Five Questions with Microgrid’s Marc Lopata

June 15, 2012 12:15am • BY Jeffrey Tomich • jtomich@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8320 As president of Clayton-based Microgrid Energy, Marc Lopata has spent the past few years evangelizing about solar energy and energy efficiency in the St. Louis area. Among his clients is the St. Louis Cardinals, and Microgrid has been involved with dozens of projects,… Read more »

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Novus International EV Charging Station Installation

Microgrid Energy, a St. Louis-based solar installer and energy efficiency company, said it installed an electric vehicle charging station at the St. Charles headquarters of animal nutrition firm Novus International. The Coulomb ChargePoint Charging Station is the first networked electric vehicle charging station in the St. Louis area, Microgrid said. Novus’ electric vehicle charging station was… Read more »

Clayton Company Brings Car Power to 2012 Saint Louis Auto Show

by Nate Birt (Editor), January 26, 2012 Microgrid Solar is showing off electric-vehicle charging technology as part of the Saint Louis Auto Show that began Thursday. “As we’ve seen from the recent Detroit Auto Show, nearly every major automaker is preparing to bring at least one electric vehicle to the market in the near future,” stated Rick Hunter, the company’s chief… Read more »

Solar Structures Winners Announced

Solar structures — solar awnings, carports, pavilions, and even bike racks —have become a major trend nationally, and are picking up steam locally. As a means to harness the growing interest in taking solar structures to the next level in terms of good design, St. Louis-based solar installer Microgrid Energy teamed with the Washington University… Read more »

To Meet Treasury Grant Deadline

To Meet Treasury Grant Deadline, Order Components Now How to qualify for the Cash Grant program. By William P. Ewing, Barnes & Thornburg LLP Published: August 9, 2011 Time is running out for getting solar projects under construction in order to qualify for the 30 percent cash grant from the Treasury Department. Under the Cash… Read more »

Rooftop Solar Tour & Seminar

Our next seminar is one of a kind, including lunch and a tour of the solar array on the roof of Tarlton Corp Headquarters! To RSVP, click here to use our secure form or call 314.657.0955  

Gateway to New Generation Vehicles Conference

Mark Your Calendars!  Gateway to New Generation Vehicles Conference at the St. Charles Convention Center is Oct 26th,  9:00am – 5:00pm, and just $30 per person. Hosted by St. Louis Clean Cities Coalition, come and learn about a variety of new vehicle technologies.  The new Chevy Volt, Tesla, and several compressed natural gas vehicles will… Read more »

The Failure of Solyndra

  Those of our readers “in the know” probably are aware of the recent bankruptcy of a high-profile solar manufacturer: Solyndra. This is an unfortunate event, but we can assure all of our clients that we have no Solyndra in our installation portfolio. There are plenty of opinions in the media about how and why… Read more »

Federal Solar Incentives Set to Expire

For Commercial solar installations, Federal incentives can reduce the first year cost by up to 55%. At the end of 2011, these incentives will become less attractive.In particular, the Treasury Grant equal to 30% of the installed cost will revert to a 30% tax credit, so you have to carry additional cost until tax time…. Read more »