solar power http://wamc.org en Dominion Renewable Energy Facilities Open http://wamc.org/post/dominion-renewable-energy-facilities-open <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — <a href="https://www.dom.com/index.jsp" target="_blank">Dominion Resources Inc.</a> is marking the beginning of commercial operations at two renewable energy facilities in Connecticut.</p><p>The Richmond, Va.-based energy company said operations have begun at its fuel <a href="https://www.dom.com/about/stations/fossil/dominion-bridgeport-fuel-cell.jsp" target="_blank">cell facility in Bridgeport, Conn.</a>, and <a href="https://www.dom.com/about/stations/renewable/solar/connecticut-solar-power-project.jsp" target="_blank">solar center in Somers, Conn</a>.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 80760 at http://wamc.org Dominion Renewable Energy Facilities Open VT's Largest School Solar Array Online http://wamc.org/post/vts-largest-school-solar-array-online <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury now has Vermont's largest school solar array. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 04:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 79751 at http://wamc.org VT's Largest School Solar Array Online National Solar Testing Site Being Launched in VT http://wamc.org/post/national-solar-testing-site-being-launched-vt <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont is going to host a regional center to help test solar technology. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 77019 at http://wamc.org National Solar Testing Site Being Launched in VT Utility Co. Starts Third Solar Project In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/utility-co-starts-third-solar-project-western-massachusetts <p>A major utility company has started construction on a third large solar facility in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; Despite being a northeast state Massachusetts has seen a boom in solar power over the last five years.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 76092 at http://wamc.org Utility Co. Starts Third Solar Project In Western Massachusetts Springfield,Utility Co. Set Energy Savings Goal http://wamc.org/post/springfieldutility-co-set-energy-savings-goal <p>The city of Springfield Massachusetts has entered into a three -year partnership with a utility company to dramatically reduce energy use.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; In a first of its kind agreement in western Massachusetts &nbsp;the city of Springfield will work in partnership with Western Massachusetts Electric Company toward a goal of reducing the city’s energy consumption by 12 percent over the next three years.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 67404 at http://wamc.org Springfield,Utility Co. Set Energy Savings Goal City Electricity Goes "Green" In June http://wamc.org/post/city-electricity-goes-green-june <p>A Columbia County city plans to become the first community in New York state to purchase its electricity as locally-produced wind power.</p><p>Researchers say that with a little effort, New York could get the power it needs from wind, water and sunlight by 2030. The city of Hudson is leading the pack for now with the announcement it will purchase electricity through retailer Viridian Energy. Hudson Mayor William Hallenbeck hails the move as a "win-win for the environment and for taxpayers."</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:22:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 64262 at http://wamc.org City Electricity Goes "Green" In June Ed Steins - SolarCity Regional Vice President for New York and the Northeast http://wamc.org/post/ed-steins-solarcity-regional-vice-president-new-york-and-northeast <p>SolarCity, a national chain of solar energy infrastructure installation and maintenance professionals, is expanding its Albany operation center, and has announced they are hiring for 34 positions across the state, including eight at their Albany location.</p><p>The expansion coincides with the company&rsquo;s approval last week as a fully affiliated contractor by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and their accreditation in June as an affiliate contractor in NYSERDA&rsquo;s Home Performance with Energy Star Program.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 44415 at http://wamc.org Report Ranks Massachusetts Municipalities For Solar Power Development http://wamc.org/post/report-ranks-massachusetts-municipalities-solar-power-development <p>A new report highlights the&nbsp; 30 fold growth in solar power in Massachusetts in just five years. The report ,released Tuesday, by an&nbsp; environmental advocacy group ranks each of the state&rsquo;s cities and towns for solar power development.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:50:51 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43336 at http://wamc.org Report Ranks Massachusetts Municipalities For Solar Power Development Woodstock Hopes To Make Power From Sunshine http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-hopes-make-power-sunshine <p>An Ulster County town is looking to outfit its municipal facilities with solar power - there are questions, conerns... and a catch to making it work. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>Facing an approaching deadline, the Woodstock Town Board decided in favor of designating a Kingston-based vendor to seek state-funding through NYSERDA to construct a photovoltaic power array that would transmit electricity to town-owned properties.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:21:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 40056 at http://wamc.org