Solar News & Climate Blog

Community Power Comes to New Hampshire – But Will It Green the Grid?

A new electric utility is setting up shop in New Hampshire. If you live in one of the 18 cities or towns that it’s ready …

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Go Solar with a Solaflect Tracker!

With Spring just around the corner, Solaflect Energy is getting ready for another busy season of solar Tracker installations. Our Trackers deliver 40% more power …

As the Climate Warms, So Does Our Arctic Connection

How Will Wider Temperature Swings Affect Home Heating and Cooling Demand? They call it “climate change” for a reason. While our planet is warming fast, …

Climate Checkup for 2022:  What Six Charts Tell Us

2022 was another year of wild, warm and unpredictable weather. As we did a year ago, here’s an annual checkup on the globe’s health, as …

New England Utilities Hit by Year-end Power Outages and Set More Rate Hikes for 2023 

Last summer, New Hampshire ratepayers saw their electric bills soar by 40% – 60%. Now it’s Vermont’s turn. Four municipal utilities in Vermont are raising …

Solar Wraps Up 2022 with a Mixed Bag of Policy Developments

The holidays are upon us – and time for some good cheer! Still, the world keeps on spinning on matters we hold dear. December has …

FAQ: What Is Vermont’s Long-term Plan for Electric Vehicles? 

The move toward an all-electric future just got a step closer in Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has completed two public hearings …

It’s Time to Give Thanks for Recent Policy Gains in Fighting Climate Change

As we head into Thanksgiving weekend, it’s time to take stock of our world and give thanks for things we hold dear. There’s a lot …

Big Savings Await Those Who Electrify Their Homes and Move to Solar Power

In a recent post, we showed how Solaflect Trackers – when used to charge electric vehicles – can usually pay back their installed cost in …

Its Time to Switch to a Solar-powered EV – and Weve Got the Numbers to Prove It!

Now that Congress has passed generous new tax credits for the purchase of solar energy and electric vehicles, you may be wondering if now is …

With Winter Just Around the Corner, Get Ready for Much Higher Utility Bills

While utilities have lots of charges for energy, transmission and other customer fees, a typical bill boils down to two main components – supply and …

Pop Quiz: 10 Things You Should Know About California’s Record-setting Heat Wave

The record heat wave that struck California last week posed the biggest threat to our nation’s electrical grid since a deep freeze that shut down …