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  • Friday Field Notes 051217

    In 2015 alone, more than 300,000 women died during childbirth–most in developing countries, many of whom could have been saved with proper education, transportation, and supplies. The Ridgefield Press takes a look at Christy Turlington Burns’ charity, Every Mother Counts and how it’s working to improve that statistic. What does this have to do with solar, you ask? Well, the solar

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  • Friday Field Notes 050517

    In 1960, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed a machine that encircles a star in a shell of solar collectors to harness its energy output. And just how much energy could it harness? Oh, you know, 400 septillion watts per second. Sarah Fecht (Popular Science) explains how a Dyson swarm of solar panels might work–just a little intrigue to get you started.

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  • Friday Field Notes 042117

    Tomorrow (April 22) is Earth Day. A few years ago, we offered up some tips for throwing our planet a party. It’s an oldie, but a goody. And last year, David Roberts (Vox) discussed how solar power is already saving lives in the U.S.–a good thing to keep in mind, as we celebrate. After all, it’s not much good to save

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  • Friday Field Notes 041417

    A Good Friday, to you! We’ve kept Field Notes relatively brief this week; no use spending undue time in front of an electronic screen. It is, after all, Easter weekend. If nothing else, it’s a good time to meander outside, ponder brighter days (and your part in making them so), and breathe. With that, here’s a look at the week

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  • Friday Field Notes 040717

    A new report sheds light on the top 20 solar cities across the United States in 2016 (Mashable). As you might imagine, there were several cities in California (San Diego coming in at #1); nary a one from Idaho. We would, however, like to give a shout-out to our “neighbor.” Portland, Oregon filled the #17 spot. Way to keep Portland weird and awesome. With that,

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