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Community Solar: Clean Energy for Everyone

Travis Tench

City dwellers may laugh at the idea of putting solar on their roofs, but there’s an alternative: community solar.

A 375kW community solar installation atop a warehouse in Bronx, NY. Photo by Travis Tench.

This arrangement goes by many names, including shared solar, community shared solar, and community distributed generation (CDG), but […]

Sen. Hassan to Address Newfields Solar Project – February 8, 2019

Town to Save $530K with Clean Energy Transition

Town of Newfields Solar Ribbon Cutting Friday, February 8 at 1 p.m. Newfields Village Water and Sewer District 7 Hervey Court, Newfields, NH AGENDA 1. Speakers: Catherine Nelson, Commissioner, Town of Newfields

Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senator

Martha Fuller Clark, State Senator

Bill Behrens, Co-Founder, ReVision […]

Russelectric to Attend Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference

Russelectric, a leading manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems and solutions, announces that it will be attending the Solar Power Northeast Annual Conference, to be held February 5-6, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Solar Power Northeast is the largest learning forum in the Northeast for the solar and energy storage industries regarding […]

New Report on Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) have released a new report, Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers.

The report reviews existing and emerging low- and moderate-income (LMI) community solar programs, discusses key questions related to program design, outlines how states can leverage […]

Saffron and Solar Farms

Saffron crocuses blooming in a raised bed within a Peck Solar array in New Haven, VT. Image: A. Ghalehgolabbehbahani, UVM.

A Win-Win for the Environment and Agriculture

Margaret Skinner, Bruce L. Parker and Arash

Ghalehgolabbehbahani, who demonstrated that saffron could be profitably grown in Vermont, have teamed up with Peck Solar to […]

Pairing a Solar System with Heat Pumps

A 6.3kW grid-tied solar electric system paired with two single zone Mitsubishi heat pumps in Bath, Maine. Image: Maine Solar Solutions.

George Harvey

Things are changing almost everywhere energy is used. Increasing numbers of people are switching to solar photovoltaics (PV) to power their homes. And increasing numbers are switching to heat […]

Outreach and Community Engagement Support Vermont’s Renewable Energy Plan

Grace Olsen at the REV Conference on October 18, 2018. Courtesy image.

Grace Olsen

Vermont has an ambitious goal to power the state with 90% renewable energy sources by the year 2050 in all sectors: thermal, electric, and transportation. As the state continues to pursue this goal, job training within the renewable energy […]

Non-Traditional Solar Orientation

Integrity Energy LLC installed the solar system on the east and west-facing roofs to provide 100% of the energy needed for the EyeCare For You office in Bethel, VT. Photo: NR Mallery.

George Harvey

Usually, the choice for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems is to have them face due south or mount them […]

The Solar Industry in 2018

Note that this image is only a mock-up of what solar on Blaine House might look like. While it has been announced that the Governor’s house in Maine will be going solar in 2019, the design remains to be decided. Courtesy image of Revision Energy.

We at Green Energy Times often get quite […]

Backing up the Grid – All of It

Pumped storage systems are used to enable baseload power systems to match grid deamnd. Now they can be used to enable renewable power systems to do the same job. The Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant is shown. Tennessee Valley Authority image.

George Harvey

It is important to understand that thermal baseload power plants, […]