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Madison schools join the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge

MADISON, Ala. –  The Madison City Schools system is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by being more conservative when it comes to energy use. Now, they are going head to head with other businesses and organizations around Madison County to see just how much they can save on energy. “It’s a voluntary effort where […]

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6 Reasons Time of Use Rates Are the Best Option

Previously we discussed the pros and cons of the available utility use rates. In that post we mentioned that while none of the options are perfect we do have a favorite, so here’s 6 Reasons Time of Use Rates Are The Best Option   Time of Use (TOU) Rates will lower your bill. With some

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The Importance of Reducing Solar Soft Costs

What are solar soft costs? Soft costs are any costs, fees, or taxes that are included with a product after material and labor. While solar energy is worthwhile, thanks to the long term savings and the benefits for the environment, many potential users are hesitant at first due to the initial cost. A significant portion

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Battery Storage and Ancillary Services

Ancillary services by definition are services that support the transmission of electricity from its generation site to the customer or helps maintain its usability throughout the system. Many people may not know that the standard 120 volts we are used to receiving from the wall actually varies a tiny amount from second to second. If

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Media Fusion uses solar power to brighten bottom line

In May, Media Fusion added solar energy panels to its building to help supplement its power supply. The company “sells kilowatts back to the grid” and the company is credited a certain portion back from the utility company each month. “I think the environmental part is a very big part, but let’s just set that

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Join Energy Alabama: Be a Friend of Sustainability

You love sustainable energy. We love sustainable energy. Hey, don’t you think it’s about time we teamed up?   If you’ve been on the Energy Alabama website lately, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve started a membership program. So what’s the deal? Well, basically we’re looking to team up with a whole bunch of sustainable energy

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Huntsville Business Installs Solar Panels to Reduce Energy Consumption

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville business is taking advantage of sunlight to save some serious cash. Media Fusion, Inc. is a Huntsville business and the latest to join the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge and install solar panels. “Energy Alabama was the key for us,” said McElyea. “If it weren’t for Energy Alabama, we wouldn’t

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Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® Joins North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge

Huntsville, AL – One of Huntsville’s most prominent professional organizations, the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR), has joined the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge, committing to achieve ENERGY STAR certification within 10 years. HAAR is reducing operating costs to deliver more resources toward their members and and ultimately the community at-large. “We strongly believe

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