Winter Solstice = Oakwood’s Inner Light!

Every person and organization is unique. Part of the challenging fun is working through the solar development and decision-making processes with diverse individuals and organizations. While every project is great, the best ones are those where “the stars align, “magic happens”, and everyone is educated, empowered, and “enlightened” – as Chad Cianfrani so eloquently expresses in his Solstice note to Oakwood Friends School supporters…

Chad Ciafrani - Headmaster Oakwood Solar Array Update 12.21.15

 

Oakwood Friend’s School – Solar PV Panels Installed

 

EarthKind’s PV project at Oakwood Friend’s School is progressing quickly.  The  ground mounts were completed and now the panels are on the mounts.   Very soon the school will have 100% of it’s electrical need produced by 100% renewable solar energy!

 

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SUNY BEST Energy Leadership Team Tours EarthKind Project

SUNY BEST Energy Leadership Team attended a tour of the Bates-Troy Cogen (Combined Heat & Power, CHP) system on Friday, December 18, 2015. Bates-Troy’s innovative 400KW Cogen system reduces daily energy costs and peak demand, and provides resilient emergency backup power during grid-failures.

From right to left:

Ed Arzouian, Bates Troy Special Project Director
Ron Kamen, EarthKind Energy (Cogen System Developer)
Per Stromhaug, VP Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Binghamton University
Rick Mancini, Custom Energy Solutions, LLC
Dennis Mitchell, Quantum Electric (Cogen System Installer)
Mike Straight, STREDC/NYSERDA
Adam Flint, Southern Tier Solar Works

Also of interest was Bates-Troy’s Heavy Duty Hybrid truck (a BAE System’s prototype), shown at the loEarading dock next to the Cogen’s electric interconnection hardware.”

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2015 Year In Review for Renewable Energy

 Great summary of major advances that have been made in the field of renewable energy in 2015. Battery storage development strongly moving ahead – we will see full electric storage enter the market sooner then you think! And electric cars and their chargers are nationally becoming more common place!     read more!investment-solar-wind-energy