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Renewable Energy Around the World

Our leaders like to talk about “American exceptionalism,” but America is not so exceptional when it comes to renewable energy. In fact, we are falling far behind.

Countries all around the world are demonstrating that a transition away from fossil fuels is not only possible, but is a plausible, clean, and affordable path forward. Here’s […]

Early Bird Special: Register for the Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair before August 1st

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 […]

Request for Proposal- Funds available for renewable energy installations in Windham County!

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 […]

Ten reasons shifting to green energy can be better for your family

by Alycia Gordan

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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 […]

1st 3rd ’18 – Renewables Over 20% of U.S. Electrical Generation w. Wind at 8% & Solar at 2%

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

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Offshore Wind power Coming to the Northeast

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. […]

Sonnen Batteries

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 […]

How Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries are Easier on the Environment

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.

But […]

Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire

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 […]

Catamount Solar

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 […]