Why Great Sky?

OK, so you’ve figured out how maybe it’s a good idea to use renewable energy, and solar is the way to go. You’re psyched! You’re going to invest in getting some pretty blue panels mounted on your home / business / available land etc. because it’s financially logical, ecologically sound (um, climate change), and you want to “be the change …

Michael MonroeWhy Great Sky?

News & FREE stuff from Great Sky Solar

DEAR SOLAR ENTHUSIASTS, We’re dodging snow, frost & arctic temperatures to finish our 2nd installation (the 1st one’s done, but we’re waiting on NSTAR to do the obligatory “grid interconnection” appointment – basically the moment you finally get to switch on your system). What does this mean for you? We can now offer some free stuff as we turn the …

Michael MonroeNews & FREE stuff from Great Sky Solar

US Solar Installation Rapid Increase!

This astounding chart illustrates just how rapidly solar power is sweeping America! Well, maybe that’s a strong adjective, relatively speaking, since the US is a relative laggard compared to the likes of some notable European countries which we won’t name (but one of them rhymes with “Hermany”). Just think, back in aught six (2006 is when the above chart starts), …

Michael MonroeUS Solar Installation Rapid Increase!

Great Sky Solar Co-Owner Makes The News!

Our intrepid co-owner, Katherine Fisher (pictured above), was quoted in the local news today vis-a-vis a march for clean energy she’s participating in called Energy Exodus. “They comprise a coalition of groups that have joined to press Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to close the state’s three coal-fired power plants, in favor of cleaner energy projects such as wind and solar.” We …

Michael MonroeGreat Sky Solar Co-Owner Makes The News!

Delaware Did It! Legislation Recognizing “Public Benefit Companies” Enacted!

As the comic movie, Wayne’s World, proposed, there just isn’t much to say about Delaware. Wrong! And it’s always been wrong, of course – Delaware is a great state, but it just got even greater. July 17 is now historic not just for Delaware, but for the whole movement of states that have legally recognized the new status of “Public …

Michael MonroeDelaware Did It! Legislation Recognizing “Public Benefit Companies” Enacted!

Solar Airplane Flies 5600 kilometers (3500 miles)?!

The fun part about this job is we get to scour the Internet for the coolest stories having anything to do with renewable power and sustainability in general. We found this exciting article that pretty much speaks for itself – take a gander and feel uplifted (see what I did there?).

Michael MonroeSolar Airplane Flies 5600 kilometers (3500 miles)?!

Solar Power for Massachusetts Best for Incentives, Credits, MONEY BACK!

An exciting article recently published by Solar Power Rocks says it all: Massachusetts is the place to be for people contemplating making the switch to solar electric power (as in numero uno in the nation)! Nowhere can the upfront costs of solar be absorbed more quickly than in the Commonwealth when you combine: * A possible check from the CEC * …

Michael MonroeSolar Power for Massachusetts Best for Incentives, Credits, MONEY BACK!

Shout Outs: Boston Bike & Powisset Farm!

Food and transportation. Both of those things are, as much as how we consume electricity, at the very heart of living in a way that benefits our health, the local economy, and the air we breathe. Not everyone’s in a position to switch to cycling for their commute or doing errands for a host of understandable reasons (although for 60 …

Michael MonroeShout Outs: Boston Bike & Powisset Farm!

We’re Staffing a Table at Bike Fridays!

Sustainability is a big word. Some people “go sustainable” solely for savings, or for health reasons, and in a lot of cases from a sheer crunching-the-numbers / weighing-the-benefits standpoint? Most of us need little convincing that it’s sheer Vulcan logic to reduce or eliminate processed foods, go organic, not burn oil (foreign or otherwise), ride bikes if it’s safe to …

Michael MonroeWe’re Staffing a Table at Bike Fridays!

Our First Blog Post! (Alternative energy no longer quite so alternative)

For our first ever blog post at the nascent, employee-owned Great Sky Solar, we were particularly heartened to read this article from The Economist (not a small time rag to be sure), forecasting that alternative energy will no longer be quite so alternative. That’s good news for us, but we think it’s good news for everyone.  In the immortal words of a certain singer, …

Michael MonroeOur First Blog Post! (Alternative energy no longer quite so alternative)