PACE: New Ways of Financing Efficiency

Property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations for buildings. Examples of upgrades range from adding more attic insulation to installing rooftop solar panels. Contact us to learn more! Why do people like PACE? Property owners see an opportunity to save money and make their buildings… Read more »


Microgrid Project Creve Coeur Wins Project of the Year

St. Louis County community earns international recognition Ameren Missouri’s Pure Power Program announced that the community of Creve Coeur was awarded Community Renewables Project of the Year by Interstate Renewable Energy Council (iREC) at Solar Power International. The award, won through popular vote, recognizes achievement in the advancement of renewable energy use, through an innovative… Read more »

Free Energy Efficiency Walk Through

Free Efficiency Walk Through

According to EPA, the average facility wastes 30% of its energy use. Our walk-throughs will find this wasted energy and find you savings immediately. Microgrid Energy Walk-Through: A no-obligation analysis of your energy consumption One-hour tour of facility to identify opportunities in the following areas: Lighting Retrofits Lighting Controls HVAC Controls HVAC Retrofit Options Energy… Read more »

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“Chicago Solar” Program Makes Sun Power More Affordable

By CLTV Ever wanted to install solar panels on your roof? Now might be the time. “Chicago Solar” is a grant-funded program that allows local residents to purchase solar power at discounted group rates. In an interview with CLTV’s Patrick Elwood, solar expert Kacie Stanley provides information on how Chicagoland consumers can take advantage of… Read more »


Chicago Unveils New Rooftop Solar Discount Program

Chicago Tribune by Julie Wernau July 9, 2014 Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert. Similar programs have kicked… Read more »

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Clean Tech Case Study: When Sustainability Means Big Savings

Sustainability is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Co., sustainability is also about “protecting our workforce and neighbors”… to the tune of $2 million in savings! In 2013, Doe Run invested about $600,000 into the Herculaneum High School, part of the Dunklin R-V School District in Jefferson County, Missouri, paving the way for… Read more »

SWIC goes solar

SWIC Goes Solar

The community college’s Belleville campus is one of 15 across the state that is pursuing solar power. SWIC has partnered with Microgrid Solar in St. Louis, which is installing the 540 panels for an estimated total of 137 kilowatts. About 115 kilowatts’ worth of panels is being mounted on the roof of the varsity gymnasium and… Read more »

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Solar Installation by Microgrid Solar 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… Read more »

The Muny Solar array

How Green is Your Theatre?

When Microgrid designed the solar array for the country’s largest and oldest outdoor theatre, we knew any improvement to a structure built in 1917 would result in an efficiency improvement. But the Muny wasn’t late to the game. They have already made a strong commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, and this is just another… Read more »