Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Solarize Upper Valley is Seeking Solar Installers

Solarize Upper Valley next campaign will begin this October. Vital Communities is currently seeking solar PV installers interested in bidding to work with these communities.

Bids will be accepted until September 12 at 5 p.m.

For more information visit

Sarah Simonds 802.291.9100 x109 […]

Get More Energy from your Solar in the Winter

By N. R. Mallery

So, you’ve invested in a solar system. Why? To be able to produce clean renewable energy, save on your energy bills, personal energy independence, and you might even have considered the future of the planet in your mix of reasons.

Here comes winter, with snow and ice now covering our solar […]

David Blittersdorf’s View from the Top

Picking Up the Pace to Reach 20% Renewables by 2020

Vermont’s current statewide comprehensive energy plan calls for 90% of our total energy use to come from renewable energy sources by the year 2050. Two months ago at the Renewable Energy Vermont conference in Burlington, REV leadership announced the need for immediate progress toward the […]

$2 Million now available for Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

From Andrew Perchlik, Vermont Public Service Department, Clean Energy Development Fund:

As of today, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the CEDF’s Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP) is open and accepting new incentive reservations for photovoltaic, solar hot water, and small wind systems.

New revised forms as well as the SSREIP Terms, Conditions and Requirements […]

Going Solar in Vermont

“We know that we face a planetary crisis with global warming, and that we must cut greenhouse gas emissions and cut back on fossil fuels,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is a member of the Senate energy and environment committees. “One of the greatest barriers that people face when they decide they want […]


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 […]