Clean Electric Generation

How Much Land Would it Take to Completely Power the United States with Solar Energy?
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CONSUMER CHOICES
» Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
allows many Massachusetts grid customers to buy their electricity from clean energy sources. Choose from the all wind option, or the mix of renewables (wind, solar, low-impact hydro and anaerobic digester). Small extra charge per kwh, great benefits for the environment and energy grid reform!

Electric Cars & Global Warming
Emissions benefits of electric vehicles – by the numbers!

HOME SOLAR
» Shedding Light on Solar Power
By Josh Garskof, Consumer Reports, June 30, 2016

» The Real Cost of Leasing vs. Buying Solar Panels
Consumer Reports – June 30, 2016

» Seven Questions Before Installing Solar
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from Consumer Reports

» How to Install a Solar System and Not Get Burned
Consumer Reports – June 2016

» Potential Health Impacts from Photovoltaics

ENERGY STORAGE
» Flexible, fast-charging aluminum ion battery offers safe alternative to lithium-ion
GizMag.com, April 9, 2015

» Alternatives to Lithium Batteries: Sodium or Aluminum?
Asian Scientist, April 16, 2015

» Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Phys.org, March 5, 2015

MUNICIPAL UTILITY OPTIONS
» Hampshire Council of Governments Municipal Solar RFP
» Hampshire Council of Governments “Hampshire Solar” Program
» Clean Energy Collective – Community Solar programs

GRID SCALE OPTIONS
SOLAR
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WIND
» Commonwealth Wind Program
» Cape Wind

Home built VAWT

Trial VAWT wind system for the Old Creamery
The sound you hear is the kitchen vent fan, not the turbine!

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» “Catching the Wind: State actions needed to seize the golden opportunity of Altantic offshore wind power” – Report from the National Wildlife Federation

HYDRO
» State hydro power programs
» Pumped storage systems
» Marine & hydrokinetic systems

GEOTHERMAL
»Geothermal Heating and Cooling
» Ground Source Heat Pump grants

TIDAL POWER

GRID SCALE STORAGE OPTIONS
» A Battery to Prop Up Renewable Energy Hits the Market

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION
» Solarize Mass program
» Commonwealth Solar II program

Not sure of the different applications for solar energy?
» Mass EEA describes Passive Solar, Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal