Last week, on July 20, Gabriella White, LLC, parent company to luxury outdoor furniture line Summer Classics and indoor, high style furniture brand Gabby, announced that they had “flipped the switch” turning on a new solar panel energy system at their corporate headquarters in Pelham, Alabama.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of July 13.
Alabama’s most eco-friendly convenience store, just got greener with the installation of a state of the art solar powered energy system by Birmingham-based Eagle Solar and Light.
While Alabama lags far behind much of the nation in terms of solar energy policies and usage – a situation we examined in the first two parts of this series – there are a few state residents determined to let the sun shine in to their homes.
The largest power source in this neck of the universe is still 93 million miles away from Earth. But its energy-producing potential for our planet is closer than ever to truly being realized.
Solar power has been touted for decades as being the ultimate answer to our energy needs. According to researchers at MIT, the amount of sunlight striking the earth’s surface is more than 10,000 times greater than the world’s total energy usage. Or as solar advocates like to put it, one hour of sunshine can create one year’s worth of energy.
Here comes the sun Birmingham!
Yesterday, our friends at Eagle Solar and Light sent us the schedule for Birmingham’s very first Solar Home Tour.
Interest in solar powered homes and businesses is “growing” exponentially in the Magic City. Here are the details and most importantly the hour by hour day long schedule from their press release: Continue reading “Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham”