Steve Smith & Alayne Marker Use Solar to Grow Independent Homestead

Expansive mountain views and open pasture surround Steve Smith and Alayne Marker’s 100-acre homestead in the northern New Hampshire town of Northumberland. The land, which provides food and forage for chickens and growing space for vegetables, is now also home to a ground mounted solar array, adding another valuable resource – electricity – to Steve… Read more

Cumberland Animal Clinic Plugs Into Solar Power

With 160 solar panels generating clean, renewable electricity year round, The Cumberland Animal Clinic has eliminated its carbon footprint and is saving hundreds of dollars in utility bills every month. “Providing Compassionate Care For Your Best Friend” is the animal clinic’s motto, and now the same is true for how the clinic is treating Mother… Read more

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