Posts tagged: SMART GRID

New 2013 Energy Series Classes in April

Registration form for Solar Electric Basics class. To register for the April 26th, Solar Electric Generation Class visit:

Make Energy Public with WordPress and a TED5000

Plug Your TED-5000 into WordPress(tm)! Today marks the release of a new plug-in for WordPress that allows anyone to easily publicize REAL-TIME energy production or consumption on a Web site powered by WordPress. Just make a few settings and drag the WordPress widget to any spot on the WordPress sidebar. It is running on this site […]

Power Your Home from a Leaf

Updated in March of 2013 Nissan announced a battery capacity warranty.  While Nissan presented this as something it decided to do, the warranty was actually part of a settlement for a class-action lawsuit Case Number 2:12-cv-08238 (link) Please Read the Following Excerpt from the Updated Nissan LEAF Warranty Information This new addition to the lithium-ion […]

Count Down to the Leaf Launch and Duke Energy’s EV Charging Pilot!

Big News on October 11, 2011! We are proud to be a part of Duke Energy’s Electric Vehicle (EV) pilot project.  I applied to the pilot program after reading about it in an email from Duke’s PEV newsletter that I subscribed to at the Nissan Leaf event at Concord Mills.  After a site assessment and […]

Tuesday October 11th, 2011 in , , , , | 1 Comment »

Interconnect Permission Received Today!

Hooray! We received interconnection permission from Duke Energy today! You may view our system production at: Also, Peter Larsen came by and covered the trench and seeded the lawn Saturday.  It looks a lot better!  I highly recommend Peter Larsen of SunTec Solar for Solar Thermal and Solar PV work, he did an outstanding […]

Monday November 1st, 2010 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Interconnect Permission Received Today!

Solar PV Installation

In September of 2010 we undertook a solar electric generation project for our home.  The Sharp ND235F3 Mono Crystalline panels were mounted on the pole today.  Hopefully, we will get approval to connect to the grid soon.

Thursday October 21st, 2010 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Solar PV Installation