Yes that's right, you too can help stop/slow global climate change, one roof top at a time. and now, with the federal government lifting the residential cap on solar incentives, there hasn't been a better time to do so. You can now get a 30% tax credit for any PV installation as well as up to $3 a watt cash rebates from the state of VT. So what are you waiting for? Call your local PV installer and ask for an estimate and site evaluation today.
Okay, maybe that sounds like an infomercial but since I made no attempt to mention any specific place to call or buy from, it's legit in my mind.
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It's the story of a 17 year old girl who built her own small cabin (Heather's House) with the help of some friends. It's really inspiring and, given that it was such a small house, I think it qualifies as a good topic for this forum. It seems to me that small houses are only going to make more and more sense as fuel prices rise and people start to realize that they really don't need that much space anyway (large families aside).
Also, just a reminder, the dates and times for the upcoming Searsburg wind farm tour are Saturday the 20th (which I will be going to)and Wednesday October 8th. The times of the tours are 10am, 11:30, 1pm, 2:30pm on both days
Does anyone have any good, solid information that compares and contrasts both? Everything I've read so far indicates that one needs electricity to run a pellet stove. Part of the reason we want another heat source other than heating oil is that our electricity goes out at least a few times a year.
We will be considering solar at some point, but there's only so much money in the budget right now and winter is looming on the horizon. So are higher fuel prices.
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August 23 (starting from the Deerfield Valley Farmers Day Fair)
Times of the tours are 10am, 11:30, 1pm, 2:30pm
Let me know if anyone is interested in going on any of these dates.
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To start things off, I'd like to pose a question for discussion.
The question is this: Do you, as a Vermont resident or frequent Vermont visitor, support the development of large scale wind farms (where feasible and appropriate) as a means of generating clean energy for in state usage? If yes/no, what is the reasoning to your decision and are there any thoughts or concerns you have that you would like to express?
Note: The moderator of this group is a 2007 graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and a practicing renewable energy system installer/educator. He has been in the renewable energy field since the Summer of 2003 and obtained his Bachelor's degree in environmental and public policy. He currently lives and works in the Southern Vermont area doing installations of photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind energy systems. He is also entry level certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) http://www.nabcep.org/ and is currently working towards his full certification. In addition to this he assists in the teaching of a photovoltaics installation course at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield Massachusetts and he does biological field research on Anadromous fish in the Connecticut River for the controversial "Salmon Resteration Project."
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