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Getting Off the Grid Lesson 2

Components needed to get off the grid. What does it take to get “off the grid” using solar energy and batteries? We at MPI Solar in Bloomington, Indiana have the answers, but we advise you not to make the decision lightly. Living “off grid” with solar energy is a huge lifestyle change. You may well

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Hite property

One of our recent installations is the Hite property. We really enjoyed working with Mr Hite on this  solar installation. It looks pretty awesome and the investment here is going to pay off big time in the future. Mr HIte wanted to make sure he got grandfathered in for net metering and beat that deadline.

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Senate Bill 309 — Take Action Now

UPDATE: The final version of the law has been changed. Customers of Duke, IPL, Vectren, I&M or NIPSCO will still enjoy the benefits of Net Metering of any excess generation for their solar PV systems as long as the system is installed and interconnected by 12/31/2017 Customers of Duke, IPL, Vectren, I&M and NIPSCO that

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MPI Solar BloomingPaws Solar Install

MPI Solar recently installed solar panels at BloomingPaws, a veterinary clinic and pet resort in Bloomington, Indiana. Solar energy allows this facility to heat all the water necessary to bathe dogs, and wash all the things associated with caring for dogs and cats. We spoke with Steve Carter, Operations Manager of BloomingPaws, about the install:

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5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are more than 1 million solar installations generating electricity in the United States. This

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Is Your Roof Ready for Solar?

Solar power isn’t a perfect fit for every type of home. A solar site assessment by a professional will provide you with valuable information about your home’s solar potential, but there are some important pre-assessment steps you can take to prepare, and one of the most important considerations for most residential installations is the condition

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Saving the Sun: Innovation in Battery Design May Transform the Face of Energy

Nearly everyone agrees that clean, renewable energy is good for the environment, good for our economy and good for the pocketbook, too. But one drawback to solar or wind energy systems is –what do you do when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing? Recent innovations in battery technology may provide an answer

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MPI Solar Honored in Congressional Record

MPI was delighted and surprised to learn that we were officially recognized in the Congressional Record last fall in Congressman Todd Young’s Indiana’s 9th Congressional District Small Business Spotlight We are deeply appreciative of this honor; here are Congressman Young’s words: Mr. YOUNG of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, my home state of Indiana is a place where

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Happy New Year! Solar Tax Credits are Extended

Congress has given the American taxpayers and the solar industry a gift that will keep on giving for years to come – they voted to renew the 30% federal tax credit, also known as the ITC, at the current rate through the end of 2019. After that , the credit ramps down gradually. The extension

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Solar to Light up the Night at I.U. Art Museum

Indiana University’s Art Museum will soon light up the night with help from the sun, thanks to a 14 module solar PV system that IU is installing on the roof of the Art Museum. We at MPI are honored to help the Art Museum offset the electric load of its iconic Light Totem The project

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