Many local businesses would like to do their part to lower carbon emissions but don’t know where to start. Austin’s own Cosmic Coffee + Beer took us on a recent tour to share their sustainability best practices.
This is my 10th year to attend Solar Power International, so forgive me while I wax nostalgic… Remember when you could spend the first hour or two meandering the show floor, getting the lay of the land? When booths weren’t the size of football fields — and you could find a friend on the show floor
Solar companies are inherently mission-driven, but often fail to leverage this strength. One way to promote your mission is by earning your B Corp Certification. In our last post, we discussed the many benefits of B Corp Certification. In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of getting certified. For more stories about marketing
You work hard every day. You pay your employees well, contribute to your community in real terms, and offer a product or service that’s actually beneficial for people. Are you looking for a way to highlight the positive impact your company makes? Consider getting certified as a B Corporation (or B Corp, for short). Earning
On 14 acres west of Austin, Texas, a home-grown manufacturing business is delivering on a sustainable vision. Rehme Steel Windows & Doors manufactures high-end, architectural steel doors and windows for some of the most discerning customers in the U.S. Company founder Peter Rehme, an Austin native, decided to build his factory in the Texas Hill
Defining your microgrid project’s business model is the process through which you identify the economic benefits and underlying financial structure of your project. This should justify the investment you are making as well as define any ancillary benefits, such as resiliency, that might be more difficult to monetize or quantify. This process is especially important if you are not a utility who might be able to rate-base costs and you need to show financial metrics for your investment with a higher level of certainty.
The quest to create a zero-carbon future and the drive for a more resilient, flexible power grid are not mutually exclusive goals. Utilities who were once resistant to islanded distributed generation projects are now developing renewably powered microgrids at a rapid pace. Here’s why.
As the clean energy industry enters 2019, it can be tempting to get discouraged by the dire climate news that came out toward the end of 2018. But there is good news on the horizon too. What can you do to make a truly sustainable difference?
(Richmond, VA…August 20, 2018)…Fellowship Energy LLC, a new clean energy finance company developing solutions for religious organizations and parochial schools, has completed its first solar installation for a faith-based community in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Program. The project provides St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, one of the largest
(New York, NY…August 15, 2018)…As the solar industry continues its expansion to serve lower income communities, a New York solar leader, Quixotic Systems Inc. (QSI), has partnered with affordable housing developer Arker Companies to design and install rooftop solar energy systems for low-income communities in the New York City area. The first project, Bay