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Kickstarting the Sun

by Katelynn Ulrich July 17, 2014


  It is 6 PM on a Monday night. On the third floor of Brown’s Brewery, in a private room, sit the members of the steering committee for Solarize Troy. They are all here voluntarily. They ...

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Signs of the Times

by Ann Morrow May 1, 2014

  Why don’t those mini-billboards along the New Jersey Turnpike flash any messages? It’s because they aren’t billboards—though the rectangular screens can be viewed as an advertisement of sorts for New Jersey’s commitment to solar energy. ...

Enjoying the Long View

by Ali Hibbs April 17, 2014


  “Everything has really been win-win,” says Tom Rossi. “Especially the solar system. Ready to see the roof?” Rossi is eager to show off the solar panels he and his partner, John Blackburn, had installed on the ...

Energy Independent by 2030

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 20, 2013


  It is a surprisingly strong and sad thing that someone did along the way to convince many of us that “cynic” and “realist” meant the same thing. It’s this uncomfortable niggling belief that keeps many people ...