Archive of: Solar Challenge

Now is the time to go solar!

The goal of the Solar Challenge is to encourage Cape Anners to switch from electricity generated by oil & gas to clean green electricity generated with their own solar panels. To learn more call 1-800-903-6130

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Check out the Mass Solar Loan

Check out the Mass Solar Loan

Is a solar installation now essentially free to most of us in Cape Ann? Yes, it is, and that may seem too good to be true. But in this case it is a fact! Massachusetts has announced a new loan program to help moderate-income homeowners install solar panels, so that all may benefit from solar and support our state and national need to move to clean energy. This program is called the Mass Solar Loan.

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How to apply for a Mass Solar Loan

How to apply for a Mass Solar Loan

Learn how to apply for a Mass Solar Loan. It can potentially save you money two ways: as a low interest loan and as a buy-down program!

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Healthy Home Healthy Planet

Find out how they zeroed out our home's carbon footprint, stopped paying energy bills, helped the planet, and became the 1st renovated home in Massachusetts, and one of the 1st in the U.S., to produce more energy than we consume.

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Letter: Clarifying the aims of the Gloucester Solar Challenge

Letter: Clarifying the aims of the Gloucester Solar Challenge

In response to questions from people interested in our ongoing Gloucester Solar Challenge and to a letter in the Gloucester Daily Times on Dec. 9, 2015 (”Seeing red over Town Green solar company”), I would like to clarify some facts about the initiative called the Gloucester Solar Challenge. Gloucester Solar Challenge is one program of the grass-roots initiative called TownGreen2025. TownGreen2025 is a community-wide effort of volunteers working to minimize Cape Ann’s carbon footprint in a decade through energy conservation, replacing fossil fuel use with alternative energy resources, and a strategy using carbon-reducing offsets to help heal the planet. TownGreen2025 was organized for the betterment of our environment through the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, a nonprofit acting as a civic hub and community education center. We believe in the power of private citizens and the local economy to harness Cape Ann’s creative and innovative spirit to address the most pressing legacy issue of our time: the warming of the planet and rising oceans due to excess carbon in the atmosphere.

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Column: Finding help to 'go solar'

Column: Finding help to 'go solar'

Many of us have been reading about or getting numerous phone calls and emails about the benefits of “going solar.” Climate change is happening at an alarming rate, and we all want to save money on our electric bill. But understanding the complexities of installation and financial issues can be a challenging endeavor. Luckily when my family decided to take this step, a smart and knowledgeable friend had done the research, and we followed in his footsteps. For more than a year now we have learned a lot while generating green electricity, and saving money. Many other TownGreen 2025 members also have been generating their own green electricity and we would like to share our collective experiences and knowledge with others through the Gloucester Solar Challenge, sponsored by TownGreen2025.

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