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For two years running, GenPro Energy Solutions, based out of Piedmont, SD, has been named as one of the nation's top solar contractors by Solar Power World, a leading publication and educational resource for the solar industry. GenPro Energy Solutions is the only company in SD, ND and NE to make the list."We've been very fortunate in the last year to be able to design solar installations for locations that…
Friday, August 21, 2015

GenPro Heads to Africa

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Members of the GenPro Energy Solutions Solar and Water Pumping teams will be headed to eManzana Mpumalanga, South Africa to install a solar (PV) energy system and solar irrigation system at an orphanage and macadamia nut farm. Spark Foundation South Africa was founded in 2010 by Mitch and Charlotte Hildebrant of Rapid City, South Dakota to help feed South African children while providing skills training to the local workforce. “The…
Thursday, March 5, 2015

GenPro Awarded Contracts in the Bahamas

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You wouldn’t think that a landlocked state and an island nation would have a lot in common, but a passion for promoting renewable energy systems and the need for energy efficiency and savings have brought us together with The Commonwealth of the Bahamas. In 2012, after several years of successful project deployments, GenPro and our service partner, Power Plus Bahamas, were invited to sit down with the Prime Minister of…
This week, GenPro Lighting Solutions was named as a Trade Ally to three major electricity producers in New York and New Jersey. After completing many successful energy effecient lighting projects in the region for applications ranging from rail yards to night clubs, GenPro was named to the New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), Rochester Electric & Gas and New Jersey Smart Start Trade Ally Networks. Membership with allow GenPro…
Thursday, February 5, 2015

USDA REAP Grants for Small, Rural Business

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The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is currently accepting applications through April 30th for their REAP (Rural Energy for America) Program. The REAP grants reimburse small, rural businesses up to 25% of thier project costs for renewable energy or energy effeciency projects. Projects can include solar energy, wind energy, solar water pumping and LED lighting retrofits. Program Requirements: Applicant must be in a rural area (population of under 50,000)…
Friday, January 16, 2015

NEW Product Webinar - Pika Energy

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GenPro Energy is launching its new product webinar series for dealers with an overview of Pika Energy from Maine. Pika has developed wind turbines and a wind-solar hybrid system for residential and small commercial on and off-grid use. Bill Hetzel, Pika's Director of Operations, will be explaining Pika's technology in-depth for GenPro Dealers, Partners and Installers. Here's why customers install Pika's energy solutions: "Installing a Pika Hybrid System to make…
Thursday, January 8, 2015

GenPro Lighting Sponsors the Shrine Game

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Who doesn't love football or children? Or a chance to help children in need by watching the best collegiate players from across the nation battle it out in sunny Florida? We certainly jumped at the chance to be involved in an event that raises money for one of the best healthcare organizations in the country. GenPro Energy's lighting division, GenPro Lighting Solutions, is sponsoring the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana…
Friday, October 31, 2014

LORENTZ COMPASS 3.1 - Software Update

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COMPASS 3.1 The best just got better! This week, LORENTZ released the latest version of COMPASS, its solar pump planning software. COMPASS allows you to design and specify your solar pump system based on your clients location, project and water pumping needs. New Features include: New easy to navigate home page Section for pool pump sizing More options to allow for more accurate sizing Added tool tips We are very…
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pika Energy - On and Off-grid Wind Systems

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GenPro is happy to announce a new partnership with Pika Energy of Portland, ME. Pika Energy is a NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab) backed company that has developed wind and wind/solar hybrid Home Energy Systems. "With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL launched the Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Project to help the US wind industry develop competitive, high-performance technologies needed to compete in the global distributed wind…
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Solar Energy & Lightning Strikes

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There are no consumer products made that can withstand a near lighting strike. Because of the sensitivity of equipment assembled to produce solar energy, preventative measures must be put into place to ensure an unexpected lighting strike doesn't fry your circuit boards and system. Grounding - Grounding is one of the most important elements of a solar installation. A properly grounded system protects you, your employees and homeowners from risk…
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