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Case Study: Solar and Trees

Case Study: Solar and Trees

Last year, Sun Day Solar workers were busy putting panels on the split roof of Margaret and Dale Walker's Charlottesville property. The result is an attractive installation that’s saving the Walkers a lot of money on their electrical bills – but it took some...

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Facebooks Joins the Solar Revolution in Virginia

Facebooks Joins the Solar Revolution in Virginia

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...

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Four Considerations for Rotating Solar Panels

Four Considerations for Rotating Solar Panels

  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...

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Solar Schools in Bath County Show New Benchmark for Renewables

Solar Schools in Bath County Show New Benchmark for Renewables

Many people tend to be most familiar with Bath County, Virginia as the host of the famous Jefferson Pools in warm Springs -- but although some of the towns in this county trade a lot on the history of America, there are also very new innovations coming to Bath County,...

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School Projects are Signs of Solar Growth

School Projects are Signs of Solar Growth

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...

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Tesla Looks for Solar Rebound

Tesla Looks for Solar Rebound

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 --...

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New Hottest Halloween Costume: Solar Installer??

New Hottest Halloween Costume: Solar Installer??

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....

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Guardian Shows Solar Taking off Globally

Guardian Shows Solar Taking off Globally

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...

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Tesla Working with VA Schools on Solar Projects

Tesla Working with VA Schools on Solar Projects

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...

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Farmers Contemplate Solar in Dinwiddie

Farmers Contemplate Solar in Dinwiddie

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...

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Dominion to go 1/3 Solar By 2032

Dominion to go 1/3 Solar By 2032

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...

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The Kerfuffle on Solar Tariffs

The Kerfuffle on Solar Tariffs

The concept of setting a tariff on foreign solar infrastructure is making big news this month. But what does it mean for the solar industry?   Some are claiming that China and other Asian countries are flooding the U.S. market with cheap imports that are...

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