In addition to being an alert “06880″ reader, Ken Coulson is a musician and writer living in Weston. He’s currently assisting with the launch of a renewable energy park in Vermont.
As we clean up from Sandy, Ken wants to talk about renewable energy.
In the wake of the horrible destruction and long-term electricity outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, residential renewable energy is sure to be a hot topic around the post-recovery dinner table.
As it so happens, Westport was one of 4 Connecticut towns chosen to participate in the Solarize CT program. This incentive project will help Westport homeowners install solar PV technology on their southern-facing rooftops or in ground arrays.
Solarize Westport has a goal of signing up 40 homes by December 14. They are about 25% towards their goal, with a little over 1 month left! Click here, or call 203-375-5228 for a free consultation. (If you don’t live in Westport, click here for general information.)
A quiet movement in Westport and Fairfield County is focusing on renewable energy sources. The topic is quickly gaining steam. Westport features many passive homes, sustainable developments and renewable power sources already. Many of the folks involved hope Westport can emulate successful countries and states around us, and become a more sustainable community.
Combining a Solar PV system with a natural gas generator and battery backup can effectively keep your home powered when the central grid is down.
With the help of our schools and commercial businesses, we may be able to create our own micro-grid for the Westport community. Now wouldn’t that be something?