SolarCity Solar Power

The Contagiousness of Solar Power

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits. May 18, 2016 The recent rapid expansion of rooftop solar capacity in the United States has several well-documented causes, including falling system prices, generous (and extended) subsidies, and innovative financing schemes. But can these factors alone explain a boom that has resulted in year-over-year growth rates between 60-70% and has […]

Hampshire College

Hampshire College Goes Net Zero

Lisa Markowski for Zondits, January 24, 2016. Image credit: Earth Dispatch Hampshire College, a liberal arts school known for its innovative learning structure, is on to something else interesting. Its new campus center building has been designed with net zero energy (NZE) heating, cooling, water gathering, and self-sustained wastewater treatment systems that are expected to […]