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Virtual SolarFest Continues

The complete Virtual SolarFest is available through Labor Day

Everyone was disappointed that we couldn’t get together in person this year, however, there is one upside to a virtual festival. Summer schedules are busy, so you can enjoy the presentations and performances at your convenience.

Enjoy the entire SolarFest 2020 right here!

This year […]

Bhima Nitta, Passionate Part of the Solution

Bhima Nitta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bhima (Bhimashankar) Nitta, founder and owner of Power-Guru Solar Electric Systems. Bhima entered the hospital and passed away on Thursday, August 6 after a very brief illness.

Power-Guru Solar Electric Systems will be continuing operation normally during this time; servicing existing […]

SUN DAY Campaign: Renewables Hit New Record!

Provide More Than One-Quarter Of U.S. Electricity

Washington DC – Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In May […]

Norwich Technologies Wins U.S. Department of Energy Grant for Solar Power Research and Development

$1.1 Million Grant Will Help Vermont Small Business Commercialize a Hybrid Concentrating Solar-Thermal and Photovoltaic System Using Thermal Storage to Deliver 24/7 Renewable Power

Contact: Steve Snyder (802) 359-7406 Email:

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT, July 20, 2020 –Norwich Technologies announced today that the company has been awarded a $1.1 million dollar U.S. Department of […]

Virtual SolarFest – Free Registration

Time for some SolarFest fun!Sat. July 25 & Sun. July 26 The need for SolarFest has never been greater— that’s why we’re doing it for FREE —

Be part of the best workshops — live via Zoom:

Perennial Favorite: Renewables 101: Solar & Storage (Bill & Danielle Laberge) Multi-state experts: Is now the […]

We stood up for solar rights — and we won!

Join us for a free webinar.

Together, we stood up for solar rights — and we won! Thank you!

You spoke and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) listened. Today, FERC unanimously dismissed a petition to end net metering.

Anti-solar interests tried to deny solar owners fair compensation for the solar […]

Backup Power Systems for the Home: Batteries When the Grid Fails

When the grid goes down, often the electric lines do, as well. Lines in Burlington, VT. Artaxerxes, Photo: Wikimedia Commons,

Danielle Ferguson

North Carolina residents will tell you that they may have hurricanes, but at least they don’t have blizzards. Buffalo natives will say sure, they have blizzards, but at least they don’t […]

Lithium Batteries and Medical Facilities

Reliable Power for Essential Care

Essential work needs reliable power at all times. Emergency Entrance, Glens Falls Hospital. JBC3, Public domain,

“Essential” has become one of the defining words of 2020. Hospitals have always been essential to human health and flourishing, but we have a new appreciation for them after the COVID-19 crisis.


Working Together: Fortress Battery and Green Mountain Solar

In Hinesburg, VT, 24 LG panels enjoy clear-blue summer skies to power the home and charge the Fortress back-up-energy-storage system. Photos courtesy of Green Mountain Solar.

George Harvey

Fortress Power

Regular readers of Green Energy Times might have read “Battery Storage Choices Grow with Fortress Power,” an article that was […]

Solar Power is Moving Forward in the Upper Valley

A 500-MW (AC) array on the site of an old Goodyear facility in Windsor, VT was recently commissioned. It will provide 100% solar power for Harpoon Riverbent Taps & Beergarden. The solar system was installed by Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) of White River Junction, VT. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies.

George Harvey