Category: Solar News
sonnenCore: Lower Priced Versatility
New sonnen Battery Makes Home Energy Storage More Affordable and Flexible Just in time for the holidays – and for the final year of federal solar energy tax credits – sonnen has introduced a more affordable home battery system.  The new sonnenCore battery has a higher safety rating and much longer projected lifespan than the...
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Trend Watch Magazine Highlights Solaflect
Our friends at Mountainview Publishing has published its 2019 edition of Trend Watch, featuring a close look at Solaflect’s trackers as a way for homeowner’s to save money and help the planet.
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Record Breaking Solar Production
Record breaking production on Saturday from a two-Tracker installation on Bragg Hill in Norwich, VT. These blue bird cold days in winter can really top the charts, and compensate for miserable cloudy days in Sep/Oct/Nov of 2018 that produced 25% less solar than the same time frame in 2017. In contrast, Feb 2019 alone saw...
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Let It Snow! But preferably on solar that sheds snow quickly!
Solar energy is great, but not so much when it’s covered in lovely white stuff for days on end while the sun is shining.   And that’s just one of the reasons a solar Tracker makes all the difference.  Shedding snow quickly, getting right back to work, and generating 40% more solar energy than rooftop solar....
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Richmond Middle School Tracker
The Solar Tracker is live at Richmond Middle School. This “sculpture in motion” will reduce the school’s carbon footprint and provide ongoing opportunities for the Upper Valley kids to learn about responsible, cutting-edge renewable energy systems.
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Dartmouth College goes solar with Solaflect
Or, “Big Green Goes Green.” From Dartmouth News: Construction has begun on a state-of-the-art solar panel adjacent to Moore Hall. The panel moves both up and down and sideways to track the sun throughout the day, making it 40 percent more efficient than a fixed unit. Equipped with an anemometer, the solar tracker takes a...
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WCAX profiles Solaflect installation at East Haven Veterinary Services
WCAX TV-3 in Burlington, Vermont has profiled a recent Solaflect PV Tracker installation at East Haven Veterinary Services. Dr. Sally Schleuter explains that going solar was the logical and responsible choice, especially since the clinic is part of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership. You can watch the profile below or visit WCAX’s news page. All...
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Solaflect highlighted in Washington Electric Coop newsletter
The latest newsletter from Washington Electric Coop profiles a recent Solaflect installation in Peacham. Check out the newsletter here, and a time-lapse video of the Tracker array here.
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$1,000 incentive for Vermont electric cars
DriveElectricVT announces New electric vehicle incentives available to Vermonters We’re offering up to $1,000 on qualifying plug-in vehicles! For those in the market for a new car this summer, now is the time to go electric. For a limited time only, we are offering an instant discount off the purchase or lease of a new plug-in vehicle. There...
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We can do it: Portugal’s grid runs 4 days straight on only renewables
Climate news is generally dire, but real progress is possible. In fact, it is happening. The latest proof is Portugal’s new record for renewable energy supply: 4 straight days where 100 percent of its power came from renewables. As renewable energy matures into an ever more popular and cost-effective source of electricity, we’re getting used...
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VNews: “Vt. Nears ‘Net Metering’ Cap With Solar Boom”
Vt. Nears ‘Net Metering’ Cap With Solar Boom By Wilson Ring Associated Press Sunday, October 25, 2015 (Published in print: Sunday, October 25, 2015) Montpelier — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable power that customers could sell back to their electric utilities, at least one utility has reached the...
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VT Digger commentary: solar vs. “solar”
Solaflect Energy is proud to be a part of helping change our energy economy to one that is based on clean renewables. We do our work because we want a better world, a world with healthier people, a stable climate, more vibrant ecosystems, and an economy that everyone can afford to live in. Solar is...
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Video: Solaflect is special guest on Energy Week
Energy Week hosts George Harvey and Tom Finnell were kind enough to invite Solaflect to discuss the Suspension PV Tracker in a special episode of their TV show. Thank you, George and Tom!
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The best solar homes are efficient solar homes
Energy from the sun is the most abundant and, certainly in the long term, lowest cost way to power our lives and society. But there’s no sense in generating energy only to waste it. Efficiency Vermont is a terrific source of information—and often discounts or rebates—for making your home or business more energy efficient. Their...
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Solaflect Community Solar Park outpaces top muni bond fund
According to US News & World Report, the #1 long-term, national municipal bond fund has—over the past ten years—returned an an annual rate of 4.8%. This is the longest time span that US News reports. Our estimate for the Internal Rate of Return on a Solaflect PV Tracker hosted at our Community Solar Park is...
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Solaflect helps Norwich to be first 100% solar town in New England
The municipality of Norwich, Vermont is now powered 100% with solar energy provided by Solaflect Energy. Norwich is the first town in New England, and one of only a small number in the United States, to have its town facilities fully powered by solar. Read more about the town’s partnership with Solaflect in this CNBC article. Solaflect...
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Video: Solaflect guest on “Energy Week with George Harvey”
BCTV’s “Energy Week with George Harvey” produced a special show on the topic of Solarize Dummerston. Solaflect representative Jonathan Teller-Elsberg joined other guests on the show to discuss the solarize program and solar in general. You can watch below or here.
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