Author Archives: Isaac Lewis

About Isaac Lewis

Isaac Lewis is a web entrepreneur in the solar and renewable energy industry. He works as a web developer, a 3D draftsman, small farmer and linux and FOSS activist.

Iceland sets a new Standard

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Will Vertical Axis Wind ever Scale Up?

Via Renewable Energy World: http://bit.ly/aTvrg8 Vertical-axis wind turbines have been around for thousands of years, yet we still haven’t seen modern turbine producers make a dent in the wind market. Why is that so? Listen to Renewable Energy World’s Podcast Most … Continue reading

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Why DIY Solar Might be a Bad Thing

Originally posted by 1Bog: http://bit.ly/cHYV0C In general, DIY projects are a good thing, from hacking IKEA furniture to making bento boxes. But solar panel installation is something that’s best left to professionals, both for your own safety and to protect your … Continue reading

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Deck Monitoring overview.

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Bloombox

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Solar Data Monitoring in California

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is an organization that offers a cash back incentive for putting a solar system on your home or business in California.  There are two different rebate programs, Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB), and Performance Based … Continue reading

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Solar PV installations: Beyond "measure twice, cut once" – Photovoltaics World

by John Williams, Solar Panels Plus December 18, 2009 – A successful solar photovoltaic installation is one in which the customer is happy and has received what was expected. Some would say that a proper installation is the first step. … Continue reading

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Franklin County’s new Solar System

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Solar Grounding Basics

Wow. Grounding a solar array continues to be a huge issue. In my 5 year IBEW apprenticeship training, 21 years as an electrician, 7 code revisions, 8 years specializing in solar, and cult-like reading of (not always agreeing with) John … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Fat Spaniel

A little Google searching for “Solar Data Monitoring” brings up my post from yesterday, which makes me think that maybe there is a little room for growth in this industry, at least in the search engine optimization realm. However, this post … Continue reading

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