Solar News & Climate Blog

Solaflect Solar Trackers Stand Up to Growing Weather Extremes

Coming on the heels of the warmest October on record, New England has already seen its first big Nor’Easter of the upcoming 2021-22 winter season …

Are We Veering Off Course in Meeting Our Climate Goals?

What’s going on with the world’s energy supply? Higher oil prices are pushing gasoline prices up to their highest levels in seven years. Demand for …

Our New Weather ‘Normal’ Is Bordering on the Extreme

Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger For many in Jamaica, Vermont, flood damage in August 2021 brought back memories of Tropical Storm Irene from 10 years earlier …

Illustration of solar farm in a field

Solar Will Provide Nearly Half of U.S. Power Needs by 2050, Energy Department Says

The future belongs to solar – and its massive growth begins now. That’s the upbeat forecast from the U.S. Department of Energy, issued in a …

Only a Few Weeks Left to Lock In the Best Solar Rates in Vermont

August 31st. That’s the last day you can lock in the best financial incentives to go solar in Vermont. With net metering rates set to …

Heat Waves and Heat Pumps

With More Heat Waves, Home Air Conditioning Is Becoming a Must-Have Appliance The dog days of summer have arrived – and so have the heat …

Are ‘Climate Refugees’ Coming to New England? 2020 Data Sure Seems to Say So

It’s official. In Vermont, out-of-staters piled into the state to snap up homes at near-record rates in 2020, and no doubt New Hampshire and western …

Oil Majors Pressed on Three Fronts to Get Serious about Climate Change – and Renewables

The oil and gas industry was dealt three heavy blows in recent days – from the courts, government agencies and investors. In each instance, the …

NOAA Online Tools Help You Chart Global Warming in Your Area

Each decade, the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updates its analysis of U.S. weather patterns by comparing temperature, precipitation and other meteorological trends …

Colonial Pipeline Hack Is Latest Example of Fossil Fuel Frailties

The vulnerability of the nation’s fossil energy supply system was on full display again last week. Hackers penetrated the computer systems of Colonial Pipeline, causing …

Five Reasons to Install Solar this Summer

Springtime feels extra special this year. Not only are we shaking off a long winter, but we’re slowly, steadily escaping the clutches of a year+ …

What Are the Benefits of Charging Your EV at Home vs. Public Charging Stations?

One of the biggest questions owners of electric vehicles face is how to keep their EV batteries charged. As a (conservative) rule of thumb, each …