Posts Tagged: SunPower

Emily and David Takahashi are committed to living a low-carbon lifestyle. In 2012 they moved into their 60-year-old, 900-square-foot Boulder, CO home. David explains, “Our aim is to be independent of the electric grid as much as possible.” Their first step was to have their home retrofitted for energy efficiency, e.g. insulating ceiling and walls… Read More

The third week of March 2018, I spoke with Ipswich, MA home owner Charlotte Kahn on a day that she was home, “hunkered down for our third nor-easter in ten days.” “Today is our third severe storm in less than two weeks. The first storm hit Ipswich pretty hard; it caused astronomical tides and flooding. We… Read More

For as long as artist Jacqueline Rieder Hud can remember, she has been an environmentalist. Respect for nature and the creatures of the Earth has been fundamental to her work – and her approach to life. Jacqueline taps into the natural world and Jungian archetypes for her inspiration. Mythic horse arrived on thunder He asked… Read More

Independent Power Systems recently installed a battery backup for Colorado customer, Mr. Woodson, who is motivated to ultimately get off fossil fuel-based power from Xcel Energy. Woodson has begun the process by installing a 30kWhr AGM battery and a 6800 watt inverter to couple to his 10.69kW SunPower solar system mounted on the east-west facing… Read More

Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, watched over by the iconic Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado is a 21st century hub for forward thinking technologies and lifestyles. The city is committed to environmental stewardship as evidenced by its innovative solutions to climate change and its commitment to creating a healthier, more resilient and prosperous community…. Read More

Dan Siddall, broker / owner of Lyons, CO Gateway Realty recently installed a 9.47kW solar system to power the business as well as to use clean renewable energy to charge the company vehicles, a Nissan Leaf and an electric golf cart. This is truly the definition of photosynthesis—turning sunlight into fuel. Boulder-based Independent Power Systems… Read More

Because of the design of the Wallace’s Longmont, CO home, there was not sufficient roof area for panels to generate the power they wanted.  After researching how a ground mount system might look and operate, they decided an AllEarth Solar dual-axis tracker was their best option. What prompted you to decide to invest in a… Read More

IPS has installed a 50kW solar system on the Boulder Nissan dealership; this plus the upcoming LED lighting retrofit, will allow Boulder Nissan to reduce their electricity usage from coal by 65%! Project UPDATE:   IPS in the news!! “It’s so exciting” says a gleeful Nigel Zeid, EV (electric vehicle) specialist at the Boulder, Colorado Nissan… Read More

The Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA) recently interviewed Independent Power Systems’ founder and CEO, Tony Boniface. In July 2016 MREA talked with Tony Boniface, owner and President of Independent Power Systems, about installing the first net metered system in Montana and how his small Bozeman business expanded to three states and several dozen employees. How… Read More