2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair Saturday, October 20, 2018 10-4 Doane Stuart School 199 Washington Avenue Rensselaer, NY 12155 The registration fee will be $35 for not for profit groups and $200 for businesses. BUT… if you register BEFORE August 1, the cost will be $25 for not-for profit groups and $150 for […]
The Windham County Renewable Energy Program is looking for project proposals of renewable energy installations in Windham County. The projects require a minimum of 50% cash or in kind match. This program has funded 9 projects within Windham County (see below). Questions on the RFP must be submitted in writing by July 20th and will […]
by Alycia Gordan
Green energy has been taking center stage ever since the threat of global warming and environmental degradation has started looming over the planet. 2017 was the eighth consecutive year during which the investment in green energy exceeded $200 billion. Out of this, solar energy attracted the most global investment. The […]
SUN DAY CAMPAIGN
1st Third 2018:
RENEWABLES TOP 20% OF U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATION
SOLAR UP BY 30.9% – MORE THAN 2% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION
WIND GROWS 10.5% – HITS 8% OF TOTAL OUTPUT;
NOW THE LEADING RENEWABLE – OUTPACING HYDROPOWER
Block Island Wind Farm. Photo: Ionna22, Wikimedia Commons
By George Harvey
On May 23, announcements relating to offshore wind power came from three different states in the Northeast. Currently, the United States has a total of 30 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity at one site, the Block Island Wind Farm. […]
This recent sonnen battery installation in New Hampshire is an ECO-12. It provides continuous 8,000 watt output along with 12kWh of standby capacity. It can be charged by the home’s 7.8 kilowatt AC solar array, the grid, or a back-up generator. Photo courtesy of Granite State Solar.
By George Harvey
In a […]
By Danielle Ferguson
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have many characteristics that make them superior to other battery technologies. They are lightweight and versatile. They have a long lifespan and a fast recharge rate. They can also withstand cold, heat, collision, and mishandling during charging and discharging without risk of combustion.
Recycle “Waste” Lands for Groundbreaking Solar Farms Derry Cuts the Ribbon on Transfer Station Solar Trackers, while Londonderry Signs Lease for Historic Solar Project at Condemned Former Landfill
The ribbon cutting event for Derry’s solar farm took place May 15, 2018. (L-R) Erik Shifflett, Granite State Solar (GSS) co-owner, with Derry Town Councilor Josh […]
Sustainable, Sharing, Stable, Sensible
The staff of Catamount Solar’s worker-owner company. Photo: Bob Eddy.
By Evan Lawrence
Catamount Solar has the distinction of being the only Vermont solar design and installation company that’s set up as a worker-owned cooperative.
Kevin McCollister, Dan Kinney, and Howie Michaelson, formerly of groSolar, founded Catamount […]
Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels
By George Harvey
The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]