Solar panel installation at Clayton School District buildings

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) by Kevin Held – The School District of Clayton is installing eight solar panels on six building across the district Tuesday, a project that will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years, while reducing its impact on the environment. The Clayton Board of Education approved the 20-year lease proposal from Microgrind… Read more »

Simplifying solar installations

by Russell French, Australia Sales Director, Enphase Energy Solar technology should be simple and affordable; however, homeowners and businesses often find themselves facing high costs and lengthy timelines during both the design and the installation process. Microinverters present a solution. Typically, solar systems are custom-designed following a detailed site visit that analyses the impact of… Read more »

Living Green: $500,000 home; $0 energy bill

By Vince Brennan Section Editor-St. Louis Business Journal When St. Louis native David Smith set out in 2011 to build a new home for his wife Thuy and daughter Cameron, he approached the decision with the typical mindset of a new homebuyer: get the most square feet per dollar. Instead, they ended up with a home with… Read more »

The Solar Express Has Come to St. Louis

The “Solar Express” Has Come to St. Louis Microgrid Solar is clean-powering events throughout St. Louis using a unique solar equipped truck and mobile phone charging station. This initiative is one of many community-focused initiatives being advanced by Microgrid. St. Louis, MO (May 16, 2013) –  By now, many in St. Louis may have encountered… Read more »

Solar Lights & Water Pumps: Simple Tech for Alleviating Poverty

by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg Can solar power help eradicate extreme poverty in the developing world? As we’ve shown a number of times, many social entrepreneurs think so, and are investing their time and money in a variety of technologies. Now, these aren’t companies like Microgrid Solar, SunEdison, or Infinite Energy – the average citizen of the developing world definitely can’t… Read more »

South County Times – Living Green With Solar Energy

by Don Corrigan – Editor in Chief 12/14/2012 – Santa Claus will have to step a bit more gingerly on area roofs this year. That’s because some of those roofs have an array of recently-installed solar panels to generate electricity for the homes under those roofs. I would prefer that Santa step around the solar panels,… Read more »