December 31, 2014
Looking for a feel good adrenaline rush? Be bold in the cold with a plunge into the Atlantic and/or winter jaunt around the East End to support the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s work to reduce climate change pollution. The bone-chilling fun 5K and dip will take place at Portland’s East End on Wednesday, December 31.
A 5k or ocean dip in winter in Maine to raise funds to combat global warming is fitting. Weather patterns are changing from one extreme to the next and our seas are rising. The effects of climate change on Maine’s environment are severe. Every cent raised will be used to directly support this work and consequently help to reduce harmful global warming emissions.
Keep an eye out for ReVision’s team, The ReVisionista’s! It will be our fourth year participating.
For more information and to register: http://nrcm.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1114046&lis=1&kntae1114046=055F4429608144C1938B01FD185B7556
January 10, 2015
Join us at the St. Ansgar Church in Portland to get answers to questions such as, how much do these systems cost, what can I expect for my return on investment, what are the available incentives for solar energy systems and how do they perform in our Northeast climate? See examples of homeowners in your community who are saving with solar and learn about our exclusive Own Your Power solar financing program!
January 15, 2015
Solar and wife Amy at an off-grid solar installation in Lesotho, Africa
ReVision Energy’s Fred Greenhalgh will be leading a talk on solar energy and high-efficiency heating options to kick off the Town of Alfred, ME’s Conservation Commission’s 4th annual winter speaker series. He’ll be presenting the topic, “Using Solar + Electric Heat to Save Money & The Environment” – a spin-off from our usual “Solar for Homeowners” talk but with a little extra focus on heating options and energy conservation.
- Fred’s ‘hierarchy of energy needs’ – prioritizing projects in your home: weatherization, appliances, mechanical systems, renewable energy
- Heat pumps – How the new generation of electric heating equipment is revolutionizing the way Mainers heat their homes
- All about solar – how it works, what makes for a good site, is it right for you, financing/ways to make solar affordable
The event will be held Thursday, January 15th from 7-8pm at Alfred’s Town Hall, 16 Saco Rd, Alfred, ME. Free and open to the public, light refreshments provided.
January 24, 2015
Come learn how solar can work for you, the homeowner! Join us for light refreshments and a tour of the Kidder’s solar energy system and air source heat pump at their home in Falmouth. This is a great opportunity to get answers to questions regarding the cost of solar, your return on investment, solar heating systems and how these systems operate in our Northeast climate.
For more information, contact us 221-6342.
The Town of Falmouth will be hosting its second annual Home Energy Fair on January 24th at the LEED certified Elementary School.
There will be heating professionals, energy companies and auditors displaying information and answering questions. Wondering how to make your home more energy efficient and what financial incentives may be available to do so? This event will answer those questions and get you well on your way. Children’s entertainment will be provided, so bring the whole family! Attendees will be entered to win door prizes from vendors and local businesses, so be sure to tell your friends too.
Busy on January 24th? As a part of a regional effort, Falmouth’s Energy and Sustainability Coordinator is working with Greater Portland Sustainability Council to coordinate two other fairs close by – one on February 28th and another on March 14th. Locations and details to follow.
February 11, 2015
Maine has an abundance of solar energy, about 30% more than Germany, the world leader in solar energy installations. How can you capture this abundant resource, benefit financially, and impact climate?
Learn about solar hot water systems, solar space heating, solar electricity, efficient electric heating systems, electric vehicle charging stations and more. Find out what makes your home a good site for solar collectors, how much these systems cost, what available incentives there are, what loan programs are available, and what you can expect for a return on investment. High school students who pre-register, attend free. This workshop is offered as a free community service by Revision Energy.