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How to Go Solar, Step by Step

How do we get solar energy?  The primary barrier to having more distributed      on-site renewable energy is the lack of knowledge regarding how to proceed.  Organizations with an interest in renewable energy usually begin their climate action plans with the…

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Should I clean snow off my solar panels?

Best practice is to wait for snow to melt in warmer weather. It’s tempting to take action when your solar array is covered by snow and ice. If you consider an insurance agent’s advice to reduce risk of injury or…

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How can I get involved personally in this work?

Come to a Going Solar presentation and talk with a SIREN volunteer about your interest and aims. We will share what we know about opportunities to participate in renewable energy efforts of various sorts. Networking is a big part of…

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Where do I start saving energy in my home?

First you can try to reduce your electrical use.  The biggest and cheapest source of renewable energy is the energy you don’t use.  The more energy you save, the less you need to generate.  Major users of power are electric resistance heaters…

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