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ViZn Flow Batteries

Schematic rendering: Internal schematic of ViZn Energy’s GS200. Photos: ViZn Energy Systems

By George Harvey

Flow batteries have long offered a hope of low-cost, safe energy storage. With many potential designs for flow batteries, we have been waiting for one to come along that may have an effect on the ability of the […]

This Unique Combo of Wind And Hydro Power Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

Aerial view of the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, where the first wind farm with an integrated hydropower plant will be operational by the end of 2018. Photos – Copyright: Naturspeicher GmbH.

By Tobey Grumet, Oct 16, 2016

Wind is a clean, cheap source of renewable energy, but it’s also fickle. You can never […]

Heat Pumps Are Not Necessarily Free from Fossil Fuels

by G.E.T. staff

The October 2016 issue of Green Energy Times had two different articles on heat pumps. Based on the comments we received, we wish to clarify the relationship of heat pumps to fossil fuel consumption.

Heat pumps are highly efficient, in terms of the amount of heat they deliver versus […]

From Dirty Coal to Solar Power

The Mount Tom Power Station on Northampton St. in Holyoke, MA. The plant ceased burning coal in Dec., 2014. Photo:

By George Harvey

The Mount Tom Power Station, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, went into operation in 1960. As it aged and other coal-burning plants were replaced, it became one of the dirtiest power plants in New England. […]

Cape Light Compact Goes 100% Renewable

The RECs from the Eastham Elementary School’s solar PV system will be used in the Compact’s 100% Green Aggregation power supply program. Photo credit: Cape Cod Compact.

By George Harvey

All the customers of Cape Light Compact, in the 21 communities on Cape Cod and the island of Martha’s Vineyard, will get […]

GMP’s Solar Storage Project Becomes First in New England to Use Solar Battery Storage to Reduce Peak Demand

Saves Customers $200,000 in Just One Hour by Reducing Peak Power Demand

Colchester, Vt – Green Mountain Power’s Stafford Hill Solar Farm in Rutland, one of the nation’s first micro-grids powered solely by solar and battery back-up, is now the first in the region to use battery storage to reduce peak power usage, benefiting customers […]

Wood You Like to Save Money this Winter?

Tax Credits and Incentives

(reprinted with permission from Alliance For Green Heat)

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Financial incentives come in different shapes and sizes, and every type is found with wood and pellet stoves and furnaces. Exemptions, deductions, credits, rebates and vouchers all work differently, providing incentives that may be more valuable for one homeowner’s situation […]

Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval

Macksburg Wind Project. Courtesy of MidAmerican Energy

By Climate Nexus, EcoWatch

Reposted with permission from EcoWatch at

The Iowa Utilities Board approved the nation’s largest wind energy project (1), which will power 800,000 homes once completed. The 2,000-megawatt Wind XI project should be completed by the end of 2019.

“Wind energy helps us […]

Renewable Energy Generation Breaks Records Every Month in 2016

By Mike Gaworecki, EcoWatch

Reposted with permission from EcoWatch

Electricity generation in the United States from wind, solar and other renewable energy technologies (1) has set monthly records every month so far in 2016, based on data through June released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) (2) on August 24th.

Upper Valley Green Power Challenge

On behalf of Sustainable Hanover, we are reaching out to you and other clean energy advocates to  announce the Upper Valley Green Power Challenge.  We invite you to join us in introducing this unique opportunity for everyone in your community to switch from “brown” to Green-e certified electricity.

The Challenge is a buying group which originated in 2015 as […]