The third of three solar light posts was installed at the Circle Camp on Tuesday July 14. Designed to shine light on the camps is areas that needed light the light posts use motion detectors or timers to illuminate the night. During a ceremony where the campers and volunteers got to sign the light post the campers decided to name the post "Sheila the light" after their beloved camp chef of 17 years. PAREI and camp volunteers, campers and mentors all took part in the design and construction of the light posts. See more photos on Facebook.
The Alpha Loft in Manchester is hosting a special edition of NH Innovation Nights focused on clean energy at 6 pm on August 6. Companies with products ready to publicly launch have a table, show their wares, give out samples and if chosen by the website crowd, get a few minutes to present. The crowd will be ready and willing to promote the products on their twitter and blogs. This August 6 Innovation Night will be an evening of networking, discussions and entrepreneur presentations focused on how we can lead as a state in renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation. The mayor, governor and alderman have been invited to attend. Exhibiting is FREE - companies can learn more and submit their product at http://nh.innovationnights.com/node/add/product or by contacting Sharon Solomon (603-741-0471 or firstname.lastname@example.org). People without a product to submit and just want to attend can RSVP to attend at http://nh.innovationnights.com/node/add/rsvp
“Button Up NH” workshops are being hosted by local sponsors through – out the state to provide NH homeowners and renters with information and techniques to help them save money on home energy use. Presentations are conducted by an independent certified energy professional.
Presentations are conducted by an independent certified energy professional. Participants will learn basic building science concepts and the basics about air sealing, insulating, and conservation measures that reduce fuel and electricity use.
Attendees will also learn how to sign up for Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) – an incentive program run by the energy efficiency services at Liberty Utilities, Eversource, NH Electric Co-op and Unitil.
Workshop locations will be announced through – out the coming months. Currently in Hollis, NH a workshop is on the schedule for Saturday, September 26th at 10:00am at the Lawrence Barn on 28 Depot Road and in Exeter on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm at the Exeter Public Library. Come early, refreshments will be served.
Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) engaged Clean Power Research® (CPR) to develop a methodology that could be used to value solar energy coupled with battery storage. The methodology described in the report can be applied in any location. It focuses on Hawaii as an example, as it is likely to be an early adopter of storage regulations.
"The concept of adding batteries alongside a utility customer's solar array intrigues utility customers, solar developers, and utility planners on several levels, but the underlying question for everyone is whether adding batteries is 'worth it,'" says Jason Keyes, Partner at Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, attorney for IREC and report collaborator.
The Watts-up is a great device that helps you understand how much power your appliances, lights and electronics are using. Just plug in the device for a period of time and it will tell you not only the overall usage but also the duty cycles. This is very important when you are reviewing something like a refrigerator that is not always on. The Watts-up is available for members to borrow. Contact Robbin at email@example.com to reserve.