December 4, 2017 Eric

For a while now, we’ve been pointing out how some of the biggest American retailers are gravitating toward setting up massive solar farms to source energy. Perhaps the biggest example is Amazon, which is taking over from so many ‘bricks and mortar’ sellers that it requires enormous amounts of energy to support its operations. We’ve…

November 27, 2017 Eric

  As communities across Virginia and the rest of the country continue to adopt solar energy systems at a tremendous rate, you’re more likely to see a wider diversity of installations near where you live.   One example is the idea of creating panels that are able to move in a rotational range of motion…

November 13, 2017 Eric

Learning about solar in the classroom is more than just a way to learn about ecology, or physics. In Virginia and other places, it’s now about the intersection of several powerful forces, and the future of our energy use.   This past fall, the Washington Post reported on a 2017 wind energy competition in which…

November 6, 2017 Eric

It’s true that the solar market is a dynamic one — and lots of things often happen that are unpredictable. There are a lot of up-and-down forces pushing and pulling on solar markets right now, specifically in the U.S. Some of them have to do with manufacturing — while others have to do with a…

October 30, 2017 Eric

It’s hard to believe it’s almost Halloween again.   But this year, as the little tykes carve jack-o’-lanterns and figure out which kinds of masks and accessories they want to buy, maybe it’s time to consider dressing your little one up as a solar installer.   That’s right, new numbers out from the Bureau of…

October 23, 2017 Eric

We’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at how solar is booming in the state of Virginia — with the governor’s official seal of approval, and big companies coming in to innovate and drive massive operations with renewables. But sometimes it’s also helpful to look at the broader market and how solar energy is…

October 18, 2017 Eric

You may have heard about a lot of the new solar initiatives across the state of Virginia, but have you heard how Tesla, the electric car maker, is working with four Virginia schools on solar contracts?   Press releases from the summer show the company opening a second store in Virginia with Gov. McAuliffe expressing…

October 11, 2017 Eric

We’ve talked a lot lately about big solar plans by Virginia utilities and energy providers, and some of those big Amazon projects that are adding tons of capacity to Virginia’s solar network, but there are also other very different efforts going on in other parts of the state to help smaller solar systems contribute to…

October 6, 2017 Eric

At Sun Day Solar, we’re closely following advancements in central Virginia utility administration that have to do with enormous potential for the future of solar energy.   Here’s a bright bit of news that shows how big the solar trend is in this area — Dominion Energy, one of the largest utility providers in the…