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Innovative Co-op Solar Program Back And Better For 2013

Shelburne, VT – Senator Bernie Sanders, Andrew Perchlik from the Department of Public Service and CEDF, David Blittersdorf, CEO of AllEarth Renewables and Board Member of the Energy Co-op of Vermont, Tom Berry from Sen. Leahy’s office, Jon Copans from Congressman Welch’s office, and local […]

Rand’s Hardware is Doing it Big in Plymouth NH

Steve Rand, at Rand’s Do it Best Hardware in Plymouth, New Hampshire, could teach a course on fitting up old buildings for energy efficiency. He got a lot of experience refitting the building his hardware store is in.

In addition to the hardware store, the building has two other businesses and eight apartments. The main […]


… By the People – For the People !

SUNREI volunteers helping homeowners install evacuated tubes

40 evacuated tubes, Easton, NH

2 flat plates on one of the oldest houses in Bethlehem, NH

Deck-mounted flat plate, Bethlehem, NH

One of 40 evacuated tubes being passed […]

Passive Solar

By George Harvey

There an allegory about a certain man, who was walking through a construction site, when he accidentally kicked over a bottle that happened to be standing in his path. The bottle opened, and out popped a Jinni. “You have freed me,” said the Jinni, “so I will grant you three wishes.”

“Nothing […]

Vermont Solar Hot Water Initiative Launches

Three Local Organizations Partner To Roll Out Solar Program

East Montpelier, VT – Three local organizations have joined together to help Vermonters save money by installing solar hot water systems. Sunward Systems is providing the solar collectors, EnergySmart of Vermont is installing the systems, and Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) is offering a discount to […]

Presidential Debate on October 3rd should address climate change & a renewable energy plan

Presidential Debate on October 3rd should address climate change & a renewable energy plan of descent away from our dependence on depleting fossil fuels. […]

GOOD NEWS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN VT! $1.25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects Made Available To Home and Businesses Owners

CEDF) announced today thatthe Clean Energy Development Fund Board has approved the allocation of an additional $1.25 million to support the installation of solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and small wind energy projects for home owners, communities, and businesses across Vermont. The program is now open again for incentive reservations. […]

Net Metering request for info from VT Dept of Public Service

The Request focuses on the analysis of the costs and benefits of net metering to non-participating ratepayers.… public and expert input would be particularly valuable. […]

Vermont’s latest energy statute: cap removed for locational benefits to the power grid

Vermont’s latest energy statute expands its statewide Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Program and removes program cap for projects with locational benefits to the power grid […]

Assessing Whether Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Re-posted from New York Times 5/11/12

As I report in The Times, legions of companies will offer to install a system at no upfront cost and promise customers cheaper, cleaner electricity over the course of 20 years. Some are small and local, while others, including SolarCity, Sunrun, Sungevity and SunEdison, are larger, with national […]