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Emily Hois's Blog Posts

- October 23, 2014

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the...

- October 20, 2014

Impacts of Climate Change Becoming More Apparent

From the thousands of walruses congregating on the beaches of Alaska to the changing behaviors of damselfish along the Australian Coast, climate change presents an imminent threat to...

- October 10, 2014

Net-Zero Neighborhoods Gaining Traction

The largest net-zero neighborhood in North America will be constructed more than a mile above sea level. All 308 houses in the Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colo. will harness sunlight...

- September 29, 2014

The Untapped Potential of Solar Schools in Massachusetts

School districts across America are beginning to see the light, as they realize the potential of solar energy. From providing learning opportunities for students to safeguarding teachers’...

- September 22, 2014

Antlers Condominiums Eliminates Buyer's Remorse with Community Solar

Nestled against the bank of the Gore Creek, Antlers at Vail offers condominium suites just 150 yards from the Lionshead Gondola at Vail Ski Resort. Because the 90 condos can be rented...

- August 22, 2014

Solar Energy Won't Kill Off U.S. Bird Populations

The windows of single-family homes and low-rise buildings are to blame for the deaths of some 365 million to 988 million birds each year in the US. It’s an unfortunate issue, but one...

- July 23, 2014

Community Solar Gardens Sprout from Contaminated Sites

Shiny solar electric panels will soon be constructed where redwood barrels once cured 5,000 tons of pickles. The former Dreher Pickle plant, which operated from 1921 to 1988 in Fort...

- June 12, 2014

Community Solar Complements Rooftop as Residential Market Booms

The first three months of 2014 marked the first quarter in recent U.S. history that more residential solar electric systems were installed than commercial solar arrays. GTM researchers,...

Clean Energy Collective - May 30, 2014

Four Community Solar Arrays Under Construction on Colorado's Front Range

Four new community solar facilities are under construction on Colorado’s Front Range. Once completed, the community solar gardens will make an additional 1.7 MWof local renewable energy...

Clean Energy Collective - May 20, 2014

Fort Collins, Colorado Utilities Tap Community-owned Solar

As the city of Fort Collins grows, the utilities department continues to plan and adapt for the future and announced its commitment to sustainability by partnering with Colorado-based...

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