Back in 2008, a dedicated group of people were creating a vision for a multigenerational community that would be an innovative housing option for rural Midcoast Maine. The result was Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community with clustered homes on 42-acres, that use 90 percent less energy for space heating. Individual homes are smaller b
The Detroit Power Outage brought eight hours of hardship to Detroit on Dec. 2 — hardship that could have been averted with microgrids.
Yesterday the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its final
findings in the 3-year long trade war between the U.S. and China.
Additional tariffs will be imposed on modules from China and
Taiwan. Although this is good news for SolarWorld and other
American solar PV manufacturers, many in the U.S. solar industry
are not celebrating and the decision is expected to further divide
an already shaken solar industry.
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Billy Adams doesn't get an electric bill.
Perched along a hillside in the mountains of Western Maryland, Billy's home gets all its electricity from the sun.
He has a small battery pack that stores about five hours worth of electricity, and he heats his home with a very powerful 100,000 BTU wood stove. [Read more...]