"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

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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

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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

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Town of Windham Rocks a New Solar Array!

Windham’s new solar project utilizes local rock to bring local solar energy to its community. The Town of Windham, Maine, celebrated their new 504-kilowatt array with a socially-distanced, masked-up ribbon cutting last month. The array, comprised of 1,344 photovoltaic panels, will produce over 684,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, solar electricity annually for its residents. The Windham… Read more

May 12, 2021

"Under the Sun" Solar Blog, BIPOC Voices

Whiteness and the Climate Crisis

This month’s contributor is Samuel James. Samuel James is a world-touring musician and storyteller. His long-running column Racisms is featured monthly in Mainer and he is the staff writer for blackgirlinmaine.com. Learn more at www.therealsamueljames.com.  Whiteness and the Climate Crisis As Americans, our main difficulty when dealing with the climate crisis is the act of… Read more

May 5, 2021