America's Next Top Energy Innovator
This new initiative, launched by the Department of Energy, gives start-up companies the opportunity to easily license new technologies developed by national research laboratories. These start-ups will then have full rights to the product, and the ability to commercialize them to create new clean energy jobs and improve the economy. Learn more about the initiative, and the exciting new technologies...
Happy NOLA Pyrate Week!
Check out this site to learn about NOLA’s celebration of all things swashbuckling! http://www.nolapyrateweek.com/ With wind-powered ships and solar (sol-arrr?) powered tan lines, pirates have been utilizing renewable energy for centuries.
Solar to Reach Grid Parity in 2012
Multiple experts within the energy sector predict that solar energy will reach grid parity in the near future, possibly as early as 2012. Grid parity is the point at which renewable energy is as cheap as grid power - some states in the U.S. have already reached this point, and many more are approaching it. To learn about what factors are allowing this transition to happen, read the article...
Solar Windows in the Willis Tower
The Willis Tower in Chicago (formerly known as the Sears Tower) has made plans to install energy efficient windows that produce solar power. This iconic building’s overhaul is the most prominent development to date in a city that has increasingly committed itself to developing a green economy. To learn more about the proposed installation, check out the article below: http://prn.to/fTg2MA
Celebrate #Earthhour Today!
Turn off your lights for one hour tonight at 8:30 p.m. to take part in a global event that encourages people to consider their energy usage and minimize their energy consumption. Celebrating its fourth year, Earth Hour is recognized in over 100 countries throughout the world. Check out the site below to learn more: www.earthhour.org And check out this site for some great images of Earth Hour in...
Nuclear Disaster In Japan
Should be further evidence that we, collectively, must choose solar energy to power our homes and businesses. Fossil fuel production is rife with pollution and negative health consequences, and the current events in Japan emphasize the dangers inherent in nuclear energy. Solar panels create clean, renewable power without any moving parts or noise, and pose no risk to those who rely on them....
Freeways Covered in Solar Panels
Is just one of the ideas being considered by engineers and city planners today. Could roads and highways covered by a canopy of solar panels power an entire city? Check out the article below to learn more: http://bit.ly/gZ767t
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
… is happening all this week, thanks to the coordination of The Idea Village (www.ideavillage.org). This annual event celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit, and provides multiple educational sessions and networking opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Joule Energy will be attending multiple sessions throughout the week; for a full schedule of events check out the website below: ...
Thank You Very Much
To everyone who visited us at the New Orleans Home and Garden Show this past weekend. We had a lot of people come by to learn about solar energy systems, and we will be visiting many homes in the coming week to tell people exactly how much energy they can produce and how much money they will save. As always, you can request a free solar estimate for your home or business via our website. Thanks...
There's Still Time!
To visit us at the New Orleans Home & Garden Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. You could win a solar attic fan worth over $1,000!
Last Day of the New Orleans Home & Garden Show
- and we’d love to chat with you! Come by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to learn how you can save money by going solar.
New Orleans Home & Garden Show
is still going strong! Come by booth #1006 to speak with a Joule Energy representative.
Joule Energy at the New Orleans Home & Garden Show
We will be showing off a solar panel and giving away a solar attic fan today, from 10 am to 9 pm, at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center. We’ll see you there!
Come to the New Orleans Home and Garden Show
Today, from noon to 8, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Joule Energy will be at booth #1006 - stop by to have a Joule representative answer all your questions about solar energy!
Do you know the history of St. Patrick’s Day? http://bit.ly/2CVrs
March Madness Time!
We’ve got our brackets filled out, and the office trash talk is flying. Fun NCAA basketball trivia - do you know which member of Michigan’s famed “Fab Five” is now the President and CEO of a solar energy company?
New Orleans Home & Garden Show This Weekend
Come speak with Joule Energy representatives at the New Orleans Home and Garden Show this weekend! This event lasts from Friday to Sunday, and is held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The dates and times of the event are: Friday 3/18: noon - 8 p.m. Saturday 3/19: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 3/20: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. We will have an actual solar panel on display, and be able to answer any...
Department of Energy Launches i6 Challenge
The Department of Energy recently announced the i6 Challenge, which will provide funding for six teams around the country with innovative ideas to drive technology commercialization and entrepreneurship in support of a green economy, increased U.S. competitiveness, and new American jobs. This $12 million initiative is part of the larger Startup America program, designed to inspire and encourage...
A Big Thank You
… to everyone who visited our booth at the Habitat Home and Garden Show in Baton Rouge this past weekend. We had a strong turnout, and it was great to see how many people wanted to learn more about solar energy in the Baton Rouge area. As always, you can get a free solar estimate on our website anytime. Thanks again, and we look forward to meeting more folks this weekend at the New Orleans...
Stop by the #HabitatHomeandGardenShow
while there’s still time! Enter our raffle for your chance to win a FREE solar attic fan.
Come to the Habitat Home & Garden Show Today
from 10-6 at the Baton Rouge River Center! We’ll see you there.
Having a Blast at the #HabitatHome&GardenShow
Stop by our booth to chat with Joule employees about how to integrate solar energy into your home or business!
Come to the Habitat Home & Garden Show Today
At the Baton Rouge River Center from 9-7, and enter our raffle to win a solar attic fan!
Home & Garden Show in Baton Rouge Tomorrow
Come visit us at the Habitat Home & Garden Show in the Baton Rouge River Center (275 S. River Road, Baton Rouge LA) tomorrow and Sunday! Enter our raffle for your chance to win a solar attic fan!
Solar Panels Mixed with Thermal Technology
At Joule, we have provided many homes and businesses with both solar photovoltaic (known as “PV”) systems, as well as solar water heater systems. The former type generates electrical power, while the latter utilizes thermal energy to heat water. But what if electrical and thermal technology could be combined? Read the article below to see how some engineers are trying to do just...
Habitat Home & Garden Show This Weekend
Phew, what a weekend! Hope everyone had a happy and safe Mardi Gras. To keep the fun rolling this weekend, come visit us at the Habitat Home & Garden Show in Baton Rouge! The exhibition amasses many home builders and gardening specialists to answer your home improvement questions in-person. Stop by to speak with Joule Energy representatives about how you can save money today with solar energy....
Doesn’t it kinda feel like Christmas Eve?
#Okeanos, #Thoth, and #Bacchus Today!
The parades keep rolling! Can’t beat #MardiGras
#Iris, #Tucks, and #Endymion Today!
Joule Energy wishes you a very happy and safe #MardiGras weekend!
Coalition Creating Green Scores for Clothes
A group called the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has gathered multiple businesses, non-profits, and universities together in an effort to create sustainability scores for individual items of clothing. The goal is to empower consumers to choose based not only on size and price, but on the overall effect that item has on the environment. Learn more via the link below: http://nyti.ms/gxWgp8
PV Technical Sales Position Open
Joule Energy is pleased to announce that we are accepting applicants for a new PV Technical Salesperson. The job description and application are available now - click on Joule Careers for more information. If you know someone who you think would make a good fit, be sure to pass along this opportunity to them!
Increasing Solar Cell Efficiency
Solar panels are made up of grids of solar cells, which convert sunlight into an electric current. As improvements are made to these cells, the cost of panels will decrease while the amount of power they produce will increase. How can we improve solar cells? Check out the article below for a fascinating look at where and how advancements are being made: http://bit.ly/gtC0ZC
One Million Electric Vehicles by 2015
That’s the goal the Obama administration has laid out for the United States. The Department of Energy has characterized this goal as “ambitious and achievable”, and in the article below energy experts describe different tactics that will help us reach this milestone. http://bit.ly/eDKIlj