David Schmidt has been intrigued by the idea of generating power from the sun for a long time, but he had never taken the next step.

The research engineer teaches a course on renewable energy at the University of Minnesota. He had already cut back on his energy use and converted his home to LED lights.

Then Schmidt heard about a community solar project his utility company, the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association, is building. Instead of spending around $40,000 to install solar panels on his home, Schmidt could purchase a single panel for $869.  Read more…

 

PG&E Energy Auditing Techniques for Small and Medium Commercial Facilities
This free class was held on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SCEIP storefront.  For future classes, contact PG&E.  Sponsored by PG&E and co-sponsored by SCEW.  Read more…