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What the Governor’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order Means for Your Business
It appears that the Stay-At-Home orders have been successful in helping Colorado “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 infections, hospitalization and deaths. Because of that, Gov. Jared Polis announced this week that the statewide stay-at-home order would lift on Monday and that Coloradans could begin transitioning into a “safer at home” phase. This “Safer at Home” executive order keeps many of the restrictions in place, while allowing for some additional shops to open and freer movemen [...]
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What the “Stay at Home” COVID-19 Public Health Order Means for Your Business
COSSA has heard from multiple members asking what the Governor’s “Stay At Home” Public Health Orders means for their business. First, please assess your own employees’ and customers’ health needs. The biggest priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Follow all health guidance from local, state and national experts.  On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a state-wide “stay-at-home” public health order. All companies are subject to social distancing r [...]
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Georgia will be home to largest solar PV project in the US to use bifacial modules and tracking
This week LONGi announced that it would be supplying modules to what it says is the largest “bifacial+tracker” power generation project in the United States. The 224-MW project will be built in Mitchell County, Georgia and is expected to be complete this year. [...]
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Buried in Musk Job Cuts Memo: End to Home Depot Solar Sales
Just four months ago, Tesla Inc. began a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc. It was an experiment that would prove short-lived. [...]
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Virginia Tech Students Use 100-ton Crane for World's Smartest Solar Home
BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets. [...]
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Home Finance Options are Adapting to Meet California’s Solar Landscape
As California continues to push aggressive policies for the advancement of solar deployment in the state, options for homebuyers to finance solar also are growing to meet their needs. [...]
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Auto, Home, Grid Create Smart Energy Network in Audi Pilot Project
Audi last week said that it is participating in a pilot project that is testing a smart energy network that uses software to control solar and batteries and interact with the main power grid. Audi is working with the project’s partners to run the pilot project for homes in southern Germany and northern Switzerland. [...]
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Listen Up: Home Backup Power System Primer
This week, we review the spectrum of backup power solutions from generators to home battery backup power systems connected to solar. I’ve been installing home battery backup power systems on and off for 20 years.  [...]
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Listen Up: Energy Storage is the Home Appliance of the Future
Twenty years ago, the problem with rooftop solar was that customers needed a large collection of lead acid batteries to store their daytime energy and use this energy at night. But simple net metering rules made it possible for the electric grid to function as a 100 percent efficient storage device.  [...]
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Comcast Taps Solar for Smart Home Services
Sunrun yesterday said it has reached an agreement with Comcast for the solar and storage company to be the exclusive solar provider for Comcast Cable. [...]
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