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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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Green, Sustainable Buildings of the Future

FLORENCE — Energy efficiency is quickly becoming a growth industry in the building trades, but northwest Alabama is lagging compared with the rest of the state, according to advocates. Speakers Monday at the Shoals Creativity Experiment, an ongoing public discussion about renewable energy and sustainability, included Daniel Tait, CEO of Energy Alabama, who said that

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Sustainable Energy Superstar – Jeff Baker

  Solar Panels, Electric Cars, and new friends to nosh on pizza with: those are just a few of the many gifts Jeff Baker receives from his sustainable lifestyle. Jeff drives an electric car.He has his own charging station attached to the side of his garage.He also has 12 solar panels on his rooftop. [wc_row][wc_column

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2 Steps to HVAC Hypermiling

Heating and cooling costs typically account for more than half of your utility bill, according to the Department of Energy. If you ask us, that is just crazy. So what can you do about it? How about “HVAC Hypermiling”? What is Hypermiling? The term hypermiling was originally used in automotive circles to describe people who

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Sustainable Energy Superstar – Randy Buckner

For Randy Buckner renewable energy isn’t about saving the planet or “doing the right thing”, although he says that is definitely a part of it. For Randy, choosing alternative renewable energy sources is the smart thing to do from a financial perspective. Randy is a data man. He’s the type of guy that doesn’t just

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Sustainable Energy Superstars – Off the Grid with Alden and Mari

We had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Alden and Mari back in June. Upon our arrival at the Trescotts, they let us know that if we had time they could also take us out to see a fully off-the-grid home owned by their good friends Alden and Mari. Of course, we weren’t going to pass

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Sustainable Energy Superstars – Rick & Pat Trescott

Sustainable Energy Superstars – Rick and Pat Trescott Recently we had the pleasure of visiting the home of Rick and Pat Trescott. They are a couple of real Sustainable Energy Superstars from the ground up. While many people would write off a 50-year-old home as not worth the effort, Rick and Pat have instead done everything

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