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  • Friday Field Notes 022219

    Solar Power Portal reported on a fire caused by an electrical fault in a solar PV system. Solar cynics love such stories, claiming they’re proof solar power is dangerous. First of all: False. Solar, in and of itself, does not pose a threat. As a matter of fact, according to a report published in 2017, the risk of a PV

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  • Friday Field Notes 021519

    We’re headed for more blustery weather this weekend–the perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. As it happens, John R. Platt (Echo Watch) highlights a few environmental titles coming out soon. Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael E. Webber sounds especially interesting. It won’t help us now, mind you, since it won’t be available until May

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  • Friday Field Notes 020719

    Idaho weather can be quite the prankster. We’ve enjoyed unseasonably warm weather this winter; but just as Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring, it snows. Of course, winter bluster brings out the solar naysayers. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: solar works splendidly in frigid temps (you may recall it got its start in space).

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  • Friday Field Notes 020119

    Do you recall the dawn of 2017? So many feared the renewable energy industry was doomed, all because of the forty-fifth president of the United States. Perhaps we should not be quite so quick to judge. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar PV installer is expected to be the fasted growing occupation by 2026 (with wind turbine technician

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  • Friday Field Notes 012519

    Look at us, taking a year off. Just kidding; we did nothing of the sort. Twenty-eighteen simply found us in the middle of a myriad of projects and the blog took a backseat. But due to popular demand, we’re back! After all, we missed you. And we missed sharing a few of the things happenings in the field of solar.

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