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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids
Becky Bickerton, director of sales for the Tourism Council of Frederick County, and council marketing manager Michelle Kershner gave a free workshop for representatives of local businesses on what their customers should know about the county’s tourism sites and trends on Tuesday at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center.
Schools around the country are finding their place in the sun. Fueled by a desire to save on utility bills, decrease their carbon footprint and give students a practical educational opportunity, districts are adding solar to their curricula.
Standard Solar Inc., of Rockville, a designer and installer of solar electric systems, said it has opened a new sales office in Tarrytown, N.Y., to support increased demand among commercial customers in New York and Connecticut.
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Throughout the past year, Maryland’s Kent County, in collaboration with its school board, county commissioners and a local municipality, has installed nearly 4.5 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power within its borders, making the small coastal county on the Chesapeake Bay one the largest hosts of solar power in the state.
Residential solar companies have a unique opportunity to engage the energy efficiency market. Because a contractor is already talking to an energy-conscious consumer, a conversation about simple efficiency retrofits is a natural next step.
Energy efficiency retrofits are an increasingly big business in the U.S., especially among heavy consumers of energy.
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As part of its ongoing efforts to adopt clean energy and energy efficiency technologies, Dorchester County Public Schools has installed an 803-kilowatt solar array at Mace's Lane Middle School.
The February issue's cover story is our first residential-scale solar power market report - a comprehensive look at an important industry segment. The article outlines five keys for growth in the residential solar market.
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