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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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    Raise your hand if you have a least one drawer full of Girl Scout Cookies. Well, one troop (Girl Scouts Troop 60194, to be precise) needed to extend their business hours into the evening, to reach their sales target of 5,000 cookie boxes. But their usual spots rarely had electricity outlets for lights–always a bit iffy when the sun sets. So, what did

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  • Friday Field Notes 032417

    It’s alive! U.S. Energy Department Promotes Solar, Wind, Storage (Clean Technica) . . . if that’s not the best headline for this first week of spring, I don’t know what is. Basically, it leads into a roundup of promising bits from the U.S. Energy Department regarding renewable energy. With that, here’s a look at this week’s solar news . . . Did

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  • Friday Field Notes 031717

    And a Happy St. Paddy’s Day, to you! In celebration, we raise a pint of green beer: “May there always be work for your hands to do; may your purse always hold a coin or two; may the sun always shine warm on your windowpane; may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; may the hand of a friend always

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  • Friday Field Notes 031017

    This week marked International Women’s Day (March 8, in case you missed it). In celebration, several highlighted women in solar — including NPR, which focused on how solar is Giving Power to Women in Ghana. Specifically, it highlights a program that began by training women to make solar phone chargers; today, they offer a solar and electrical program for women.

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