Event: Green Drinks at CSU Powerhouse!
Sandbox Solar is hosting Green Drinks this month at the CSU Powerhouse. (430 N. College Ave. Fort Collins). Feburary 22nd 530-8p. Free Food and Beer (21+). Donations will go toward The Growing Project. This is a casual event and all are welcome. We will have images of the projects we’ve completed. The Powerhouse is a CSU owned building that is home to various research centers, policy firms, and startups. More information can be found here.
In The News: Loveland Reporter Herald
Sandbox Solar is proud to install 2 x LED lights, 1 Wind Turbine, 2 Solar Panels, and a Weather Station for Walt Clark Middle School in Loveland, CO. The project was funded by a grant the students won and they chose this project to represent their desire to continue pursuing STEM Education (Science Technology Engineering Math).
Questions About Solar?
Sandbox Solar is starting a Solar Speaker Series. We will travel around Northern Colorado educating, answering questions, sharing experiences about solar energy. Stay updated on Facebook and email for upcoming events in your area. We also now have a 2 Hour CE Credit Course for Realtors!
Our first event will be next Thursday in Greeley at Farr Regional Library from 3:30-5:00pm.
We have uploaded our FAQ to our webpage to educate prospective customers about solar energy.
This Month’s Featured Question:
What happens to the solar energy at night?
All energy produced during the day is credited to your through Net Metering. Net Metering allows your meter to roll backwards. Any excess energy is credited back to you, giving you a positive cash flow.
Industry News: Micro-Grids
Last month, we saw representatives from Spirae at Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society. A monthly gathering at Odell’s that presents new technology and produces conversation with the public.
A Microgrid platform controls the electric grid through software algorithms. This allows for more reliable and efficient operation of renewable energy, storage, and flexible loads. By controlling these things utilities can control high peak demands.
Will the future grid include these Micro-Grids + Wind + Storage + Solar ?!?
February 2, 2017