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Getting the Green Light

By Pivot Energy / February 15, 2015 / Comments Off on Getting the Green Light

If you love incandescent lights, you may feel the demise of Edison’s claim to fame is a shame.  The 100 watt bulb was the first to go in 2012, followed by the 75 watt bulb in 2013, and finally the most popular 40 and 60 watt bulbs are no longer being manufactured in 2014. While…

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Green Hotels

By Pivot Energy / February 9, 2015 / Comments Off on Green Hotels

Chances are that if you’ve stayed in a hotel lately, you’ve seen cards inviting guests to choose to re-use their towels and have their beds made without changing the linens.  This certainly began in areas where water is less abundant, like California, but has made its way into even mainstream hotels in the Midwest.  Laundering…

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PACE Offers New Finance Option for Energy Upgrades

By Pivot Energy / January 20, 2015 / Comments Off on PACE Offers New Finance Option for Energy Upgrades

The up front costs and challenge of making the shift to renewable sources of energy is now easier than ever. PACE enabling legislation is being passed in states across the country, helping make building energy improvements more feasible, by allowing for finance terms that are hard to come by, including zero upfront cost, and off-balance…

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What is Net Metering

By Pivot Energy / January 8, 2015 / Comments Off on What is Net Metering

A typical solar installation is grid-tied, meaning it does not operate independently from the grid, and a building with solar will use the power from the solar, and supplement it, as needed, with Utility grid power. In some cases, the solar array may produce more more power than is needed in the building at certain…

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Solar Installation Provides all Electric for Park Avenue Coffee’s Newest Location on The Hill

By Pivot Energy / June 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Solar Installation Provides all Electric for Park Avenue Coffee’s Newest Location on The Hill

Park Avenue Coffee opened their newest and greenest cafe, located at 5105 Columbia Avenue on The Hill, on April 8, 2014. Microgrid Solar installed 200 solar panels to enable Park Avenue Coffee to operate the cafe and roasting facility at net zero, providing all electricity for the building. The Microgrid Solar turnkey solar installation provides…

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How to Join the MOSEIA Thunderclap

By Pivot Energy / April 3, 2014 / Comments Off on How to Join the MOSEIA Thunderclap

Microgrid Energy and all solar companies in Missouri need your help. The Missouri solar rebate is in jeopardy, which will cut not only thousands of Missouri jobs, but will cut even more in revenue. MOSEIA asks that on April 9th at 11:30 a.m. MOSEIA members and solar advocates will make a Thunderclap, letting people know we support…

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Understanding ASHRAE Level 1, 2 & 3 Energy Audits

By Pivot Energy / January 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Understanding ASHRAE Level 1, 2 & 3 Energy Audits

An energy audit is a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making. The primary goals of an energy audit are to qualify and quantify how the building energy systems are performing now, how that performance can be improved, and what will be the outcomes of those improvements in financial and non-financial terms. Not all…

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Achieving Net Zero

By Pivot Energy / September 17, 2012 / Comments Off on Achieving Net Zero

Most people would love the possibility of having a clean, renewable energy system that produces all of their electricity.  As utility rates continue to climb, our summer electric bills have gotten our attention and seem to scream for an alternative solution.  Many people are discovering that solar electric systems are well suited to accomplish this…

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Getting to Net Zero

By Pivot Energy / September 14, 2011 / Comments Off on Getting to Net Zero

With evidence of climate change becoming more prevalent, there is a growing awareness and desire to reduce our “carbon footprint.”  While there continues to be debate in the mainstream about the cause and effects of climate change, the scientific community is overwhelmingly undivided on the subject. In America, buildings are responsible for about 39% of…

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