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How Does Solar Power Work in the Winter?

November 13, 2018

When you think about the winter, usually images of parkas, scarves, boots, and lots and lots of snow come to mind. The sun is not usually something that is associated with the winter weather that will greet us New Englanders in the coming months. So, how exactly does solar work in the winter? Are there...

Save on Your Utility Bills this Winter

November 5, 2018

To quote Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming!”  While it may not have the dire meaning as it does in that television series, it is something that New Englanders need to prepare for. Readying the snowblower, getting the bags of ice melt, and battening down the hatches are a good way to begin. Once homeowners...

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Why California is a Leader in Solar

November 1, 2018

The state of California continues to be a national leader in solar energy. Why is this? Could it be that they have more sunny days than other states? Or perhaps they have more environmentally conscious residents looking to use renewable energy sources rather than traditional sources such as coal, fossil fuels, and natural gas? Mostly,...

Three Ways to Help the Environment and Save Money?

October 23, 2018

It is unnerving to think that every day, through our normal routines and our dependence on energy, that the average citizen is harming the environment. Unfortunately, the fact is that Americans contribute to billions of gallons of wasted water, landfill garbage, and air pollution every single day. Over the past couple decades, there has been...

Tariffs and the Solar Industry – “SunPower Panels Exempt from Tariff”

October 16, 2018

In January 2018, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that the Trump administration had officially approved tariffs on imported solar panels. This step of imposing tariffs on goods coming into the United States from China is quickly escalating into a trade war. It has many people on Wall Street and in manufacturing companies...

The United Nations October 2018 Report on Climate Change: What this means and how you can help.

October 15, 2018

What could happen to our precious planet and its population with a global warming of a mere  1.5°C? This is the question that hundreds of scientists and government representatives have been poring over. On October 8, 2018, the scientific panel known as the IPCC, or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a dire report from...