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Jul 20, 2016

Is it Worth it To Convert to Solar? ModSun Will Do the Math For You

As more homes across the country convert to solar, those that have yet to make the jump often ask two questions: “How much money does it actually save each year?” and “How much does it cost to install?”...

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May 24, 2016

5 solar startups to watch

Solar power is disruption at its finest. The rush to increase access...

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May 19, 2016

How to turn sales leads into sales

Getting a lead is one thing. Turning that lead into a sale is quite another. Indeed, while there are plenty of companies and software solutions that can help businesses drum up sales…

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May 20, 2016

Top Solar States — Incentives, Installers, Installations…

For those wanting to assemble additional renewable energy factoids, California and Arizona are leading the country in most solar panel installations...

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May 18, 2016

ABJ's Best Places to Work 2016 winners unveiled

The 2016 list of Austin Business Journal's Best Places to Work has been released. The final ranking of the 75 winners and the characteristics that make them such great workplaces…

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May 12, 2016

Meet 12 Austin startups with breakout potential

A company that launches satellites into space and a pet genetics firm were among the startups honored Wednesday night by the Austin Chamber of Commerce...

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May 12, 2016

Austin startups join the A-list

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its annual A-List, which spotlights a dozen local startup companies that the chamber says have breakout potential...

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May 11, 2016

These 10 states are leading the US in solar energy

Some states are adopting solar energy with much more gusto than others. You may already have some assumptions about which states those might be...

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May 6, 2016

Which State Is Leading the Charge in Solar?

The company Modernize has published a piece, called The Solar Surge...

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May 5, 2016

Why Modernize moved its offices to Austin

Jason Polka started Modernize, an online marketing company focused on the home improvement industry, about ten years ago in Oakland, Calif...

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May 3, 2016

How sales lead software helped Austin startup make $47M

Business intelligence software has given an Austin company a glimpse into its own data needed for sustainability...

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Apr 6, 2016

6 Deck Renovations That Really Pay Off—and 1 That Doesn’t

If there’s one thing that unites this great country—especially once the weather starts getting warmer and barbecue season gets ever so tantalizingly closer...

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Jan 29, 2016

The most popular #sunset and #sunrise locations in all 50 states

Human beings have been captivated with sunrises and sunsets since the dawn of civilization...

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Jan 20, 2016

The 20 cities with the most Instagrammable sunsets in the world

Whether with #nofilter or saturated to the extreme, a snapshot of a sunset is guaranteed to garner Instagram likes...

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Jan 20, 2016

These Are The Cities You Should Travel To For The Most Instagram-Worthy Sunsets

Ah, sunsets. If Instagram were a city, then sunset photos would be prime real estate...

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May 20, 2016

For the elderly, smart homes mean the promise of more freedom

It’s easy to forget that home automation is about more than just gadgets....

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May 16, 2016

How Decluttering Can Actually Benefit Your Health

It Reduces AnxietyCluttered spaces are chaos for the mind, overwhelming already-taxed brains with too much sensory information, according to Psychology Today. With the excess...

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May 11, 2016

Modern Ways to Display Woven Decor

No trip to Charleston, South Carolina, is complete without a stopover at The Market—here, at the very end of the battery, the coastal vibrancy of the area’s beaches and islands intersects...

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Apr 28, 2016

The Undoing Of Utilities? A Look At The New Consumer-Driven Age Of Energy

Solar power is coming of age at an interesting time...

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Mar 7, 2016

11 Affordable Ways to Upgrade an Outdated Kitchen

It’s officially that time of year: the festive season has ended, family and friends have gone, and your home looks likes a war zone...

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Mar 3, 2016

Eight Ways Solar Power Is Driving New-Gen Computing

As we know, power from the sun and clouds do not coexist well, but when it comes to cloud computing, the future may be powered by photovoltaics. Data centers are increasingly...

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Jan 27, 2016

What Training is Most Valuable if You Want a Career in Solar?

We say it all the time: It pays to go solar. Usually we’re referring to the return in utility bill savings and rebates on a new residential solar installation...

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Jan 13, 2016

What Homeowners Expect from the Roofing Process

When it comes to roof installation and repairs, we understand that the process doesn’t always go exactly according to plan. Significant damages, less than stellar working environments...

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