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Star Island – a 43 acre spit of land in the isles of shoals, more than 6 miles off the New Hampshire coast – is installing enough solar panels to power roughly 30 homes and a battery array to back them up.

The island is home to a hotel and conference center run by a non-profit with close ties to the Unitarian Universalist Church. Its efforts to go solar are actually culmination of years of work that some think are a model for how the future of energy could look on the mainland.

Solar Power: Brightening Prospects In New England?

Apr 24, 2014
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This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewable energy in the country.  Although still a tiny piece of the energy portfolio, many are taking note of this expansion, including traditional utilities.  We’re looking at these brightening prospects for solar in New Hampshire and New England and the challenges that might cloud its future growth.

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This sun-fueled source is one of the fastest growing types of renewables in the country.  Although still a tiny piece of the energy portfolio, many are taking note of this expansion, including traditional utilities.  We’re looking at these brightening prospects for solar in New Hampshire and New England and the challenges that might cloud its future growth.

GUESTS:

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Dr. Daniel Palanker is associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, a member of the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, and senior author on a paper published last month in Nature Photonics describing his work on photovoltaic retinal prosthetics.

 

Clothesline: Solar Device or Eyesore?

Nov 1, 2007

A battle is brewing in neighborhoods across the nation to bring back what was once part of America’s backyard landscape – the clothesline. This green movement touts the clothesline as an environmentally friendly way to dry laundry. But about 60 million Americans live in community associations that prohibit or restrict clotheslines. As New Hampshire Public Radio’s Amy Quinton reports, right-to-dry advocates are hoping legislation will change that. 

It’s a sunny fall day in Nashua and Vicki Meeghar wishes she could be hanging her laundry outside to dry.

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