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altE Powers Holiday Lights at the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

After an underwater power cable failed in September 2019, the 20-year tradition of lighting the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in Upstate New York with holiday lights was in doubt. While the lighthouse's navigation light was unaffected (it is powered by an existing PV system the Coast Guard had installed years ago), power for the decorative holiday lights needed a new source...

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Real Goods Relocates

12/12/2019 19:49

Real Goods Relocates

The new location, about two miles from the city center, will have office space and a larger warehouse. The larger warehouse allows Real Goods to offer a greater selection of solar energy products and systems, and faster shipping to West Coast customers...

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How to Keep Solar Batteries Warm in Winter

Sunlight doesn't just power your solar panels - it heats your batteries. With fewer hours of sunlight per day, winter is the time of year when it's most important to make sure your deep cycle batteries are working efficiently. Unfortunately for those of us in the northern U.S. and Canada, winter can bring extreme cold, creating the worst environmental conditions for those deep-cycle batteries...

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Real Goods to Host Seminar

Real Goods is hosting a day-long seminar titled "Dealing with Grid Uncertainty: Solar + Storage Solutions" for residential solar installers and tech-savvy solar homeowners who want to learn more about designing grid-tie solar power systems with battery backup, adding battery...

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How to Prepare for the Next PG&E Blackout

After PG&E's announcement that planned blackouts like October's historic power outage are going to continue for 10 more years, it's fair for all Californians to wonder how reliable their utility power is, and what affordable options there are to prepare for the next PG&E blackout...

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How Solar Panels Can Enable Senior Citizens

Solar energy is not the reserve of the young or technologically minded. Cheaper than ever, and relatively simple, it instead is there for all age brackets. Find out why seniors, more than others, could well stand to benefit over and above their friends and relatives in other age groups.

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