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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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The Duck Curve: What is it and what does it mean?

So let’s talk about the duck curve and what it means in the world of renewable energy. But what is the “duck curve?” Does it involve our adorable little animal friends who quack the day away? Well, kinda, but not really. Put simply, the duck curve is the graphic representation of higher levels of wind and

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Why Alabama Still Lags the Rest of the Southeast on Solar

While other Southeastern states are surging ahead with solar energy, advocates say a unique combination of policy obstacles, burdensome fees, and one reluctant utility company has Alabama lagging behind. The low numbers are the result of several regulatory issues, said Daniel Tait, CEO of nonprofit Energy Alabama. “At the end of the day, Alabama has

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Distributed Generation: What Are the Benefits?

Distributed Generation: What Are the Benefits? Increased efficiency. Reduced rates. Improved reliability. Diminished emissions. If all of that sounds good to you, then you ought to know about the benefits of distributed generation. A few weeks back, we covered microgrids and why they’re important in the context of the larger, main grid. As you might recall, microgrids are defined not by their size,

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Why the Renewable Energy Market Could Be Set to Explode

The market for small-scale renewable energy production might be set to take off, and that could be big news for local utility companies here in Alabama and all across America. And it all stems from a single federal ruling issued in June following a dispute between energy cooperatives in Colorado. To see the big picture here, we’ll need some background. To begin with,

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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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Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative Co-Hosting Local Workshop to Boost Solar in Alabama

Huntsville, AL – The Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative, the National Association of Regional Councils and Energy Alabama are hosting “Solar Powering Your Community: Actionable Steps for Adopting Solar in Alabama” on April 28th, 2016. The workshop runs from 10AM to 3PM at the Terry-Hutchens Building in Downtown Huntsville and is open to all local

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