now Has 20 GW of Installed Solar Capacity

Courtesy Solar Energy Industry Association

BOSTON, MA and WASHINGTON, DC – Applauding a record-breaking year, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Reviewreport, the definitive source of installation … Read More...

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