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Apply for the Solar Decathlon 2021 Design Challenge

Ready to push your limits and feed your passion for designing highly efficient buildings? The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2021 Design Challenge provides an unparalleled platform to showcase your creativity and ingenuity. Teams must apply by 5:00 p.m. ET on October 20, 2020.

Interested collegiate institutions can find detailed information on how […]

Congratulations to the Top Solar Contractors in our Region

George Harvey

Every year, Solar Power World (SPW), one of the top web sites and print publications for news relating to the solar power industry, publishes a list of the top contractors in the United States ( The list is based on the number of kilowatts (DC) the contractors installed in this country. The list […]

Shelburne, NH’s Energy Committee Sets Bar High for Energy Projects

A 15-kilowatt solar array was installed on the Shelburne town hall. The solar array offsets all of the electricity consumed annually by the Town Hall. Courtesy photo.

Emily Roscoe

The Town of Shelburne’s new energy committee is busy leading the way forward on clean energy projects. The northern New Hampshire town has a population […]

Municipal Solar Madison, NH

On July 20, 2020 a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the solar array built in Madison, NH for use of the town’s buildings. From the left are members of the Madison energy committee along with selectman Ray O’Brien’s wife, Brenda, and Brittany Angelo of ReVision Energy. Image: Tom Eastman

This article is adapted from […]

Extra-Ordinary Solar

Solar Pioneers: An Interview with Steven Strong

George Harvey

It isn’t very often that one gets a chance to talk with the people who started an important movement. I found the opportunity to interview Steven Strong, founder of Solar Design Associates (SDA), a memorable experience.

Steven, you founded SDA in the mid-1970s. What got you […]

Solarize Hanover Continues Amidst Pandemic

Waters’ residence in Hanover, NH with both rooftop and groundmounted tracker systems. Image: Kim Quirk.

Yolanda Baumgartner

Solarize Hanover has launched its 2020 campaign with a toolkit of online events in place of their usual in-person open house gatherings. This is year two of Sustainable Hanover’s three-year campaign to double the number of residential […]

W.S. Badger Flips the Switch to 100% Solar Energy in NH

1,384 solar panels bring award-winning sunscreen manufacturer closer to its 2030 goal of NET-ZERO

The 486.7kW rooftop solar array at W.S. Badger is expected to generate approximately 600,000 kWh of clean electricity per year which will cover 100% of Badger’s electrical needs. Photo courtesy W.S. Badger.

With a flip of the switch, W.S. Badger, […]

Local Solar Co. Developing Unique Approach to Generate Electricity

Norwich Solar Technologies’ SunTrap™ concentrating solar system. Images courtesy of NST

George Harvey

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports some innovative technologies through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program. Of special interest here is a grant given to Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) for its unique approach […]

TinySolar Vermont: Small, Affordable Solar

Charging a computer directly to a USB port.

George Harvey

Sometimes things work exactly as I think they should, and yet I feel a sense of astonishment that they do. This is one of those times.

Right now, I am typing away on the article you see before you, using a […]

Adani Ranked #1 for Global Solar Power Generation; Surpasses U.S.-based FirstSolar and Nextera for Top Spot

In a just-released report by Austin-based Mercom Capital Group, Adani Group ranked as the largest solar power generation owner in the world. According to the ranking, Adani is roughly 70 percent larger than the next-largest global solar power generation company.

More information on the report and Adani’s global standing can be found in […]