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Financing For Solar Plus Storage

By Todd Olinsky-Paul

The Capital Scan report by Lewis Milford and Robert Sanders details how to make renewable energy technologies like solar photovoltaics (PVs) and battery storage more accessible to low-income communities. It includes an extensive set of recommendations for investment strategies that foundations can use to benefit disadvantaged communities needing solar-plus-storage solutions for resilient […]

August 5 Green Energy News

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A finger of ice spilling out of the Chugach Mountains marks Alaska’s rapidly warming climate – almost literally. The path approaching Exit Glacier, the most accessible of the 500 square miles of ancient ice covering Kenai Fjords National Park, is a timeline of retreat. The glacier lost 252 feet last summer. Visitors notice […]

NH Solar Shares has Launched!

NH Solar Shares is a partnership between the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative and the NH Electric Cooperative to install community solar systems to benefit low-income families. Each array will be inspired by a task force of local volunteers and be built using funds from grants, crowd funding, individual donors, fundraisers and the state’s solar […]

July 2 Green Energy News

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The University of Oklahoma has long been known for weather and climate research, but a high-ranking administrator says an eight-year, $161 million project that has just formally begun puts OU in an entirely new orbit. The contract involves development, deployment and operation of the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory. [Tulsa World]

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NHSEA on NH PUC Net Metering Decision

NHSEA Pleased with PUC Order on the Future of Net Metering The NH Sustainable Energy Association (NHSEA) is pleased with the result issued on Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Public Utilities Commission’s final Order 26-029 in Net Metering Docket 16-576. NHSEA worked tirelessly in this proceeding with its members, experts (NHSEA’s experts included Primmer […]

NH solar: PUC lifts net metering limits

Utility regulators have issued a long-awaited order with significant implications for the growing solar industry in New Hampshire and financial rewards for property owners who install solar panels.

The order lifts all existing limits on so-called net metering, the process by which people who own solar panels sell their surplus electricity back into the grid […]

NHEC Breaks Ground on State’s Largest Solar Array

Site work is underway in Moultonborough at the future location of NHEC’s 2 MW solar PV system. Courtesy photo.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has begun construction of what will be the largest solar electric array in the state, a two megawatt (MW) system that will provide its members a clean source of electricity […]

Local Area Energy Initiatives Lead the Charge for Affordable Renewables in NH

Installation of a 24 kW solar PV array at the Bridge House Homeless Shelter and Veteran’s Support in Plymouth, NH. Photo: PAREI.

By Hope O’Shaughnessy

Three New Hampshire area energy initiatives are actively leading the way to provide easier and more affordable access to renewable energy throughout several areas of the Granite State. One […]

Solarize Albany and Capital Region Launches Third Campaign

Amy Pokorny and Kevin Johnson educate attendees on the Solarize Albany program at the Punkintown Fair. Photo courtesy Russ Pokorny

Solarize Albany and Capital Region is pleased to announce the launch of its third campaign! After successful campaigns in 2015 and 2016, the volunteers of Solarize Albany are again working to facilitate the installation […]

Oxford Memorial Library: A Nineteenth Century Building with Twenty-First Century Energy

The historic Oxford Memorial Library was built in 1811 and recently completed a project to reduce its energy costs and environmental footprint — an 18.81kW parking lot solar array. Photos courtesy of Nancy Wilcox, Library Director

By Chris Gillespie

All public libraries connect history with the present and future, but the Oxford […]