Category Archives: Renewables

Commercial Solar

We just participated in a training seminar with AllEarth Solar (www.allearthrenewables.com) to learn about commercial-scale solar tracker installations. It was great, and we are looking for opportunities to expand our business in that direction. You can find out more here.

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PV Production – tracker vs. fixed

Have you ever wondered about the benefit of a dual-axis tracker over a fixed array? Based on a comparison of two PV systems, the tracker is worth the additional cost, if you have the right conditions for installation of a … Continue reading

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100 kW in 2013

We are pleased to announce that Net Zero Renewable Resources, LLC has installed just under 100 kW of PV in 2013! This brings our total installed capacity to 217 kW since 2009. Thank you to all that helped us reach … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The past couple of days have been very, very cold. With the cold and sun comes very good production of electricity from your PV system, since the solar modules make more power when it is cold. As a matter of … Continue reading

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Fun with cement

We started a pole-mount PV project yesterday. We had to dig two holes to eight feet, install sonotubes, install the poles, and get ready for the cement to arrive, all before 2:00 pm. Because of the location of the poles … Continue reading

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The trouble with batteries….

I spent the morning yesterday swapping out my batteries – all 16 of them. While this may not seem like a big deal, you have to consider that each battery weighs 121 pounds, and I had to move 32 batteries … Continue reading

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2012 Home Energy Expo

The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce announce sponsors for the Home Energy and Business Expo: a free event for Vermont families, home and farm owners, and businesses, created to showcase products … Continue reading

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Another credit in Vermont

For those of you that live in Vermont and purchase your power from Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS), you are eligible for an additional credit for power you generate with solar renewable energy. CVPS has recently started a Gross … Continue reading

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Extra PV power

Did any of you with PV systems note generation of any extra power yesterday? With the cold weather, PV modules make extra power. This is one reason considering cold weather extremes during the design of a PV system is so … Continue reading

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A Sunny New Year

As we start a new year, we look back on 2011 and marvel at the many new friends we made, people that we had the opportunity to interact with and assist with meeting their energy goals. We are truly blessed … Continue reading

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