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Why You Should Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge

If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you’ve probably heard something about the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge (NABPC). But what you might not have thought about is why you should take the challenge yourself. It’s time for us to change that. 6 Reasons to Participate in the North Alabama Building Performance Challenge Simply stated, the goal of the HBBC …

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Going Solar in Huntsville vs. Birmingham

Thinking about going solar in Huntsville or Birmingham? One of the many factors in your decision probably has to do with how long it’ll take for your solar power system to pay for itself. Of course, since Huntsville and Birmingham are only about 100 miles apart, you might assume that the timelines are roughly the …

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UAH sustainability program brings changes to campus

Since 2013, Haley Hix, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, has been hard at work, creating and implementing environmentally conscious projects. Her goal in each new endeavor is two-fold: to educate the Huntsville community about sustainable options and to make the UAH campus more environmentally friendly. The small town girl from Tennessee has always …

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#GivingTuesday. T-Minus 1 Month.

December 1st is Giving Tuesday.  That’s just one short month away.  We’re working hard for sustainable energy throughout Alabama. But we need YOU! [wc_row][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] EDUCATING [/wc_column][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] PRODUCING [/wc_column][/wc_row] [wc_row][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] MOVING [/wc_column][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] ENCOURAGING [/wc_column][/wc_row] So what can you do? Sign up for a Thunderclap that will happen at 9:00 AM …

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UAH Students Install Solar Panel to School Golf Cart

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) golf cart will never need to be plugged in again. Some young minds outfitted it with solar panels so it gets natural — and free — energy to power it. With help from Energy Alabama, the golf cart is the only one being outfitted …

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The E in STEM Also Stands for Energy

ALCSE CEO, Daniel Tait, shared an opinion piece on AL.com about NerdWallet’s ranking of Huntsville, AL as the best place for STEM careers. Tait was sure to point out that the E in STEM also stands for Energy, and that sustainable energy careers are booming. Last week NerdWallet, a national financial ranking website, proclaimed that …

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Foosgazi wins Huntsville Human Foosball tournament

Foosgazi wins Energy Alabama Human Foosball Tournament! Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 1st Human Foosball Tournament with the Toyota USA Foundation Avion Solutions Incorporated, Redstone Federal Credit Union and Downtown Huntsville, Inc. Huntsville team, Foosgazi took the title at the Energy Alabama Huntsville Human Foosball tournament. Feedback from the event was great …

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Student-Made Windmill Blade Outdoes Manufacturer

Student-Made Windmill Blade Outdoes Manufacturer Students throughout northern Alabama competed in the inaugural Switch Blade Competition on Thursday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Each team was required to redesign the blades of a windmill to adjust to the low power wind conditions of Alabama. Senior systems engineer Bill Pannell, from the Aviation and …

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Student-Designed Windmill Blade Outperforms Manufacturer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Apr. 23, 2015) — Students throughout northern Alabama competed in the inaugural Switchblade Competition April 23 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Each team was required to redesign the blades of a windmill to adjust to the low power wind conditions of Alabama. Senior Systems Engineer Bill Pannell, from the U.S. Army …

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Hartselle High School Engineering to Compete in Switchblade

Hartselle High School Engineering to Compete in Switchblade A group of nine Hartselle High School engineering students will be competing against four other teams April 22 in the Switchblade Competition at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Shelby Center. Team BladeRunners is redesigning and manufacturing the blades of a wind power system originally used for …

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