Tuesday, April 13, 2010

check back soon...

So, April may not be the cruelest (I'm thinking a late February ice storm would qualify), but it certainly isn't slow.

I've got lots to say, including yet another green tech leaving the area (you know who you are), and some cool stuff percolating elsewhere that could easily be transported to our fair land.

Check back soon, after I've hoover'd my accounts for Uncle Sam, and sent in a spate of work for the biz mag.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Solar CornerStone in Monson

Well, it's about time the ball started to get rolling.

The news might only be in the planning stage yet, but a 20 megawatt array in a cornfield in Monson could be just what the area needs-- a jumpstart on larger-scale solar installation in western Mass. CornerStone Partners LLC from Chicago is behind the project, and their website states their current focus on solar.

What holds it back? The land is still privately owned, and so far, zoning bylaws need to be addressed for further development. But the Springfield Republican's reporting lends one to believe that town officials, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and perhaps most importantly, community support, all are in favor of the project.

Go Monson! Lead the way for further civic, renewable projects in the area.

We all talk the talk, folks... good to see talk turning into action.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Alteris Renewables

ok, so I wrote the article a few weeks ago.

BUT, I figure this is as good a place as any to start-- one company that started small and has gone on to become one of the brightest stars in the solar industry.

Again, you have to start somewhere....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

inaugural post

Welcome to the first of what I sincerely hope will be many posts.

"Green" is a term oft-used, especially in the Pioneer Valley; this might be the latest iteration, but my goal is to provide a gathering point for a community of people with similar intentions; a rallying call for those of similar mind; and a launching pad for any and all who find themselves needing to know, contribute, and share more about the potential for a Green Western Mass.

From one local writer, lofty goals, indeed.

But thanks for reading, and let's see what comes next!