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Energy Has a Diversity Problem. We’re Calling on the Solar Industry to Fix It

Solar is no longer a fledgling industry. It’s more important than ever to improve diversity in hiring, say NAACP’s Rosemary Lytle and Vote Solar’s Melanie Santiago-Mosier.


According to a February report from The Solar Foundation, despite recent federal headwinds, overall solar employment is more than double what […]

VT Solar Developer Helps Newport, NH Achieve Net Zero Energy Status

Newport, NH – Newport voters approved by a margin of 652 to 235 a 2.2-Megawatt solar energy project capable of providing the entire annual energy needs for Newport Town and School facilities. The solar installation will be the largest municipal project in New Hampshire and one of the state’s largest […]

NYS Assemblyman Englebright STOP Very Destructive Energy Resource (VDER) Crediting Mechanism

New legislation would keep net metering until 2021

“With Long Island solar installations dropping 44% between 2016 and 2017, now is not the time to introduce a new Value of Distributed Energy Resources System (VDER) crediting mechanism that causes confusion and unpredictability,” said Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D-Setauket). “The Public Service Commission (PSC) has badly […]

Solar PV for Massachusetts Farmers: Promise and Problems

A 16.8kW dual-use array completed in 2009 at UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture in South Deerfield, MA. The crops directly underneath the solar panels produced yields comparable to crops in direct sunlight. These crops include tomatoes, beans, and lettuce, among others. Courtesy James Marley, Hyperion Systems, Fall 2017.

By Roy Morrison

The new […]

Winchell Factor, PVs & Snow Shedding

on Fixed vs. Adjustable Mounting Systems

Snow is cleared from Lanoie’s 40-year-old rooftop solar thermal collectors by accessing them via the two roof windows.

By Russ Lanoie

“Winchell Factor,” as it is often called here in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is a phenomenon that anyone out on a cold, windy day has come to […]

Solar Adds To Sustainability at Newmont Farm’s Fairlee, VT Location

A mid-summer evening at the main Newmont Farm location in Bradford, VT. Image courtesy of Newmont Farm

By Evan Lawrence

Newmont Farm, in Fairlee, Vermont, recently completed a photovoltaic system that will supply about half the farm’s electricity.

Walter and Margaret Gladstone bought the former Mallary Farm in 1987. Their son Will joined them […]

Community Solar for Community Action

New Solar Array Planned at SEVCA’s Westminster Location

Rendering of SEVCA’s 150kW solar array consisting of ground- and roofmounted systems. Image: John Ruvelson, RREAL

By Becky Himlin

Over 33 million American households struggle with energy poverty, forcing them to make difficult choices between home energy and other basic necessities, such as health care, housing, […]

Letter to the Editor – The Hub

To the editor:

We very much enjoy reading Green Energy Times. We get it at our local Glens Falls, NY YMCA.

The Hub. Courtesy photo.

We thought you may be interested in knowing about our recent solar installation in support of a business. Two AllEarth Renewables solar trackers were installed at […]

SolarFest Summit Celebration

Saturday August 18th & Sunday, August 19th Stratton Mountain, Vermont

The SolarFest commitment to energy education through the arts continues this year in partnership with the Stratton Mountain Summer Concert Series.

Save the dates: 8.18.18 & 8.19.18

The SolarFest Summit Celebration will feature inspiring nationally recognized speakers, over 50 leading experts in workshops and […]

Solar Farms: Free Event

Solar Future, Solar Farms – Guilderland Public Library Saturday April 28, 1 pm expert presentations – Helderberg Room 2:30 exhibits by Community Solar Projects – Normanskill Room

What’s the latest news on Solar energy? How can energy consumers benefit from this limitless natural resource for your home or your business? Dr. Richard Perez, University […]