Category Archives: Solar

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: http://nwhomesteadingfair.wordpress.com/  

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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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REI Produces Great New Solar InfoGraphic

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Klickitat County Solar Pole Building

6kW SolarWorld pole building in Klickitat County helps keep the meter running backwards for this small tree farm. The micro inverters tie into the existing electrical panel in the pole barn, distributing the energy to the entire farm. If power … Continue reading

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White Salmon Community Laundry Goes Solar!

The Community Laundry in White Salmon, Washington recently opened up. As part of their sustainability effort they included a massive solar hot water system to pre heat laundry water, super efficient washing machines, and had Hire Electric install a 5kW … Continue reading

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Sherman County Announces Zero Interest Loan Program for Solar!

Hire Electric has done five solar project in Sherman County to date and we are very excited about the county’s new loan program. Incentives in the form of state and federal tax credits help to pay for the cost of … Continue reading

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Solar Ribbon Cutting in Moro, OR Aug 14th

Ribbon Cutting, Hot Dog & Water Melon Feed August 14, 2012 – 3pm to 6pm – Open house - Ribbon Cutting at 5pm Sherman County RV Park, Moro, Oregon In the early spring of 2012 Hire Electric installed a solar awning … Continue reading

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