by Shea Riester, Video Coordinator, Team Vermont
The solar wave is building fast in Vermont. It’s not a “major” power source yet, but the excitement is in the air everywhere you go. Solar is no longer just for environmentalists, or the few who have enough cash to afford the steep investment. We spoke with the co-president of SunCommon, a new Burlington start-up that is making solar truly affordable for Vermonters. Many folks who previously may not have had the saved capital to go solar now have a real opportunity to ditch deadly energy for good. And it saves them money! Check out how SunCommon is changing the game:
On the other side of town, Gary, the Solar Bus guy, has made it his mission to travel around and show folks that solar is ready to power our world. When we showed up at the Essex Junction farmer’s market, a local high-school punk band was playing seriously epic tunes for the farmers and customers. Amazingly, the whole gig was powered by Gary’s Solar Bus, which was parked directly behind the band. The best part: the bus doesn’t even drive on fossil fuels–it’s powered by vegetable grease!