Koutelis Family Doubles Down on Solar

Two generations of the Koutelis family reside in Epping, New Hampshire, but location is not the only thing they have in common – now, they both have solar-powered homes. As someone who has spent much of his life working in the energy industry and data analytics, Mike Koutelis knows firsthand about incorporating solar into the… Read more

The Searings Say “So Long” to Oil

An aficionado of growing his own food, Golden State native Chip Searing has been dabbling in aquaponics and organic gardening since he moved east in 1978.  The symbiotic relationships created through aquaponics – which allow Chip to raise 40 pounds of Tilapia in combination with a 16 square foot vegetable bed from his Strafford, NH… Read more

Maine Homeowners Create an Island in the Sun

Susanna Place and Scott Stoll have a retreat on Georgetown Island, not far from Bath, Maine. Scott is a sculptor and Susanna has worked with nonprofits all through her career – they are both technically retired, but they still lead active lives in the local and regional community, hosting artists and pushing for better policy to combat… Read more

Tracking the Solar Solution in New Hampshire

When Linda Rhodes moved to Durham, NH in 2013, it was with the intention to build a small, energy efficient home, with geothermal heat and solar power. Instead, she fell in love with a picturesque 17 acre property, located just a stone’s throw from Oyster River, with a drafty, inefficient 30 year old house with… Read more

Living in the Future with Solar Power

Matt Thomas has wanted to live in a house powered by solar energy since he was a kid, when science fiction stories like Star Trek got him to dream of a futuristic, self-sustaining world. Flash forward to today, and Matt’s dream is within reach for all of us! In 2015, as the parents of a… Read more

Heirloom Tool Enthusiasts Embrace Solar Technology

At their Canterbury, New Hampshire home, David and Anne Emerson work hard to be self-sufficient – they heat with wood, buy organic and support local vendors. They also own a craft business, Old Ways Traditions, that is all about sharing old tools and methods in today’s world. For the past 34 years David, a remodeling contractor… Read more

Camp Huckins Instills Environmental Leadership

This summer, ReVision Energy installed 42.6 kilowatt solar array atop the dining hall of Camp Huckins in Freedom, New Hampshire. The accredited YMCA camp for girls sits on the shores of Lake Ossipee, and has been enriching young lives every summer for decades. Its land was donated in 1928 by conservationist Samuel O. Huckins to… Read more

Maine Couple Fuels Up On Sunshine

Jim and Liz Freyenhagen have been enjoying the benefits of solar energy for several years now, which they produce with 2 solar arrays and solar hot water system. ReVision installed their second solar array this spring; its ground mounted 32 Q Cell panels generate an additional 9.6 kW, which will help provide most of their… Read more

NH Couple Harvests Peace of Mind from Solar Investment

After ReVision Energy installed 33 LG solar panels on a brisk February day in 2015, Dave and Janice Nolte were excited to begin producing clean kilowatts to power their home and BMW i3, only to discover they were generating a healthy amount of clean energy beyond what was predicted. The Noltes got back in touch… Read more

Lincolnville Lights Up a Midcoast Solar Movement

In 2012, community members in Lincolnville, Maine made national news in their successful effort to re-purpose a one room schoolhouse built in 1849 to be a privately funded community library. Among other highlights in the project – scores of volunteers skillfully tugged the old schoolhouse across a road to a new lot where it was… Read more