Solar Eclipse 2017: Welcome to the Dark Side

Published on August 20, 2017

The solar eclipse passing through the United States on August 21, 2017 (the first to span the country coast-to-coast in 99 years) will cause disruption.  It will impact traffic, your ability to have a clear, long conversation on your cell phone and — if you, like thousands of others, are planning on making the trip to see the eclipse in totality — your road trip bathroom schedule.  What’s more, vampires are expected to be seen briefly in the middle of the day, especially in the northwest region of the country. If you’re located in California, North Carolina or any other…

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CURB New Year 2017 Lightning Discounts

Published on December 29, 2016

Just in time for your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions, CURB is excited to announce limited time offers for everyone interested in making their home smarter, safer and more energy efficient. A curb is installed inside an electrical breaker panel, measuring all the electrical usage and production in a home, building or solar array. Curb’s CURB provides detail on a circuit-by-circuit basis so you can see the cost of each appliance and room in your home. With CURB, not only is there real-time visual feedback on consumption and solar production, but mobile notifications alert customers to any abnormalities with appliances. To that end, we…

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CURB’s Predictions for Solar ’17

Published on December 1, 2016

2016 was, by many estimates, the most successful year for solar. As the year comes to an end and a new administration is set to take office, we gathered a series of predictions about the solar industry for 2017. Solar, Renewables, Will Continue To Grow Solar is expected to grow 20 to 23% in the next year — down from as much as 71% reported in previous years, despite renewable energy tax credits that were extended until 2019. That said, both the private and public sectors have invested heavily in renewable energy, and these investments are unlikely to become completely obsolete during a…

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CURB Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials

Published on November 21, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, CURB is excited to announce limited time offers for everyone interested in making their home smarter, safer and more energy efficient. A curb is installed inside an electrical breaker panel, measuring all the electrical usage and production in a home, building or solar array. Curb’s CURB provides detail on a circuit-by-circuit basis so you can see the cost of each appliance and room in your home. With CURB, not only is there real-time visual feedback on consumption and solar production, but mobile notifications alert customers to any abnormalities with appliances. To that end, we wanted to offer…

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5 Ways CURB Takes Solar Installers Beyond the Sun

Published on July 11, 2016

How do solar installers move from pitch to sale? For many companies, it’s a roll of the dice. How do they keep the customer interested in them instead of the other companies? CURB allows solar installers to distinguish themselves by selling more than just solar. CURB sells knowledge, independence, follow ups, and differentiation in a synonymous market. 1 – Differentiation in the Market Like it or not, solar installers are undifferentiated to consumers. Most companies offer the same equipment, so those who are able to stand out from the crowd will ultimately be more successful. If solar companies delivered more,…

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Are You Energy Literate?

Published on July 8, 2016

If you could save hundreds of dollars by investing a few minutes of your time, would you do it? Learning more about energy, where it comes from, how it’s used, calculated, and affects daily life is energy literacy. Becoming energy literate helps you achieve lower energy bills, and ensures more efficient energy use in the long term. Energy literacy involves understanding the dynamics of energy in everyday life. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the availability of energy is dependent on a variety of factors, and will eventually “run out.” Currently, we harness energy from fossil fuels (e.g. oil…

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Smart Homes are the Key to Smart Cities

Published on June 24, 2016

The first Smart Cities Innovation Summit took place in Austin from June 13-15, 2016, introducing forward-thinking cities to smart new solutions in order to keep up with rapid growth in green initiatives. Eric Gould Bear, CURB’s Chief Experience Officer, joined Shawn Freeman, Trusource Lab’s CMO, on a panel exploring issues of smart meters, energy saving strategies, and data privacy. Smart cities are the key to change; large scale change. Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, says, “If cities become greener, then we change the world.” The world is not indestructible and resources are not unlimited. By advancing in a direction of…

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