Category Archives: Solar

Evergreen State Solar Partnership:

Watering the Seeds of Innovation Originally published by DOE on Seattle City council member Mike O’Brien (center) takes a hands-on approach to supporting a group purchase program through Northwest SEED Solarize Washington. Image from ESSP Communities across Washington State will soon … Continue reading

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How to read your net meter – Pacific Power

Net metering is the set of laws and standards that allow utility customers to generate their own power with wind, solar or other resources and send some of it back to the utility. The “Net Meter” is the device (usual … Continue reading

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Solar Curb Appeal in Walla Walla, WA

Our latest project in Walla Walla, WA has lots of solar curb appeal. This system incorporates 7.2kW of iTek, Washington Made solar panels and Washington manufactured Blue Frog APS micro inverters. As anyone in Washington should know by now, a … Continue reading

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Great Seminars in Walla Walla and Pasco

We just did 2 seminars with the Sustainable Living Center, announcing their 20% cash incentive for solar. There was some real excitement about the new cost of solar. People are beginning to see that solar is an amazing investment with the incentives available in … Continue reading

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Big Savings for Going Solar

Posted: KNDU News Feb 26, 2013 10:20 PM PSTUpdated: Feb 26, 2013 10:20 PM PST Meredith Boggs, News Anchor – bio | email   PASCO, Wash.-  Solar energy has never been hotter.  That is why the Sustainable Living Center and Franklin PUD are teaming up to … Continue reading

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PNNL Production Update!

In the winter of 2010 Hire Electric and Randolph Construction installed a 127kW solar array and 12 – Coulomb, Level 2 Charging Stations at PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) in Richland, WA. To date this system has generated 357,233 kWh (20 … Continue reading

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Solar Open House in Pasco, WA

On Dec 13, 2012 Hire Electric and The Sustainable Living Center will be hosting a solar open house at the home of Brian and Peggy Olson on 5808 West Marie, Pasco, WA 99301 from 2 to 5pm. You can view their … Continue reading

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December 12 Solar Seminar in Walla Walla, WA

December 12, 2012 6:30pm Take a break from the Christmas Shopping and learn about how the sun can charge up your new year in Washington. Where: Sustainable Living Center at the Walla Walla Community College. 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362 … Continue reading

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Northwest Homesteading Fair in Lyle, WA

Homesteading Fair 2012 Poster Hire Electric will have a booth and give a talk on off grid living at the NW Homesteading Fair on Saturday the 29th of September, 2012 in Lyle, WA. Find out more here:  

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Microgrid Keeps the Power Local, Cheap, and Reliable

A California jail offers a glimpse of the economic and environmental benefits of locally generated energy. KEVIN BULLIS Re-blogged from Technology Review: Monday, July 23, 2012 Power pack: An array of batteries at the Santa Rita Jail is a key … Continue reading

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