Month: August 2017

August 31, 2017 Eric

The solar industry is changing almost as fast as it’s growing. You can see a lot of this growth in the state of Virginia — as massive retailer Amazon moves in to harness enormous amounts of sun power in multiple Virginia counties, big local utilities are also accommodating solar power, although they might be a…

August 30, 2017 Eric

Up in Pennsylvania, utilities in the southeastern region are fond of promoting the fact that locals rely on nuclear power plants for roughly 90% of their energy needs. Nuclear is touted as a “clean” power source, with advocates pointing out that nuclear plants don’t belch carbon emissions out into the atmosphere the way that dirty…

August 24, 2017 Eric

Solar power in Virginia — there’s a lot going on now, but what about several years ago?   According to Virginia Places, the very first commercial-sized solar project in the state was done at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. The roof of the library was outfitted with over 300 panels in 2010.   One thing…

August 10, 2017 Eric

Researchers around the world are finding that solar energy is approaching new break-even cost  evaluations, and quickly becoming much more affordable and feasible for property owners.   However, they’re also finding that this new potential raises questions about solar energy use. There is a certain amount of intermittent supply and demand that is one of…

August 4, 2017 Eric

The state of Virginia may not be leading the country in solar, but it is a place where solar is growing in a major way.   There is a lot in the news about large VA energy companies diversifying into solar — for example, Dominion Energy purchasing solar farms all around Virginia and North Carolina….