solar power http://nhpr.org en The Currency: Bay State Solar Company Expands Into N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/currency-bay-state-solar-company-expands-nh <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The Currency is our ongoing look at economic and business news in New Hampshire.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:40:25 +0000 Amanda Loder 50449 at http://nhpr.org The Currency: Bay State Solar Company Expands Into N.H. Solar Power: Brightening Prospects In New England? http://nhpr.org/post/solar-power-brightening-prospects-new-england <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewable energy in the country.&nbsp; Although still a tiny piece of the energy portfolio, many are taking note of this expansion, including traditional utilities.&nbsp; We’re looking at these brightening prospects for solar in New Hampshire and New England and the challenges that might cloud its future growth.</p><p></p><p><strong>GUESTS:</strong></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47272 at http://nhpr.org Solar Power: Brightening Prospects In New England? 'Solarize' Effort Aims To Double Solar Power In Upper Valley Towns http://nhpr.org/post/solarize-effort-aims-double-solar-power-upper-valley-towns <p></p><p>There’s an experiment beginning in the Upper Valley: three communities are in the midst of a blitz attempting to double the number of solar panels in their towns. It’s called Solarize Upper Valley, and it’s being kicked off this week.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:43:47 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 45329 at http://nhpr.org 'Solarize' Effort Aims To Double Solar Power In Upper Valley Towns Consumers Can Back Solar Together Under N.H.'s 'Group Net Metering' Law http://nhpr.org/post/consumers-can-back-solar-together-under-nhs-group-net-metering-law <p>For some time now in New Hampshire, consumers and businesses who install and use solar panels have been able to earn refunds for the power they generate and return to the electric grid. This is known as “net metering.”</p><p>A state law passed last year <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1029757-469/ill-take-some-arugula-a-free-range-chicken.html" target="_blank">makes it possible for some consumers to participate in net metering and earn refunds <em>without</em> having their own solar arrays</a>.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:17:09 +0000 Brady Carlson 44144 at http://nhpr.org Consumers Can Back Solar Together Under N.H.'s 'Group Net Metering' Law Solar In New Hampshire: Big And Small At The Same Time http://nhpr.org/post/solar-new-hampshire-big-and-small-same-time <p>We’ve been talking about energy a lot lately in New Hampshire – <a href="http://nhpr.org/term/wind-energy">debates over wind farms</a>, jet-fueled turbines generating power during peak demand, and, of course, <a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/northern-pass">Northern Pass</a>.</p><p>There’s one energy project that hasn’t gotten much attention lately – a project in Peterborough that would create <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1027266-469/nh-solar-power-isnt-as-small-as.html" target="_blank">the largest solar power array in the state</a>.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:17:40 +0000 Brady Carlson 42598 at http://nhpr.org Solar In New Hampshire: Big And Small At The Same Time A Surge For Solar Power? http://nhpr.org/post/surge-solar-power <p>This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewables in the country.&nbsp; Although still a tiny piece of the energy portfolio, many are taking note of this expansion, including traditional utilities.&nbsp; We’re looking at these brightening prospects for solar in New Hampshire and New England and the challenges that might cloud its future growth.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 39699 at http://nhpr.org A Surge For Solar Power? Solar Roof Shingles http://nhpr.org/post/solar-roof-shingles <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: I’m getting my roof redone and have heard about solar shingles. Are they available—and are they practical for the Northeast?</strong><em>-- John Denson, Glastonbury, CT</em></p><p></p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 24313 at http://nhpr.org Solar Roof Shingles The Micro-Grid: The Grid Gold Standard? http://nhpr.org/post/micro-grid-grid-gold-standard <p></p><p></p><p>For the most dedicated environmentalists, small scale renewables, right in our back-yard are the gold standard of energy generation. In the final installment of this weeklong look at New Hampshire’s energy future, we consider what a more distributed grid might look like.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:55:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 21205 at http://nhpr.org The Micro-Grid: The Grid Gold Standard? Skating on Ice Made by the Sun http://nhpr.org/post/skating-ice-made-sun <p>Sarah P. Reynolds tells us how a new rink is taking "green" to the next level.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:24:20 +0000 Sarah Reynolds 7775 at http://nhpr.org Skating on Ice Made by the Sun