Help with Solar PV National Market Survey

A non-profit organization, the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), is conducting a brief national market evaluation to help better inform their efforts to develop solar energy training for design professionals. This survey has been developed as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. They need insights from architects and engineers […]

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2017 Power-Up: To Be Rescheduled!

We must reschedule! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope that both presenters and guests will be able to attend, at a date to be announced soon, with our planned agenda intact. Meanwhile, please keep submitting Conservation Award nominations!  2017 Registration, Award Nominations Open! Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Registration […]

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Today is #GivingTuesday: Support Solar by Supporting ASK Partners!

ASK Partners helping to “put solar on the map” here in Alabama are: Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association, Alabama Solar Association, Alabama Environmental Council and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Government. Please consider supporting our work with a donation this #GivingTuesday and beyond!      

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Birmingham Citizens’ Climate Education Chapter Organizational Meeting!

You’re invited to hear more about opportunities to volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)/Citizens’ Climate Education and see if you want to be a part of our “in progress” Birmingham chapter or just stay in touch. Please mark your calendar – Monday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30pm, at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest’s Children’s Program Room. […]

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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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