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  • Friday Field Notes 051019

    Mother’s Day is Sunday. Speaking of women who birthed and/or raised us . . . actually, speaking of women in general . . . we are woefully underrepresented in the solar industry. According to the U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study 2019, men make up 74% of the solar workforce and, as is so often the case, they make more money

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  • Friday Field Notes 050319

    There’s good news, and there’s bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first, shall we? Apparently, last week’s field notes never posted. There was some good stuff in there, too–we didn’t want you to miss out. So, we went ahead and pushed it through. Hence, the two emails this week if you subscribe to the blog.

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  • Friday Field Notes 042619

    We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this week. According to Gaylord Nelson, American politician, environmentalist, and founder of Earth Day, “The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats, and biodiversity . . . that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity

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  • Friday Field Notes 041219

    The time has come, my friends: time to give 2007 OR10 (the largest minor planet in our solar system without a name) a name. And the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is asking for your help. They’ve narrowed it down to three options: Gonggong, Holle, or Vili. The deadline to cast your vote is 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on May 10, 2019. 

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  • Friday Field Notes 040519

    Did you hear the news? Idaho Power has pledged to provide customers 100 percent clean energy by the year 2045. Adam Richins, Idaho Power’s Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development explains, “You know, our customer base–typically their focus is price and reliability, and that’s number one and number two, but we’re hearing a lot more often that clean

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