Microgrid sheds light on solar growth

by Jacob Kirn Digital Producer-St. Louis Business Journal Even with Missouri’s solar industry in jeopardy, St. Louis-based Microgrid Solar is planning to expand in a big way. The company, run by CEO Rick Hunter, plans to ramp up its energy-efficiency business, open new offices across the country and tackle larger solar projects for military and government clients. It… Read more »

Technavio: Top 10 Vendors of Microgrid Technology

A microgrid is a type of power grid that is much smaller than the traditional centralized electrical grid. It is localized and operates independently of a larger grid. Microgrids generate, distribute, and control the flow of energy to consumer. Moreover, developers and owners of microgrids can sell the excess power generated to utility companies. These… Read more »

Microgrid Solar Hiring, Expanding

Greta Weiderman Reporter-St. Louis Business Journal Rick Hunter, CEO of St. Louis-based Microgrid Solar, has big plans for next year. Between now and the middle of 2014, he is adding 30 or more employees to his existing staff of 40. His company plans to spend $3 million to $5 million to open three new locations… Read more »

Feast Magazine: Low Impact, High Design

Brandi Wills August 30, 2013 Photography: Demond Meek Thinking Inside The Box On Thurs., Dec. 6, 2012, John Burse, principal at Mackey Mitchell Architects, got a call from his friend and local landscape architect and planner, Jim Fetterman, that went something like this: Fetterman: Have you heard about the Washington University Sustainable Land Lab competition? They’re… Read more »

Professional Sports Teams Go Green with Their Stadiums

by Jill Clayton 06/10/2013 The San Francisco 49ers may have been 2013’s Super Bowl Runner-ups, but they could be #1 in LEED (“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”) standards by the start of next year’s football season. The new 49ers stadium is hoping to become the first pro football venue to get LEED certification with… Read more »

Solar Storm: Rebate Audit Requested

by St. Louis CNR, July 18, 2013 Solar Storm: Rebate Audit Requested A fight has erupted over a possible suspension of solar rebates in Missouri. On July 5, 2013, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) filed a motion with the Missouri Public Service Commission to suspend payments of solar rebates for the rest of this… Read more »

Solar Panels Planned at MRH High School

by Nate Birt (Editor), December 16, 2011 Clayton-based Microgrid Solar will install the system for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. Microgrid Solar will oversee the installation of solar panels at MRH High School. “We are every bit as excited as you all are,” said Rick Hunter, president of Clayton-based . He said the company wants to help… Read more »