Mission: Net Zero Solar House

Mission: Net Zero Solar Marketplace Launched in North Alabama

Huntsville, AL – Mission: Net Zero, a marketplace designed to drive down solar costs and increase solar installations, launched this week in Huntsville. The program is administered by Energy Alabama and its partner Solar Site Design. Mission: Net Zero pairs solar originators, those who add projects to the marketplace, with solar fulfillment companies, those who can build the installations. The two largest solar companies in the area, Southern Solar Systems and Lightwave Solar, joined the program.

This partnership allows non-traditional solar companies to enter the market in a low-cost, low-risk way and provides traditional solar companies with a more consistent sales engine built on trusted relationships.

“Economics drove us to create this program. Solar on rural small businesses right here in North Alabama can see paybacks between two and four years,” says Daniel Tait, CEO of Energy Alabama. “People and businesses need to know the possibilities. This is real.”

“The next few years will be revolutionary for solar energy across the Southeast United States,” said Jason Loyet, Solar Site Design founder. “Demand is increasing, public policy is becoming more supportive and carbon-based fossil fuels are being regulated more and more as the public calls for cleaner energy solutions. At the same time, solar equipment costs are continuing their historic decreases. And that’s where Solar Site Design comes in, to reduce what remains the most challenging portion of the cost structure in the solar equation – soft costs and customer acquisition. We have teamed with Energy Alabama to activate the next generation of solar originators and referral agents.”

Companies or individuals who are interested in becoming solar originators or exploring the economics of solar at their home or business can learn more at: https://alcse.org/mission-net-zero

About Energy Alabama

Energy Alabama is accelerating the transition to sustainable, clean energy throughout Alabama. We do this by widely promoting sustainable energy as a feasible, state-wide goal by executing high-impact clean energy projects across the state, and by providing people with information and opportunities to help make clean energy choices. We work with policy makers, public agencies, local governments, educational institutions, utilities, business and civic leaders, and individuals to transform Alabama’s energy marketplace and beyond.

About Solar Site Design

Solar Site Design is a collaborative, cloud-based platform that connects highly-qualified solar project referrals to leading solar companies to drive down customer acquisition costs. Our proprietary business process is designed to reduce the solar industry’s customer acquisition costs by up to 50%. In May of 2015, Solar Site Design won the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Catalyst Award. The aim of SunShot is to bring the cost of solar energy down to parity with fossil fuels as quickly as possible. To learn more, please visit www.solarsitedesign.com.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Daniel Tait by phone at (256) 303-7773 or by email at dtait@alcse.org.

Huntsville Better Buildings Challenge

Huntsville is on the move to net zero energy!

Have you seen the incredible pace of clean energy activity in Huntsville lately? It’s almost been neck-breaking but who doesn’t want to see even more? In case you’ve missed some, here are the highlights.

  1. Clean, sustainable energy startups will get a boost at summer 2015 accelerator program
  2. Huntsville is the only Alabama city in running for $5M Georgetown University Energy Prize
  3. Redstone Arsenal to be home to the largest solar power array in Alabama
  4. Another major energy project coming to RSA, aim is to make 25 MW of power from biomass-generated steam
  5. Huntsville becoming geospatial and energy center, Washington officials tell 2014 Geo-Energy Summit

It’s great to be part of a city that is working so hard to reach net zero energy. We know there are so many great things to come for our great city and for all of Alabama.

What’s not even listed yet is that we’re working on launching the North Alabama Buildings Performance Challenge to encourage and assist the commercial sector, especially small businesses, with saving energy. Saved energy puts capital back to work where it belongs like hiring people, research and development and expanding.

We’re also hard at work creating an online dashboard to show you the latest clean energy activity all across Madison County. It will also let you submit your own energy-saving or energy-producing project. Reaching our goal of 100% clean and efficient energy will take everyone!

We just can’t say how proud we are of Huntsville for making such great strides is such a short amount of time. Of course there is ton more work to do to reach “net zero energy” but the future sure is bright.

Thank you for your part in helping us reach NetZeroHSV Let’s keep up the momentum!

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Huntsville’s Net Zero Energy ‘Moon Shot’

Are you ready for Huntsville’s Net Zero Energy “Moon Shot”?

Reposted from WLRH.org. To listen to our interview, please visit: http://wlrh.org/News/huntsvilles-energy-moon-shot

Energy Alabama (aka The Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy) has ambitious goals that involve transforming the way we produce and consume energy in Huntsville, Madison County, and beyond. Daniel Tait heads the organization. He spoke with WLRH host Shane Scott about efforts to promote the standard of “net zero energy,” emphasizing economic advantages.

Net Zero energy is our “moon shot”. If we can put a man on the moon, we can achieve this goal!

 

Nonprofit wants Huntsville AL to Achieve Net Zero Energy by 2025

Energy Alabama wants Huntsville AL to achieve net zero energy by 2025. That’s our goal, but we need your help to meet this goal.

Originally posted and written by Energy Manager Today

Huntsville, Ala., is home to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, which is active in helping the Army achieve its congressionally mandated energy goal of 25 percent production of energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Now, a new nonprofit in Huntsville – Energy Alabama – wants to see the metro area of Huntsville, itself, transition to 100-percent clean energy by 2025 and Alabama by 2035.  Energy Alabama has dubbed its goal – NetZeroHSV (HSV is the abbreviation for the Huntsville airport).

Although the group is new and looking for funding, it is working with policy makers, businesses and utilities to help Alabama transition to more renewable energy, reports AL.com.

Daniel Tait, CEO of the nonprofit, said Alabamians are receptive to the idea of more renewable energy, especially if couched in terms of economic benefit.

Original article: http://www.energymanagertoday.com/nonprofit-wants-huntsville-ala-achieve-net-zero-energy-2025-0104257/

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