Blog

This is where you’ll find more about what we’re doing, where we’re going, and what we’re talking about. We hope you’ll check back often–and join the conversation . . . 

  • Getting it done

    Did somebody say ‘spring cleaning?’ Here at SolarCascade we pride ourselves in a clean worksite–everything from tidy wiring to organized materials. For example, in between solar installations we like to clean and organize our work trailer. This makes it easier to find the tools we need, when we need them–just one more way we keep on time and on budget, job after

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  • Solar PV maintenance

    Ah, March . . . before we know it, spring will have sprung in these here parts.  That means flowers, and umbrellas, and a good dose of cleaning. Speaking of which, wouldn’t it be great if all our household systems required as little maintenance as solar PV? After all, most residential systems are grid-tied, so there are no batteries. And

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  • Leading by example

    It’s Presidents’ Day here in the US of A. While the official federal holiday remains George Washington’s Birthday, it has become a day to remember all those whom have led our nation—including those who paved the way for sustainable living. President Jimmy Carter, for example; he was the first to install solar panels on the White House (June 20, 1979,

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  • Have solar, will travel

    What you’re looking at is a Thunderbolt Magnum Briefcase Solar Charger—a thing of beauty, isn’t it? But it’s got more than looks going for it. Measuring 20 1/2″ x 15″ x 1 1/2 “(when closed; 26 1/2” x 20 1/2 ” x 3/4″ when open) it’s easy to store, and easy to set up. The handle makes it easy to

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  • Solar PV: a wise investment

    Let’s face it: in today’s volatile economy, making wise investment choices has never been more important—especially for those of us nearing retirement. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t require a lot of time and energy, you might opt for the uncertainty of stocks. Perhaps you’ll stick with the safety (and unimpressive returns) of annuities or CDs. But there’s a

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