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  • Friday Field Notes 081817

    And the winner for best headline: What happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find out Monday. (The New York Times) I mean, really. So true. With that, here’s a look at the week in solar news . . . According to a new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. wind and solar helped prevent up to

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  • Friday Field Notes 080417

    Heads up, there will be no field notes next week (August 11) — not due to a lack of news, mind. Rather, the “editor” is going to be out of town. Which may or may not be why this week’s field notes are a little on the lean side. It’s so hard to find decent help nowadays . . . With

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  • Friday Field Notes 072817

    Can you believe we’re nearing the end of July? With that, chances are good you’ve heard a thing or two about the upcoming total solar eclipse. Dubbed the “Great American” Eclipse, the last time a total solar eclipse swept across the United States was in 1979. Since it’s been awhile, Newsweek (along with others) offer tips for watching the show, safely.

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    Don’t you just love a good read on a summer’s day? A little fluff, a little fantasy, maybe a little sci-fi . . . speaking of which, Futurism ponders when the first human might leave the solar system. It’s not exactly a day trip, in case you’re curious; but it never hurts to imagine. With that, here’s a brief look

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  • Friday Field Notes 071417

    When it comes to solar installers, there are shysters–those who install cookie-cutter designs; install systems on old roofs; and otherwise provide shoddy work. Trust us, we know. We’ve been called out to repair a few of their systems. To add insult to injury, Builder takes a look at how poor solar installs leads to roof damage. According to Aaron Nitzkin, CEO

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