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Parkersburg High School Student Initiates Wood County WV’s First Solar Energy Club

Parkersburg High School Student Initiates Wood County WV’s First Solar Energy Club

Parkersburg, WV (February 1, 2014)  When J. Conor McCoy returned from the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State he completed a course on leadership and community service.  The course culminated in a Service Learning Plan (SLP) paper.  Conor’s paper was on starting a solar energy club. …

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PES Year End News & Solar Energy Infographic

PES Year End News & Solar Energy Infographic

At the end of 2013, Pickering Energy Solutions celebrates the end of its second year by achieving another milestone—our installed systems have generated 100 MWh of power production! This is the equivalent of powering 9.1 average American homes for 1 year. It has also saved…

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Renewable Energy Has Greatest Impact Here in the Mid- Ohio Valley

Renewable Energy Has Greatest Impact Here in the Mid- Ohio Valley

Communities and individuals decide to go Solar for many different reasons.  The underlying motivations vary from gaining energy independence to lowering their personal carbon foot-print.  There are economic reasons as well.  Some people want a solid long-term investment.  Now, local renewable energy advocates in the…

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Solar Energy Solutions is Now Pickering Energy Solutions

Solar Energy Solutions is Now Pickering Energy Solutions

Solar Energy Solutions is now Pickering Energy Solutions, LLC – Distributed Renewable Energy for the Mid-Ohio Valley Parkersburg, WV (August 30, 2013)   Many of you have noticed the website has a redesigned logo and a new name.  As we begin our second year in…

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PES & USDA Rural Energy for America Program

PES & USDA Rural Energy for America Program

The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Pickering Energy Solutions – Solar for Rural West Virginia Parkersburg, WV (August 22, 2013)   Staff at Pickering Energy Solutions (PES) met with a USDA Rural Development representative today to discuss how the REAP program (Rural…

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Solar Energy Q & A

Solar Energy Q & A

Question and Answer with a new residential rooftop Solar PV customer from Parkersburg, WV Q: What got you interested in renewable energy? A: My wife and I first became interested in energy issues in the mid-2000’s as petroleum was quadrupling in price during the decade. The…

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How Well Does it Pay? Or, Is the Time NOW for Solar in WV?

How Well Does it Pay? Or, Is the Time NOW for Solar in WV?

The price of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules has fallen 60% from 2007 to 2012.  At the same time, Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power (both subsidiaries of AEP) customer’s electric utility bills have increased nearly 60%.  Solar electric systems are inflation-protected investments because they offset electricity…

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Our Process: 4 Steps & You’re Ready to Go

Through winter weather and the holidays, PickeringEnergy Solutions, LLC (PES) completed another commercial Solar PV installation at Integrated Geriatric Care, PLLC.  This is a specialty medical practice located in Parkersburg, WV.  The time-frame for the entire process, described below, covered a period of less than…

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Solar Energy Solutions Business Model

Solar Energy Solutions Business Model

We are facing the necessary national challenge of increased reliance on domestic energy sources.   West Virginia has an extensive and growing renewable energy portfolio including solar, wind and biomass that requires promotion at the state and local level.  The state has adopted net metering policies…

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Solar Energy Solutions Now

Solar Energy Solutions Now

We Need Solar Energy Solutions Now… Here’s Why: Our use of energy globally, to run our cars, heat and cool our homes and charge our hand held devices is expected to increase dramatically over the next 30 years. A growing percentage of our end-use energy…

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