Chicago Unveils New Rooftop Solar Discount Program

Chicago Tribune by Julie Wernau July 9, 2014 Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar. The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to Chicago’s Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Weigert. Similar programs have kicked… Read more »

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Illinois is Going Solar

The future looks bright for energy in Illinois – bright enough for a solar array! Recently Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation that will promote the purchase of electricity coming from solar power in Illinois, and Microgrid is leading that wave! By encouraging solar arrays on residential rooftops, the state protects its natural resources and ensures… Read more »

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Microgrid Customer Joan Bray Featured on Green Time TV

Have you seen solar panels popping up on homes in your neighborhood? Microgrid Solar is proud to see one of our customers, Joan Bray, former State Senator from St. Louis County, along with Mark Kalk of St. Louis City, as guests on Green Time! Both are Sierra Club members and both have solar panels on… Read more »

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Clean Tech Case Study: When Sustainability Means Big Savings

Sustainability is more than just company operations. At the Doe Run Co., sustainability is also about “protecting our workforce and neighbors”… to the tune of $2 million in savings! In 2013, Doe Run invested about $600,000 into the Herculaneum High School, part of the Dunklin R-V School District in Jefferson County, Missouri, paving the way for… Read more »

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SWIC Goes Solar

The community college’s Belleville campus is one of 15 across the state that is pursuing solar power. SWIC has partnered with Microgrid Solar in St. Louis, which is installing the 540 panels for an estimated total of 137 kilowatts. About 115 kilowatts’ worth of panels is being mounted on the roof of the varsity gymnasium and… Read more »

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Solar Installation by Microgrid Solar Provides all Electric for Park Avenue Coffee’s Newest Location on The Hill

Park Avenue Coffee opened their newest and greenest cafe, located at 5105 Columbia Avenue on The Hill, on April 8, 2014. Microgrid Solar installed 200 solar panels to enable Park Avenue Coffee to operate the cafe and roasting facility at net zero, providing all electricity for the building. The Microgrid Solar turnkey solar installation provides… Read more »

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How Green is Your Theatre?

When Microgrid designed the solar array for the country’s largest and oldest outdoor theatre, we knew any improvement to a structure built in 1917 would result in an efficiency improvement. But the Muny wasn’t late to the game. They have already made a strong commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, and this is just another… Read more »

The Philadelphia Eagles' home, Lincoln Financial Field, has 14 wind turbines as well as 11,000 solar panels. (Photo credit: Philadelphia Eagles)

Some NFL Teams Are Going Green

The St. Louis Rams join other football teams as they change the game – or at least the arena. America’s most watched sport is only a part of the number of teams and collegiate sports leagues who recognize their influence and make educating fans and players about the importance of going green a priority. Features… Read more »