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Mini-grid, Solution for uninterrupted power

Do you know, even when the most of counties in Bay Area are in dark due to PG&E Shut down, some emergency stations remain a sturdy lifeline to surrounding homes, schools and businesses. Self-sufficient, they survived in the absence of PG&E. What was the thing which helps them survive?In response to power shutoffs, homeowners, businesses [...]

By |2019-11-16T12:06:50+00:00November 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Are you ready for the next PG&E Shutdown?

Last PG&E shutdown broke the long-held paradigm for millions of people in California that their homes or businesses will always have power. Around 2 million peoples across the Bay Area and nearby area in Northern California had to spent not only hours but days without power. Schools, Universities, Retail Stores, Shopping Malls and even Industries [...]

By |2019-11-18T09:35:07+00:00November 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Reality of Trade Wars

The tariffs imposed by Trump are upsetting the economic equilibrium and, combined with the Iran oil banking sanctions, could triggger a recession. Beijing, June 24 (AFP) Jun 24, 2018 China's central bank announced last Sunday it would reduce the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for most banks by 50 basis points to free up funding for [...]

By |2018-06-27T17:33:00+00:00June 27th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Meanwhile in India

With 1.3 billion people, India is the world’s third largest consumer of electricity.  450 million ceiling fans are running and 40 million sold each year.  Indians use 8x as much electricity as they did fifty years ago. Demand for power is growing at the same rate as in France and Germany. Source: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/immersive-story/2017/06/29/solar-powers-india-s-clean-energy-revolution India has [...]

By |2018-06-20T23:50:44+00:00June 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pure, clean Win!

Yesterday, the South Lake Tahoe city council voted unanimously to award its first solar project to Staten Solar: its airport. This vote of confidence is the result of months of patient attention, personal dedication, and sunny determination by Staten’s rainmaker, Scott Dubois. The man does not sell, he builds trust and helps his clients reach [...]

By |2018-06-21T21:53:55+00:00June 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Sweet Mess

“Miss Protectionist Policy, please meet our friend Mr. Market Forces, you two should make an entertaining couple.” Average commercial module prices in the US at end of 2017 were $0.45 per watt, decreasing 5-6% per year. Source: https://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-market-insight-report-2017-q4 Tariffs on solar modules announced by the Trump administration in January went into effect Feb 7.  They [...]

By |2018-06-13T11:32:25+00:00June 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Gems

  The success of an organization is based on the quality of women it attracts and retains.  Everything else is posturing. This is most obvious in the solar industry where failures are frequent and where bankruptcies consistently reflect the poor management style and hubris of men with more ego than good sense… The first and [...]

By |2018-06-13T10:30:52+00:00June 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Context

While the current President is threatening to slap tariffs on friend and foe alike, and crafting a bail out plan for the coal and nuclear industry at the expense of now cheaper renewables, Staten Solar believes it may be helpful to point out the following: Over the last year, France, the UK, China, Ireland, Scotland, [...]

By |2018-06-07T04:04:12+00:00June 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tropics Calling

Nothing spells well earned like permanent digs in Kauai.  Goodbye Silicon Valley stress, adieu solar rollercoaster frights, ciao daily meetings, auf wiedersehen waiting lines and excitable drivers.   But only for the worthy. For those who can plan and execute flawlessly.   Like Manish Gupta did, starting more than 3 years ago and whose exit [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:05:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments