News and Fun

top-500-logo-red-black-500x229Solar Connexion Named 2016 Top 500 North American Solar Contractor (second year in a row) (Solar Power World)

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-2-08-14-pmSustainability Week – Solar Energy Workshop September, 2016

Solarize BlacksburgSolarize Blacksburg: Advancing Community-owned Energy in Blacksburg (Appalachian Voices)

Bburg Farmers MarketSolar Energy Capacity Doubled at Farmers Market (NRV News, May 2013).

NRWoodworks1small_editedSolar Connexion installs 11.52 kW solar array at New River Woodworks LLC (January 2013)


Solar Connexion Solar Trailer wins Honorable Mention at Town of Blacksburg Holiday Parade (December 2012)

burgs bizqa 0622Business Q&A with Bryan Walsh of Solar Connexion by Mike Shaw, Roanoke Times (June 22, 2012)

solar_shingles_on_roofSolar Roof Works for Local Couple by Jed Duvall, Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (February 16, 2012) (archived copy)

lumenhaus-self-powered-homes-solar-power_ucwmm_18221Virginia Tech’s Award-Winning Lumenhaus (2010-2012) – Solar Connexion provided arrays and consultation for the solar house that won the International Solar Decathlon Competition in Madrid, Spain in 2010 and then an AIA Honor Award for Architecture in 2012.

farmersmarketDonated 1 kW grid-tie array to offset energy use of Blacksburg Farmer’s Market (2010)  (local copy)

DSCN1396Y Wind and Solar Project (September 2010) – Solar Connexion consulted on the project and provided a 1.5 kW solar array and 160 w horizontal axis wind turbine to compare to the project’s 600w vertical axis wind turbine.

Screen Shot 2013-03-03 at 8.51.17 AMOff-Grid and Independent: For this rural Virginia mom, Independence Day began ten years ago. Back Home Magazine (July 2010) by Tom Moates. Off-Grid system designed and installed by Solar Connexion.

160-42-i11Converting a Mainstream Gas Guzzler to an Electric VehicleMother Earth News (Feb/March 1997) by Tom Moates. Early custom electric vehicle by Bryan Walsh. (archived copy)