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Announcing THREE 2016 Alabama Solar Tours!

There will be three solar tours in Alabama this year! Oct. 1 – Huntsville Oct. 8-9 – Blount County Oct. 29 – Birmingham This is the first year UAB will be featured on the Birmingham tour: We will be available from 10 am to noon the day of the tour. Visitors should park in the […]

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Introducing the Community Power Map

By John Farrell and reprinted from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Where are communities taking charge of their energy future? Which states give communities the most power? ILSR’s newly-released Community Power Map provides an interactive illustration of how communities are accelerating the transition toward 100% renewable energy and how state policies help or hinder greater […]

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DOE: 5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

(Reprinted from The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy) Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the SunShot Initiative’s series on solar and real estate. Read all the posts here. A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The […]

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Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. For example, when a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb uses less energy (one-third to one-fifth) than an incandescent […]

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PV Soft Cost and Workforce Development Survey for Alabama

Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has received funding from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to help reduce PV soft costs in the Southeast over the next three years.  In order to help develop cost reduction strategies and recommendations, we must first adequately define current estimates.  This short question survey will be used to help develop a […]

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