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Power When the Grid Goes Down

Power lines downed by storms are an all-too-familiar sight lately. Wikimedia Commons By Nancy Rae Mallery If you have, or plan to have, a solar photovoltaic system, it is important that you address the question of what will happen when the grid fails. Without planning specifically for grid failure, most …

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Renewable Energy Leading U.S. Employment Growth

Wind technician on the job Photo: Energy.gov By George Harvey The U.S. Department of Energy recently released data for employment in energy fields for January, 2017. According to the data, solar generation has grown to employ the most people of all generating technologies, with 373,807 nationwide; wind power took second …

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a Winner

A 134-kW rooftop solar array was inaugurated in November 2017 at the DHMC’s Heater Road facility.  The 378 solar panels will offset 10% of the electrical demand of the Heater Road DHMC building. Photo courtesy of Norwich Solar Technologies. By Thaddeus Rumple Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has …

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Funding Boosts Australian Renewable Energy Storage Projects

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A system to capture biogas from a wastewater treatment plant, store it as thermal energy and sell it to the electricity grid is among the next wave of projects to receive money from the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology Fund. Source: Energy Storage News Funding …

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  • February 20 Green Energy News

    Headline News: Scientists at the University of Sheffield in the UK released a study that suggests using granulated basaltic rocks from volcanic eruptions could provide several positive benefits for agriculture and the climate. The benefits include improving soil fertility, cutting amounts of pesticides needed, and increasing carbon sequestration. [CleanTechnica] Spreading …

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  • Innovative, Effective Responses to Climate Change

    The recent news about climate change, hurricanes, firestorms etc is sobering and relates to a significant, often overlooked, cause of climate change namely, the massive amounts of food that we throw away. This ends up in landfills and, in rotting, emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.  We seem to be …

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