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SolarFest Returns to Center Stage in Brandon, VT

For over 25 years SolarFest has been the best summer festival in Vermont with the innovative idea of ‘energy education through the arts.’ Now they are building a permanent, year-round home in Brandon, Vermont to celebrate the wide-ranging solutions to climate change and its impact on our future. (Images courtesy of Mike Bailey)


Make A Fresh, Green Career Move

Online expert panel explain the “Transition to a Great Paying Green Job”

On Saturday January 15th, SolarFest and the 1786 Meeting House in Rupert are presenting a workshop of people who have already found exciting and profitable career opportunities in the trillion-dollar clean energy field. Join this online conversation to […]


Free Online Workshop: Home Efficiency for Savings & Comfort Saturday Dec. 4th from 10:00 – 11:30 am

Zoom in to learn what you can do to affordably make your home more comfortable & healthier. The basics are no longer basic, as building science includes everything from retrofitting to improve thermal gain & loss, […]

Today: SolarFest Streaming Live

Happy SolarFest’21 Virtual Music & Keynote — No Registration Needed Streaming Saturday Lineup at Online SolarFest’21 — 5:30pm: Bill McKibben Address 7:00pm: Singer-Songwriter Phil Henry, with special guest Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman 8:00pm: Jim Gilmour Band 9:00pm: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra See you at SolarFest’21 SolarFest connects people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships and […]

It’s time to get excited! SolarFest’21 — Sat. July 24th & Sun. July 25th With pre-festival movie screenings it’s time for a SolarFest Watch Party

The full schedule is now posted — and all activities are free. Don’t miss out on the fun — you need to register to attend the free, […]

Free SolarFest Workshop Nov 12 and 14

Free Workshop via Zoom Heat & Cool Your Home with the Sun Thursday Nov. 12th @ 6pm or Saturday Nov. 14th @ 10am Advance Registration Required Did you know you can heat & cool your home with the sun!? Join us and find out about the efficient and economical solar and heat pump connection, […]

SolarFest: It’s not too late!

FREE workshops, speakers & music Online Sat 7/25 & Sun 7/26 Share the “fest” with three incredible musical performers — Folk festival headliner Patchouli and Terra Guitarra, featuring soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar instrumentals, pure, haunting lead vocals, and the beautiful harmonies of Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli Saturday @ 8:00 […]

Free SolarFest Workshops via Zoom

Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 Advance registration is required! This weekend we are thrilled to offer live, captivating workshops; online as part of our Virtual SolarFest. These 60-minute sessions feature the latest, up-to-date information and interactive Q&A with top experts in their fields: Sat. 7/25 @ 12:00 pm: Is NOW the time for […]

Virtual SolarFest – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Completely FREE online festival on Sat. July 25 & Sun. July 26 includes:

Live, interactive workshops on the latest in solar power & storage, regenerative farming, electric vehicles, and off-grid homes Timely presentations by Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute, and keynote Storm Cunningham’s keynote: Transition to a Regenerative Economy Great, inspiring music from […]

Virtual SolarFest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Online July 25th & 26th

Beginning at noon on both Saturday, July 25th and Sunday July 26th, SolarFest is continuing a tradition in a completely new way with online music workshops and presentations.

“While the pandemic prevented us from gathering in person this year,” according to SolarFest President Bill Laberge, “we are privileged to […]