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The Importance of Energy Security and Resilience

Energy Resilience
29 Likewise, the concept of energy resilience is making its way into the American lexicon today. The concepts are interrelated, referring to the ability of individuals and communities to adapt to unanticipated situations and rapidly changing conditions, using contingency plans and backup systems. Energy...

What Does “Off the Grid” Mean?

Off Grid Living
Talk of living off the grid is popular these days, but the term seems to mean something different to each person who uses it. In its most extreme sense, the term relates to dropping out of society and living off the land in a remote location. That option is neither realistic nor desirable for most people,...

Business Investment in Solar is Increasing

Solar Investment
Investment in solar technologies makes good business sense. What many savvy business people already knew has become even more apparent of late, as some of the biggest companies in the U.S. are investing in solar energy systems. As much as alternative energy investments benefit large companies, smaller...

Add a Hybrid Solar System to Your Emergency Preparedness List

Hybrid Solar Energy System
Hybrid solar energy generating systems are the key to having the resources you need in the event of an emergency. In the Mountain West region of the United States, storms and civil disasters can wipe out the power grid for hours, days or even longer. When conditions become dire, you need to be prepared...

Wind power. It’s the Next Big Thing.

Wind Power
What’s hot in 2015? Wind. Wind power is the fastest-growing electricity sources in the world. According to the Worldwatch Institute, an independent research group that studies global environmental concerns, it has grown 150 percent since 1990. At the same time, nuclear energy growth has remained flat...

Wind Turbine Farms an Expanding Energy Source

Wind Turbine Farm
Wind turbine farms are the way of the future. Once thought of as exotic or unreliable methods of harnessing energy, these farms have spread from their experimental stage in California to almost every state in the nation. Wind turbines were common sights in the West and Midwest just before and after...

The Rise of the Solar Carport

Solar Carport
The solar carport silhouette is becoming ubiquitous throughout the Intermountain West. Construction of solar carports, also known as solar parking canopies, is one of the most popular ways to adopt alternative energy systems in the business environment. Today, solar canopies are also helping homeowners...