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PACE Program Returns to Maryland

PACE Financial Servicing (PFS) along with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) announced on August 10th that they would be partnering together to construct a statewide commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.  PACE is a financing tool with national...

The Pope is in Washington DC: Climate Change on the Agenda

Today the Pope is visiting SolarTown’s home city, Washington, DC and then will visit New York and Philadelphia.  The city is abuzz with excitement and anticipation. The buses are running and the kids are going to school, but the major event is the Pope’s...

A Green Conversation with White House Correspondent Paul Brandus

SolarTown Note: Guest blog from SolarTown intern Naomi Rogoff The SolarTown interns discussed the direction of renewable energy in the existing political climate with award-winning White House Correspondent Paul Brandus. Brandus, the founder of @WestWingReports, has...

New Solar Technologies Address the Elephants in the Room

The big question with regard to solar energy is whether it can reliably replace fossil fuels as a major power source in the future, and this question is not easy to answer. Of the many criticisms that can be raised, two major issues are often levied against solar...

Solar Forward!

Solar has arrived—on Earth! Just a few short years ago, most people associated solar with exotic uses like the wing arrays on the International Space Station or the small solar modules powering the Mars Rover. That now seems like ancient history as you will now find...

Battery Storage Bonanza: Tesla Rules the World

Game changer is usually a term that is usually overused by entrepreneurs seeking a lot of your hard-earned money. But the shocking truth is that yes, the new battery announced by Tesla is potentially, in the words of our esteemed vice-president, a big f—king deal....

Portable Solar Chargers: Light Modules for Heavy Users

Portable solar chargers are getting lighter and better.  And the choices are expanding. One of the most popular purchases at SolarTown are portable solar modules. When you just have to have access to your cell phone, then there are various alternatives for portable...

Solar Power: A Must-Have When the Power Goes Out

Every winter, we hear the same complaints from homeowners who have lost their power. We live in a civilized world but we can’t even provide power to our abodes during a minor storm. Even those with solar power may not have electricity. If you have home solar panels on...

Your Help is Needed Now to Defeat Solar-Unfriendly Utility

If you live in or around SolarTown’s home in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., then this message from the Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society (MASES) will surely be important to you. ==================================================== Message from the...
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