BIPOC Voices

Deforestation and Indigenous Cultures

This month’s contributor is Norliyana Menes. Norliyana is passionate about many things – minority rights, inequality, Bollywood, food, the list goes on – all of which are shaped by her experiences growing up and shuttling between New England and Southeast Asia. She enjoys good discussions and passionate debates, but only when everyone involved has good intentions… Read more

July 12, 2021

Customer Profiles

Living Lightly on the Earth: Healthy Home Habitats

Solar Champion Launches Business to Improve Home Efficiency The magnet on her car asks, “Ready to Make a Difference?” and that question centers most of Michele Chalice’s life philosophy. A former landscape architect living in Keene, NH, Michele began renovating her home in 2017 with a goal to “live more lightly on the Earth.” She… Read more

July 2, 2021

"Under the Sun" Solar Blog, BIPOC Voices

Nature, Harlem, and COVID-19

This month’s contributor is Reverend Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd, Senior Pastor at the Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Harlem, in the City of New York. Having been appointed by the Board of Bishops of the A.M.E. Zion Church as Zion’s second Chief of Protocol in 50 years, Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd is responsible… Read more

June 8, 2021

"Under the Sun" Solar Blog

ORIS Mobile Food Market Adds Solar-Powered Refrigeration

Solar-Powered ORIS Mobile Food Market Fights Food Insecurity in New Hampshire Communities Anyone who has seen the classic film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” knows the momentous scene when Dick Van Dyke’s Caractacus Potts, eccentric inventor, finally rolls the shiny new car out of the barn after weeks of hammering, welding, and tinkering. The ORIS Mobile… Read more

June 7, 2021

"Under the Sun" Solar Blog

Sheep Join Forces with the Solar Industry

First Solar Grazing Project in Maine Begins in Skowhegan If you’re ever driving by the ReVision-built solar farm in Skowhegan, Maine, you may be surprised to see a flock of four-legged clouds nibbling grass in the shade of the solar panels. Don’t worry, these wooly friends aren’t trespassing; they’re working. Solar grazing. Agrivoltaics. Sheep-under-solar. It… Read more

June 3, 2021

"Under the Sun" Solar Blog

Stop the Peabody Peaker Plant

An oil and natural gas-fired “Peaker Plant” is being seriously considered in the town of Peabody, Massachusetts. Despite only operating 100 – 300 hours a year, this Peaker Plant would still do immense environmental damage, and emit nearly 51,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It will exacerbate air pollution in the surrounding area,… Read more

June 2, 2021