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Research: Renewable Energy through Anaerobic Digestion

Research: Renewable Energy through Anaerobic Digestion

STI has recently started a research experiment with a two stage anaerobic digester. We constructed the digester out of two 58 gallon poly barrels and we are currently using a small domestic water heater to maintain the optimum temperature of 95 degrees for methanogenic bacteria formation. So…

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Solar Powered Coffee Bike Design at VCU

Here in Richmond Virginia, there are a lot of folks who use biking as their main form of transportation. Sustainable Technology Institute (STI) loves opportunities where we can collaborate with like-minded people trying to add solar energy to unique projects. One such project came to us from a…

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NABCEP Training

NABCEP Training

Here at STI, we are installing solar and we are training others. Our NABCEP Entry level offerings are very popular here at our central Virginia headquarters. Being located in Richmond City’s Historic Museum District, we are very near I64 and I95. We have folks come in from for training from all…

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SolarEdge “StorEdge” Inverter and the Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge “StorEdge” Inverter and the Tesla Powerwall

The Sustainable Technology Institute just installed Central Virginia’s first “StorEdge” inverter for a client who lives on Lake Anna near Fredericksburg, Virginia. The 10kw install will provide this large home with a majority of its energy needs. And when this client’s Tesla battery pack…

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Solar Tiny House

Solar Tiny House

  Over this past summer, Sustainable Technology Institute was approached by a fellow Richmonder who wanted an off-grid tiny house. We had the opportunity to work on this very unique project and by project’s end- the idea of a hybrid energy generation approach had been accepted, but there…

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Clean Energy through Solar Power.  SolarRVA

Clean Energy through Solar Power. SolarRVA

Photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into electricity. We offer installations for grid-tied, battery based, and hybrid systems.  Installing solar panels on your home or office is currently an excellent investment with a fast return on investments (ROI).  With prices at an all time low, we…

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EARTH DAY 2016 RICHMOND, VA.  Go Solar with SolarRVA.com

EARTH DAY 2016 RICHMOND, VA. Go Solar with SolarRVA.com

With Earth Day on the horizon once more we must pay respect to those contributing to our city’s well being and those invoking the true spirits of Earth Day through festivities. This day is meant for celebration, education, and overall enjoyment of the world we all share.  I hope you will join…

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