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CESA Guide Outlines Strategies to Bring the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Households

The Clean Energy States Alliance publishes recommendations for government agencies and policymakers for designing low-income solar programs.

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has taken an in-depth look at successful and promising policies and programs that can be used to bring the benefits of solar to low-income consumers. Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to […]

Opportunities for Community Solar in the Upper Valley of NH

Thinking about installing solar panels? Now is the perfect time to step up! Sustainable Hanover is hosting a panel presentation on Thursday April 27th featuring a range of local speakers experienced in the world of solar power. Hosted at the Richmond Middle School, the evening will begin at 5:30 pm with displays by various solar […]

One Woman’s Amazing Story:

Solarizing In The Upper Valley

By George Harvey

How many solar installers does it take to finish 53 home systems in a year? Answer: “Three, if they are a woman named Kim Quirk and two members of her crew at Energy Emporium.” I struggle to describe what an amazing accomplishment this is. […]

Solar Power Is Now the Least Expensive Energy Option

Conventional thinking on energy costs has been stood on its head.

By George Harvey

In December, we got word from two different, highly respected sources, that the cost of solar electric power has now dropped so far, that it is now our least expensive power source. The sources, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and Lazard […]

Two New Hampshire Campaigns Launched for Solar and Energy Efficiency

Revision Energy Team. Photo: John Capron of ReVision Energy.

By Michelle Harrison

New Hampshire is welcoming spring with the launch of two clean energy campaigns, Energize 360 and Solarize Mt. Washington Valley. Both of these programs are for homeowners, business owners and non-profits in a given community to group-buy energy efficient products and save […]

Southshire Community Solar

Southshire Community Solar project array. Photo courtesy Bhima Nitta.

By George Harvey

Bhima Nitta, the owner of Power Guru, in Bennington, Vermont, told us about a new community solar system in Shaftsbury, Vermont. The Southshire Community Solar project’s first phase was completed in September of 2016. Now, a larger second phase is […]

Going Solar – Do Your Due Diligence – Part Three of Three

Net Metering Value

By Jonathan Teller-Ellsburg

This series started in our December 2016 edition of Green Energy Times, followed by part 2 in February, 2017. You can read parts 1 and 2 at and, on pp. 8-9.

Whether you prefer your solar to generate apples or oranges, be sure you […]

Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Rises to $3.2 Billion in Q1 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Debt and VC funding up, Increased M&A activity

AUSTIN, Texas – April 10, 2017 – Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the first quarter of 2017.

Solar Corporate Funding Q1 2016 – […]

Capital Region Meeting of the New York Solar Energy Society

Tour of Union College’s Co-generation Plant Union College, Schenectady, NY Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Marc Donovan, assistant director of facilities, will lead the tour of the one year old $12 million dollar co-generation plant that produces an average of 78% of Union’s total energy. Here is a good article for […]

Largest Solar Farm East of the Mississippi: Gulf Power solar farm project close to completion

Gulf Power announced its solar farm project on Eglin Air Force Base is about halfway done. The plant will be the largest solar farm east of the Mississippi with 1.5 million panels. The solar farm will take up more than 700 football fields of space on Eglin reserve. Click here to learn more.