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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 […]

The Disruption has Begun

Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels

By George Harvey

The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]

MA Senate Bill 2545 – Mind Boggling PV Progressive legislation!

The Senate passed S.2545 unanimously – in a decisive bi-partisan message to the House. The bill includes almost everything we could want in a clean energy bill.

The […]

Historic First: New England Solar Output Produces Daytime LOW Utility Demand

The megawatt of solar installed for the City of South Portland was part of a historic clean energy event on April 21, 2018.

For the first time ever, on April 21st, 2018, New England’s combined 2,400 megawatt solar fleet produced so much power that the grid experienced a LOW peak in the middle […]

Don’t let Eversource punish people who choose solar!

Don’t let Eversource punish people who install solar panels on their home with confusing new charges. Urge your legislators to stand strong for Massachusetts’ clean energy leadership.

Utilities hate competition. And they have no qualms about trying to […]

Two great events taking place in VT this weekend

There are two great events taking place in VT this weekend. Coming this Saturday, June 9th — the Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting in Randolph hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, and SunCommon’s Sun CARnival, an event in South Burlington celebrating electric vehicles, giving you the chance to see EVs up close and get your […]