Solar Inspiration

October is our traditional Do It Yourself (DIY) monthly meeting at MAREA.  It is a meeting where our members and audience share their experiences and lessons learned from installing solar panels on their homes, composting, experimenting with hemp building blocks, electrifying their cars or other adventures in sustainable living.   We learn from each other.  Behind … Continue reading "Solar Inspiration"

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Municipal Waste Processing Powered by Wind, Solar and Composting: Putting It All Together for a Sustainable Future

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is proud to responsibly manage waste from Atlantic County, NJ by incorporating renewable energy and alternative fuels into daily operation. Learn how ACUA operates a state-of-the-art landfill located at the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township. This site also has a recycling center, vegetative compost facility, community garden, greenhouse, … Continue reading "Municipal Waste Processing Powered by Wind, Solar and Composting: Putting It All Together for a Sustainable Future"

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Charged Up Electric Vehicle Owners Share Their Experiences

Talk of Electric Vehicles or EVs are everywhere, but what is it really like to own and operate an electric car or truck? EV owners share their experiences and lessons learned in selecting, driving, charging, and adjusting to the differences to their fossil fuel ancestors. Learn how some electric car owners are making their new … Continue reading "Charged Up Electric Vehicle Owners Share Their Experiences"

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Integrating Renewables into the Grid: a Front Lines Perspective

Live on-line Zoom presentation The common refrain has been how renewables will break our electric grid with their intermittent, distributed supply, but it is happening all across the country every day, everywhere. But that doesn't make it easy. Learn the real work of integrating renewables onto the grid from NREL scientist Ben Kroposki who shares … Continue reading "Integrating Renewables into the Grid: a Front Lines Perspective"

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What’s New Under the Sun: Advancing Solar Technology

Joe Berry from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) takes us into the future of solar photovoltaics to find out what’s new under the sun. To view his presentation, click on the link below.

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Regenerative Vertical Farming Practices

Learn how Adragone Aeroponics family farm in Chester County is reshaping regenerative agriculture to conserve land and water with aeroponics while integrating it with regenerative waste recovery for a more sustainable future.  Home grown solutions that can work around the world. You can learn more about home scale biodigesters from Jody Spangler and Janice Kelsey … Continue reading "Regenerative Vertical Farming Practices"

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Jack’s Solar Garden

We thought it had to be Solar versus Plants, but put them in a field together in the right conditions and you just might get Jack's Solar Garden. Byron Kominek showed how these two can play together in the growing field of Agrivoltaics. Byron Kominek, Director of the Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center, talked about the growing … Continue reading "Jack’s Solar Garden"

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Clean Fuel for Airports and Seaports, the Next Frontier in Sustainability

Some of the most polluting industries in the world are aviation and maritime.  In our global society with our desire to travel to and acquire from everywhere, we are dependent upon powerful and fuel-hungry ships and airplanes. Taming their fossil fuel demand is a daunting task.  Thankfully, The Port of Seattle is becoming a beacon … Continue reading "Clean Fuel for Airports and Seaports, the Next Frontier in Sustainability"

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