Renewable Energy

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How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 2: 6 Key Benefits of Home Wind Turbines

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

In our first installment, we covered the basics of electricity generation and the process by which a wind turbine creates power. This time, we’ll look at the benefits of adding a wind turbine as a source of clean power for your home.


How a Small Wind Turbine Works, Part 1

By Chip Means, Pika Energy

In this blog series, we look at how a small wind turbine works, while exploring the concept of the smart home microgrid.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 7

By Paul Scheckel

Energy ambassadors: convergence of energy and culture.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 6

By Paul Scheckel

Energy Ambassadors: Travels to Cuba and Vermont.


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Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 5

By Paul Scheckel

Visit Vermont with my Cuban friend Mario as we explore renewable energy, energy efficiency, cultural exchange, and lunch.


Complete Biogas: Designing a Low Cost, DIY Biogas Digester for North America, Part 2

By David William House

You can digest food waste to produce a burnable gas (biogas), to produce high quality fertilizer, and to fight climate change. Learn how.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 4

By Paul Scheckel

The fourth in a series of postings about my visit to Cuba with a delegation of energy industry professionals, and a Cuban colleague’s visit to Vermont where I developed a similar tour. Along the way we learned about efficiency and renewables, and some striking contrasts between ourselves and our countries were revealed.


Cuba and Vermont Perspectives on Energy and Culture, Part 3

By Paul Scheckel

The third in a series of weekly postings about my visit to Cuba with a delegation of energy industry professionals, and a Cuban colleague’s visit to Vermont where I developed a similar tour. Along the way we learned about efficiency and renewables, and some striking contrasts between ourselves and our countries were revealed.