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No, thank YOU, Cheryl from Minnesota!

We got a nice warm fuzzy this week when we arrived at work. There was a small yellow envelope waiting for us, with a very kind note from one of the winners of our recent contest. Friend of the site Cheryl L. wrote: Thank you for your promotion & my t-shirt win. It was a […]

Last modified: April 14, 2015

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Working at Solar Power Rocks (a Graphical Interpretation)

As an engineer, my go-to for writing reports of any kind is to make a graph, so when Dan asked me to write a blog post about my time working at Solar Power Rocks, my first thought was obviously to crack open the ol’ Excel workbook. My next thought was to then color the graph […]

Last modified: January 12, 2015

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Solar Newsletter Shenanigans

We love solar a whole bunch. So much that it might make us a little crazy sometimes. But we try to keep it the “fun at parties” kind of crazy, not the “guy who won’t stop sending you messages on OkCupid” kind. Which is why we were a little concerned that one of our newsletters […]

Last modified: March 4, 2020

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The wind turbines are not the thing that is making this landscape look ugly.

Destroying the picturesque landscape?

There have been vocal cries from conservative folks that wind turbines among other renewable power sources like solar destroy the natural landscape. Hmm…

Last modified: August 8, 2019

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Solar Poetry

We thought it was so adorable to learn how well a 6th grader wrote about bacon in a variety of ways, that we’d try our hand doing similarly with solar: Short Sentences I like solar. You like solar. We like solar. Compound Sentences I like solar very much, so I talk about solar. You like […]

Last modified: October 19, 2012

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We present to you, the “Q-cells” rocking out about solar all the way from…

…uh, Germany. The same country who spearheaded the solar industry about a decade ago for having the most awesome feed-in tariff known to mankind. Check out their music video (do bands still make these?) from a German solar PV manufacturer: Sounds like a powerful rallying cry for the entire solar industry. Plus, it rocks. As […]

Last modified: January 30, 2014

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How far could $900B Go In Securing our Energy Independence? Far. Very @$#%ing far.

Click the image to zoom in In an attempt to meld art, science, economics, and politics this morning (whew!), I thought you all might find this illustration of energy scales… well, illuminating. I’ve circled in green the amount of solar energy hitting the earth in one day, annual U.S. electricity consumption, and a single kilowatt […]

Last modified: January 30, 2009

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