Solar http://wamc.org en Report Shows Solar Job Growth Throughout Northeast http://wamc.org/post/report-shows-solar-job-growth-throughout-northeast <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Solar Foundation has issued its national <a href="http://thesolarfoundation.org/solarstates">Solar Jobs Census 2013</a> showing what it calls “record-breaking job growth” in the solar industry, including a surge in the Northeast. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83775 at http://wamc.org Report Shows Solar Job Growth Throughout Northeast VT Prison Wants To Install Solar Array http://wamc.org/post/vt-prison-wants-install-solar-array <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont prison in St. Johnsbury is planning to install a solar array outside the facility's fence as a way to help save money. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81467 at http://wamc.org VT Prison Wants To Install Solar Array Skidmore College Solar Array Gets OK From Greenfield Planning Board http://wamc.org/post/skidmore-college-solar-array-gets-ok-greenfield-planning-board <p><em>Correction 10/11/13: The fence surrounding the array will be six-feet high, not five, as previously reported.</em></p><p>Greenfield&rsquo;s planning board voted this week to approve Skidmore College&rsquo;s application for a Planned Unit Development &ndash; or PUD. The project involves the construction of a 2-megawatt solar array on a 120-acre parcel of land owned by the college that currently contains baseball and polo fields.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:41:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 75366 at http://wamc.org Skidmore College Solar Array Gets OK From Greenfield Planning Board Utility Limits Net Metering http://wamc.org/post/utility-limits-net-metering <p></p><p></p><p>The Washington Electric Cooperative, a small utility in Vermont, has announced that it will set limits on net metering systems. That has raised concerns from advocacy groups who say such a move could discourage development of solar installations. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71458 at http://wamc.org Utility Limits Net Metering Report Cites Twelve Top Solar States http://wamc.org/post/report-cites-twelve-top-solar-states <p></p><p></p><p>A new report released this morning ranks the top 12 solar producing states.&nbsp; Vermont and Massachusetts are among the leaders and New York is swiftly climbing the ranks. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69853 at http://wamc.org Report Cites Twelve Top Solar States Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-sets-new-solar-energy-target <p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials announced yesterday a new target for solar energy installation in the commonwealth.</p><p>In his first term, Governor Patrick set a goal of reaching 250 megawatts of solar energy installed statewide by 2017. That goal has been reached four years early, prompting the Patrick-Murray Administration to set a new target of 1.6 gigwatts of solar power by 2020.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan said that the rate of solar installation is increasing rapidly.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 16:48:04 +0000 Lucas Willard 63709 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target Community Corner: Alicia Barton, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center http://wamc.org/post/community-corner-alicia-barton-ceo-massachusetts-clean-energy-center <p></p><p></p><p>The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced that ten communities in the commonwealth will participate in a new round of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Solarize Mass program, which encourages small businesses and home owners to invest in solar energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Alicia Barton.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:28:16 +0000 Lucas Willard 61587 at http://wamc.org Community Corner: Alicia Barton, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center New College Solar Array Aims to Educate Students and Farmers About Alternative Energy http://wamc.org/post/new-college-solar-array-aims-educate-students-and-farmers-about-alternative-energy <p>A new solar installation at the University of Vermont is targeting not only powering part of the campus, but enhancing Vermont’s statewide agriculture sector.<br> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46771 at http://wamc.org New College Solar Array Aims to Educate Students and Farmers About Alternative Energy Massachusetts Solar Program Drawing Attention http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-solar-program-drawing-attention <div><p>Two Berkshire communities are participating in a statewide effort to expand the use of solar energy in private homes and small businesses. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to expand small-scale solar projects throughout the state with in its Solarize Massachusetts program.</p><p>Pittsfield and Lenox, two designated Green Communities, will be holding community forums to educate the public about solar energy and the Solarize Mass program.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:41:56 +0000 Lucas Willard 43228 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Solar Program Drawing Attention Pittsfield Gives OK to Ponterril Solar Project http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-gives-ok-ponterril-solar-project <p>Pittsfield&rsquo;s Zoning Board of Appeals gave unanimous approval to a 22 acre solar array on the former YMCA Camp at Ponterril. The $20 million project would sit on the 77-acre site overlooking Pontoosuc Lake, and generate three megawatts of electricity. The electricity would then be sold to the Western Massachusetts Electric Company.</p><p>Deanna Ruffer, Pittsfield&rsquo;s Community Development Director, said that the project owned by Connecticut-based CTC electric, will be welcome as the city&rsquo;s fourth solar project.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:59:22 +0000 Lucas Willard 39319 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Gives OK to Ponterril Solar Project