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  • Friday Field Notes 061617

    Did you know? Red States are actually leading the charge in terms of renewable energy. According to the New York Times, “some of the fastest progress on clean energy is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators, and states carried by Donald J. Trump in the presidential election.” (Eco Watch) It seems a good reminder to avoid making broad assumptions.

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  • Friday Field Notes 060917

    Ah, summertime . . . the bright, sunny days of frolic and adventure, daydreams and–research and development. You see, fifth through eighth graders will soon be making their way to Orlando, Florida to compete for the national title of the Junior Solar Sprint Championship. Students like Hayden Loarie and Ramses Lara, who will be competing with their high-tech solar powered

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  • Friday Field Notes 052617

    Graduation season is in full swing here in the United States. That means cap and gowns, parties and to-dos, heart felt messages penned in yearbooks. Speaking of education, did you know more schools are moving to solar power? It’s true. But there’s still room for improvement. According to a report compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy by

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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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