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More Than 350 Households and Small Businesses to Benefit from Sullivan County’s 2.7 Megawatt Solar Array

Project Supports Governor Cuomo’s Mandate of 50 Percent of Electricity to Come from Renewable Energy by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the state’s largest community solar project which will result in reduced energy bills […]

Solar Energy Options for Everyone: East Greenbush, NY

Are you a NYSEG or National Grid customer in the Capital Region who has considered making a switch to green, sustainable energy for your home, property, or business? Did you know that you can not only install solar panels on your home or business property, and buy or lease solar panels at a community […]

Solar Installations Declined 50% in Vermont

Vermonters want us to do our part to combat climate change – but our current solar program has Vermont taking a big step in the wrong direction. In January 2017, the Public Utilities Commission changed the statewide solar program (net metering). Under the first year of the program the amount of solar permitted dropped […]

Solar For Everyone Event: East Greenbush, NY


Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy (CASE)* is sponsoring a public forum on the many diverse options for using solar energy for one’s everyday electricity needs.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church at 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY. This event is […]

Concerned Citizens Left Bewildered

About Solar Issues in Massachusetts

On January 5, 2018, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) decided to raise rates, creating uncertainty for future solar customers in the Eversource utility territory. Under the Eversource proposal approved by the Commission, solar customers in the state’s largest utility service area will be forced onto demand charges. These […]

Plummeting Cost of Renewable Energy Plus Storage

By George Harvey

Watching the progress of a no-hitter in baseball has an unusual aspect to it. The exciting thing is that nothing new happens. The moment the game changes, the excitement ends.

That is how it has been with the prices of electricity from renewable power. The costs of solar and […]

Solar Power in New York State Exceeds 1,000% Growth


Since 2011, Solar Growth Leveraged $2.8 Billion in Private Investment, fueling 12,000 jobs Across the State

Increased Capacity Supports Governor’s Mandate for 50% of Energy Consumed to Come from Renewable Energy by 2030

On February 6, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that solar power in New York increased more than 1,000% from December […]

Tracking Solar in the Pioneer Valley

Solar tracking system in a field of flowers. Photos by Stephanie Williams, Solar Store of Greenfield.

By George Harvey

Many people who are interested in installing solar systems at their homes think in terms of an array mounted on the roof, or one mounted on the ground in a fixed position, pointing at the […]

Batteries for Backup or Off-grid storage

“The times they are a-changin’.” – Bob Dylan

Before: System with lead-acid batteries in need of replacement.

By N. R. Mallery and George Harvey

Until recently, the choice for battery storage of renewable energy generation has mostly been with lead-acid options. Today, with all the new battery technologies touted […]