• Green Mission: Pope Francis and his Environmental Encyclical

    Posted January 21, 2020 by cullen
    With Easter coming up this Sunday, it is important to note the strides the current Pope is taking towards helping acknowledge and reverse Climate Change. Currently, Pope Francis is writing an Encyclical—a papal document sent to all Catholic Bishops—which will reportedly say not only that Climate Change is real but that the Catholic community should start taking action.
  • Solar and the Free Market: Competition in the Energy Industry

    Posted January 17, 2020 by cullen

    For over 100 years, the United States’ Electric Grid has remained virtually unchanged. However, recently this monopoly has come across its first real competition: The Solar Industry—and many utility companies are not pleased.

    Net Metering poses some challenges for utility companies. Net metering is a policy which dictates that when…

  • Drink Sustainably: The Brewing Industry’s Commitment to Fighting Climate Change

    Posted January 17, 2020 by cullen
    As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, many people are probably getting ready for some serious beer consumption. But while the general public is thinking about drinking beer, some breweries are focusing on battling climate change.
  • Technology + Activism: How Solar Benefits Women in Developing Nations

    Posted January 17, 2020 by cullen
    Due to social and cultural norms, 21st Century women around the world still face challenges everyday simply because they were born with female bodies. Thankfully, some truly wonderful organizations have found ways to take solar technology and use it to actively improve the lives of women in developing nations.
  • Empowerment through Politics: Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Fight for Sustainability

    Posted January 17, 2020 by cullen

    As we all know, due to special interest groups, our current Congress is not exactly keen on passing green bills—despite the fact that the majority of Americans clearly support renewable energy and other sustainable initiatives. This is why one trail blazing non-profit, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is taking a stand to…

  • The State of Solar: Solar Policies in Florida, Vermont, and Colorado

    Posted January 16, 2020 by cullen

    Within the last few years, many states in the country have stepped up their commitment to supporting solar through incentives, mandates, and energy goals. However, each state has taken their own unique approach to incorporating solar into their agendas. Here are some examples of how differently three states approach the…

  • Microgrids: A Solar Solution to National Security Threats

    Posted January 16, 2020 by cullen
    Cyber hackers try to attack American infrastructure systems- such as our energy grid-on a consistent basis. The potential outcome could be problematic if not devastating. Some even refer a successful take down of our grid as a “Cyber Pearl Harbor”.
  • Solar and the Investment Tax Credit

    Posted January 16, 2020 by cullen
    Over the past few months, Coloradans-and Americans in general-have been inundated with political advertisements that finally culminated with midterm elections. No matter your political affiliation, it is obvious that the legislators we elect into office and the policies they create impact us all.
  • Top 5 Solar Gadgets: Solar Powered Tweeting and More!

    Posted January 16, 2020 by cullen
    There are many ways to introduce solar into your life. From a photovoltaic array to a solar powered charger for your phone, harnessing the sun’s power and relying on renewable energy is a positive change for both you and the larger community.
  • Sunsense Listed as a 2014 Top Solar Contractor

    Posted January 16, 2020 by cullen
    Solar Power World released the much anticipated 2014 Top Solar Contractors list this week and we are proud to report that, for the third year running, Sunsense Solar made the grade.