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 »

Microgrid to Teach Solar Sales Course

During the last week of October 2011,  Microgrid’s Steve O’Rourke will teach a 5-day intensive course on Solar through St. Louis Community College. The course will focus on the business/financial case for solar photovoltaics (PV) as well as provide some of the technical basics. This course is for anyone who is interested in promoting solar… Read more »

St. Louis City’s First “Net Zero” Home

Solar energy installation produces as much electricity as the home uses from the grid Read More: Microgrid Energy, Solar Installation, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, St. Louis Solar Installation, Net Zero, Solar News, Soulard, St. Louis Clean Energy SAINT LOUIS – When Jim and Phyllis Young of St. Louis City decided to put solar panels on… Read more »

Solar Power can help you offset your ever-increasing energy costs

Ameren Asking IL Customers to Cough Up $90 Million More

SPRINGFIELD – Ameren Illinois customers may be in for a less-than-pleasant suprise when they open their electric and gas bills this coming January. On Tuesday, the Illinois Commerce Commission held a scheduled public hearing – the only scheduled public hearing – on gas and electricity rate increases for Ameren’s 1.2 million  customers. Ameren estimates the increases, slated for 2012, would cause the… Read more »

Missouri’s Solar Business: A Case of Supply and Demand

Missouri’s Solar Business: A Case of Supply and Demand By Christopher Chung, CEO, Missouri Partnership August 25, 2011   | Reposted from It’s no wonder that the Optimal Deployment of Solar Index, released by Professor Matt Croucher of Arizona State this year, ranked Missouri as the fourth best state in the nation for solar power. With… Read more »

Solar Structures Growing Trend in St. Louis

Solar structures have become a major trend nationally, and are really picking up steam locally. Solar awnings, carports, pavilions, and even bike racks are examples of this trend. These structures are surprisingly cost-effective, since you can normally take the Federal incentives against the cost of the structure, and not just the solar. Microgrid has been… Read more »

St. Louis Regional Chapter and Growth Association prioritizes greenprint, health of regional climate

St. Louis Greenprint 2011

Just over a week ago the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association convened a meeting of leaders in business, education and government to begin constructing St. Louis Greenprint 2011, a “strategic plan to help grow sustainability and prosperity” in our region. Under the umbrella of the RCGA’s St. Louis Climate Prosperity Project, the ‘greenprint’… Read more »

Missouri approves $172 million electric rate hike

Utility regulators gave the OK on a $172 million electric rate increase Wednesday for Ameren Missouri. Initially, the St. Louis-based utility had requested $263 million when it proposed the increase in September 2010. This rate increase will be effective next week. It will add $8 to the average residential customer’s monthly electric bill, said Kevin… Read more »