Articles About solar energy

  • New firm helps village go green

    New company GreenTech Energy Solutions will offer home energy audits, complete home retrofits and solar power products to local customers. Shannon Lindstrom, left, and alternative energy expert Chris Meyer, right, are partners in the new firm, along with Scott Lindstrom. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Interested in solar power? Adding insulation to your home? A super high-efficiency furnace? Then one local company, which is expanding services this month under a new name, may be the place to go for homeowners wanting to go green.

  • Solar panels generate discussion— Net metering rates debated

    On bright, sunny days, the electric meter at Harvey and Ruth Paige’s Meadow Lane residence spins backwards, thanks to solar photovoltaic array mounted in their backyard.

  • Solar goes dark, for now

    A field of solar panels won’t soon sprout on the Glass Farm as planned, though a local solar farm is still possible.

  • Financing for solar farm is delayed

    Financing for a Village solar farm is taking longer than expected, raising uncertainty about when, or whether, the local project will be built.

  • More sun in the Springs (Motel)

    Eric Clark recently brushed off the snow from his new 20-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Springs Motel. The 4700-watt system will replace about 20 percent of the motel’s current electric load. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The latest update to the Springs Motel isn’t in the rooms but on the roof, where 20 solar photovoltaic panels now power the televisions, hair dryers and air conditioners of motel guests.

  • Solar farm is still on track

    As long as the sun continues to shine on Yellow Springs, the Village could begin receiving power from a local solar photovoltaic project in 2012.

  • Here come the solar panels

    If all goes as planned, Yellow Springs will be on the road to producing solar energy by the end of this year, following a significant Village Council vote at its May 2 meeting.

  • Solar financing expected soon

    If the Village finalizes a contract with SolarVision, LLC to develop a solar farm, millions of dollars in outside financing will be used to construct and maintain the project.

  • Glass farm to be solar farm

    A 2.5 megawatt solar farm will be built on the Village-owned Glass Farm, Village Council decided at its April 19 meeting.

  • Solar project moves forward

    At their last meeting, Village Council members came close to backing away from a proposed solar farm in the village. But that changed at their April 4 meeting, after Council heard from an energy expert.

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