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North Adams to be 100 percent solar powered
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North Adams to be 100 percent solar powered

North Adams is the smallest city in Massachusetts. As of now, that tiny city, in the northwest corner of the commonwealth, is generating more solar power then the entire state of Massachusetts did just eight years ago. What otherwise would have been a forgotten hillside on the outskirts of North Adams, 6,000 solar panels are now in place, which have literally energized the community. "Time will tell but this will hopefully make the city 100% solar powered," said Mayor Richard Alcombright, at a ceremony Tuesday morning to mark the grand opening of the solar collecting facility. And with 100% of…
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources

Every time you flick a light switch, you send money to Texas, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be better to keep that money local? That's the question Sylvia Broude asked. Broude, the executive director of Toxics Action Center, was in town Wednesday, taking part in a statewide push to convince legislators to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest in renewable energy. The press conference in Fall River — held in Kennedy Park to allow a good view of the coal piles at the Brayton Point Power Station — was one of six held around the state in…
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Community Solar – Why Massachusetts is ahead of the curve, and needs to stay there
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Community Solar – Why Massachusetts is ahead of the curve, and needs to stay there

We are in the midst of an energy revolution. Massachusetts, the rest of America, and the rest of the world are building out a clean energy infrastructure. This infrastructure will be made of community solar projects, wind turbines and other renewable sources of power. We have a challenge with how we’re doing it in the United States. In certain places the poor are missing out, and the rich, as the adage goes, are getting richer. This isn’t what we had in mind when we say we want to democratize energy. It’s gotten to the point where certain groups are using this economic divide to…
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Why Plug Into Solar Energy?
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Why Plug Into Solar Energy?

Guest post from JNA Solar Why should you plug into solar energy? Solar energy is one of the many answers to our global energy needs. The sun is free and shining with limitless abundance everyday. Solar is a natural, eco-friendly answer to providing renewable, affordable power through an ever expanding array of different products. Whether you need to light up your patio, heat the pool, water the garden or run your home or business, solar has an inexpensive alternative that is worth considering. When you see a product that includes a photo voltaic cell, you know it’s powered by the sun.…
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4 Simple Benefits of Solar Energy
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4 Simple Benefits of Solar Energy

Guest post from JNA Solar Are you thinking about going solar? You are not alone in this movement, as many others in the world are embracing solar energy. Solar energy is good for the environment and saves you money. Using solar energy to power your home or workplace has many benefits, including economic, personal, and environmental. The following 4 simple benefits of solar energy will help you understand the immense benefits of solar power. 1. Solar energy saves you money – The cost of electricity is constantly on the rise, and multiple independent studies paint the same gloomy picture; electricity prices will…
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Indian Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects
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Indian Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked its ministries, States and all educational institutions across the country to utilise the space available with them to install grid connected solar rooftop systems. The government has set a target of 40,000 MW of grid connected rooftop solar power generation capacity by 2022 under the National Solar Mission. In a recent letter to all central ministries, States, public sector organisation, educational institutions, schools and colleges, New and Renewable Energy Ministry has urged to install grid connected solar rooftop systems/projects in their buildings. "Huge rooftop space is available in government buildings..even if a part of…
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Community solar farms growing around Maine
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Community solar farms growing around Maine

A planned community solar farm near Androscoggin Lake in Wayne is one of about 10 similar projects that are under development around the state. The projects are unlike traditional residential solar installation in that the households benefiting from the solar-generated power aren’t actually located on the sites of the solar arrays. Instead, the power goes to Central Maine Power Co.’s grid, and the customers get credit for the power to pay for their own electricity bills. The first community solar farm in Maine was built last fall in South Paris, and the proposed project in Wayne would become the third…
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