For a few Alabama residents, solar is so good! Part 3 of 3

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The Trescotts’ home in Blount County is one of only about 10,000 in the state of Alabama that is equipped with a solar power system, via Rick Trescott

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.

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Bright future of solar power not yet shining in Alabama – Part 1 of 3

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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, Birmingham, Alabama

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.

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Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham

Here comes the sun Birmingham!

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building
Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building

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”

Here comes the sun – UAB goes solar and green

Photo: UAB press release
Photo: UAB press release

Here comes the sun UAB.

This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham.  The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.

The 100 panel solar system was installed by Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.

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Ever Wanted to Zip Line in the Dark? Now you Can!

 

Eagle Solar & Light, based in Birmingham, installed and donated ActiveLED solar lights and controls which brighten the 80 foot Kaul Adventure Tower when activity is present and dim when it is not.  This will enable nighttime activities to rappel, zip line or climb.

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