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Senate Passes Sanders Amendment to Fund Williston Solar Regional Testing Center

WASHINGTON, June 25 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that the “minibus” appropriations bill that passed the Senate Monday by a 86-5 vote includes a Sanders-authored amendment to provide $4 million in federal funding to continue operations of the Vermont Regional Test Center (RTC) dedicated to researching solar technologies. The Vermont RTC, located on […]

Cuttyhunk Island’s Microgrid

The Market at Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Photo: John Phelan, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Elizabeth Islands form a small chain between mainland Massachusetts and the island of Martha’s Vineyard. The westernmost of these has the small community of Cuttyhunk. Because it has only fifty full-time residents, a submarine cable to supply power […]

Nashua Sets Bold Goals

Nashua’s Environment and Energy Committee Promotes Bike and Solar Programs, Sets Bold Energy Goals for Buildings, Vehicles

Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and members of the Environment and Energy Committee join Hudson town officials and representatives from Granite State Solar and Turn Cycle Solutions in celebrating the launch of Nashua Solarize+. Photo courtesy of the […]

VT Solar Developer Helps Newport, NH Achieve Net-Zero Energy Status

Downtown Newport, NH: Credit: Wikipedia

Newport voters approved by a margin of 652 to 235 a 2.2-megawatt solar energy project capable of providing the entire annual energy needs for Newport town and school facilities. The solar installation will be the largest municipal project in New Hampshire and one of the state’s largest overall. Likewise, […]

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 […]

NY-Sun’s Solarize Initiative is Getting the Job Done

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 2,439 solar projects have been installed or are in development in communities throughout New York. These projects are part of locally-organized campaigns supported through the NY-Sun Solarize Initiative. Solarize is a vital component of Governor Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard, which requires that half of New York’s electricity come […]

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 […]

Solar Power Takes Off at Lebanon’s Granite Air Center

Granite Air Center, with a new solar array on the hangar roof. Courtesy photo.

Lebanon, NH – Granite Air Center, Inc. announced that it has partnered with Norwich Solar Technologies of White River Junction, Vermont, to install a 218.1-kilowatt DC, net-metered photovoltaic (PV) system on the main hangar rooftop at their facility. It […]

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 […]