Free SolarU Event at Busch Stadium

Free informational SolarU event at Busch Stadium on Sunday, July 14th. Homeowners will learn how solar energy can directly benefit their homes, families, communities and budgets from the best seats in the house.

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 »

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 »

Microinverters Are Changing Solar

Microinverters are getting a lot of buzz in the solar world right now, and use of this technology has increased tremendously this year. We thought now would be an appropriate time educate our readers on why Microinverters are changing the face of solar. The short explanation is that Microinverters are helping raise power production of… 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 »

solar modules are low maintenance but some upkeep is expected

Solar Monitoring & Maintenance

Microgrid is now offering a Solar Monitoring & Maintenance Service to our clients, as well as anyone with an existing system. Solar is very low maintenance, and many system owners prefer to handle the maintenance themselves. But for those who want to achieve optimal performance without having to deal with module cleaning or testing and ongoing… Read more »

U.S. Energy Information Administration Solar and other Renewables Supply More Energy to Grid than Nuclear Power Does

National Energy Output: Renewables Exceed Nuclear

The Monthly Energy Review recently reported that US Renewables now supply more energy to the electric grid than nuclear power does. This is the first time in the United States that the output from our portfolio of renewable energy sources has surpassed that of our nuclear power sources. The numbers represent the total power production… Read more »