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How RECs support a fossil-fuel-free future
When members join Arcadia Power, they are not just committing to a cleaner power bill for themsel...
Building software that transforms clean energy access
Every Monday, as our engineering team comes together for a company-wide meeting, we see a number ...
Lessons in carbon-cutting from five U.S. states
2018 saw record-high global carbon emissions — CO2 emissions rose by 2.7 percent to a high of 37....
Finding compromise when choosing solar
Look around your street or neighborhood, and you’ll likely find a few rooftops that have made the...
191 major brands going 100% renewable
The fight against climate change is a fight for everyone, from individuals to businesses, nationa...
Your guide to calculating home energy costs
Have you ever wondered how much it really cost to leave the TV on in the background as you slept?...
Everything to know about hydropower
As one of the oldest energy sources, hydropower dates back over 2000 years. Ancient Greek farmers...
Americans in 13 states could be saving an average of 20% on power
“Smart” rate switching can save you time and money, with clean energy.Twenty years ago, a handful...
How Maryland is getting ahead in clean energy
The U.S. renewable energy sector remains resilient despite 2018 tax policy setbacks. A growing wo...
Maine commits to 100% renewable energy
The State of Maine has officially set a 100% renewable energy goal. On June 26, 2019, the Governo...
Community solar financing: Redefining risk
It’s no surprise that in less than a decade community solar has become the fastest-growing segmen...
5 tips for lowering your foodprint
Similar to one’s carbon footprint, a “foodprint” is used to measure the environmental impact of ...
Clean energy state spotlight: California
California’s leading efforts in clean energy have some labeling it as the new Sunshine State. In ...
How James saves money with efficiency and solar power
James has spent years working for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, hi...
10 powerful quotes to inspire sustainability
Climate Change is a global issue affecting every person and inch of this planet. With inspiration...
Tennessee Valley Authority looks to major solar increase
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In the latest draft of a long range power plan, the Tennessee Valley Authori...
Energy choice 101
What is energy choice?Many people have only one choice for their delivery and supply of electric ...
Clean energy state spotlight: Rhode Island
States across America are stepping up to fight the effects of climate change. At Arcadia Power, w...
The future of solar
Thomas Edison once said, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!”O...
We're bringing community solar to Rhode Island
Rhode Island residents can now sign up for community solar, and it’s about time! We’re excited to...
What is the Green New Deal?
In recent years, much of the work to combat climate change and support the development of new cle...
Clean Energy State Spotlight: New York
Across the U.S. clean energy industries have continued to grow in leaps and bounds. However, with...
Demystifying energy choice
For most people, electric utilities are still a monopoly industry. They have only one choice for ...
The future of wind energy
Undoubtably, you’ve seen a large wind turbine spinning somewhere offshore, or in a field. These t...
Where does all our energy really go?
When you look outside, what do you see? Probably a few cars on the road, and an abundance of ligh...
A year in review: 6 of our favorite renewable energy stories
Despite a number of alarming climate change headlines, 2018 had many big wins for renewable energ...
How our air changes from summer to winter—and what you might not know
Every summer and winter the air changes, right? Cold gets hot and hot gets cold again. However, t...
Everything you need to know about wind energy for your home
You may have heard of a Renewable Energy Certificate before. In short, they are the official reco...
Global carbon emissions reach record high, what you can do
After two years of near flat carbon emissions growth, 2018 appears to be reversing that trend—on ...
Record wind energy produced in Texas
“SAN ANGELO, TX – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reported that the state has j...
3 Election Wins for Renewable Energy
With the 2018 midterm elections now over, support for a clean energy future appears to be marchin...
Do storm windows save energy?
Tired of paying for heating or cooling that is seeping through old windows? Purchasing replacemen...
4 common situations that increase your energy bill
Even if you closely monitor your energy usage, your power bill at the end of the month might not ...
How wind turbines work to produce electricity
Wind power is one of the most sustainable and abundant forms of renewable energy. According to th...
The top 7 questions you’ve asked Google about renewable energy
As the clean energy industry gains momentum, most of us are curious to know more about its benefi...
6 energy hacks for renters
Homes and apartments occupied by renters make up 31.4% of total housing units in the US. This mea...
The “other” sources of renewable energy
At Arcadia Power, we connect members to wind and solar power. When we mention renewable energy, t...
Why a heat wave costs more than you might think
Last year, simultaneous global heat waves ended up impacting not only the U.S. but the entire wor...
Bike to work? Check out your carbon footprint
Science has proven that biking has significant health benefits: it’s an energy booster and, like ...
LED vs. regular lightbulbs: Do they really make a difference?
Lightbulbs. They used to be practically synonymous with simplicity. Lights bulbs were just light ...
How tech giants support clean energy, just like you
Tech giants and clean energy.Individuals - including Arcadia Power members - are an important for...
Community solar: How it works
You don’t need a big, sunny house adorned with glossy panels in order to have solar energy for yo...
A day in the life of a modern, clean energy apartment
While apartment living comes with some constraints, a renter or condo owner can still create a cl...
What kind of solar power is right for you?
You know switching to solar energy is both a smart investment and good for the environment. Howev...
How to get tax credits for saving on energy
Did you know you the government will reward you for being energy-conscious? It’s true! You know t...
Vampire power sources: The likely culprit of your high power bill
Don’t worry, there are no monsters here. That is unless you count your charger and microwave. Vam...
Calculating your kilowatt hour usage at home
Did your electricity bill skyrocket this winter? Are you looking for ways to reduce your costs, o...
Survey: How Well Does Your Generation Understand Their Energy Choices?
Prices for renewable energy are dropping, but the U.S. still relies heavily on fossil fuels. It’s...
What is a kilowatt-hour? The watts used to power your house, explained
Kilowatt-hours, explainedWhen we see the symbol “kWh” on our utility bills, we may assume that it...
How to Use Solar Power to Save Money: From Tax Credits to Community Solar
Understanding Solar Power SavingsMany people don’t consider switching to solar energy because the...
Understanding the Electrical Grid: From Power Sources to Distribution Centers
How Does the Electrical Grid Work?Until the power goes out, no one gives a second thought about t...
Four Surprising Ways Millennials Are Influencing The Clean Energy Movement
Accounting for over 25 percent of the U.S. population, Millennials are oftentimes criticized for ...
Why The NFL's Energy Plan for Super Bowl LII is a Game Changer
How are you spending your Super Bowl Sunday?One of America’s most infamous pastimes is watching f...
Mapping Urban Efficiency: How Do You, And Your City, Stack-Up?
Energy Efficiency in Your CityWhen we think about “decreasing our carbon footprint”, we often thi...
How we’re saving you money with clean energy
Did you know that the average Fortune 500 pays almost 25 percent less for power than you do at yo...
Clean Energy Prices are Dropping at Alarming Rates
A new report issued in Colorado this week have proven that renewables costs are not only falling,...
How Fossil Fuels Impact Your Health
We know that fossil fuel energy is damaging our planet. But using fossil fuels doesn’t just hurt ...
What Is a Deregulated Energy Market?
Why States DeregulateSince the 1990s, certain states have deregulated their electric and gas mark...
Learning From China’s “Climate Awakening”
According to a detailed new article in The Economist, China has made massive feats to protect the...
New Survey Finds Everyone Supports Clean Energy, Regardless of Political Views
There may be a topic that is safe to discuss with your relatives over Thanksgiving dinner after a...
Killing the Clean Power Plan Has Not Stopped Renewables
The efforts to quash renewable energy have, so far, been unsuccessful. And the trend continues, e...
Massachusetts is Moving into the World of Energy Storage
Massachusetts landed themselves in the top three states with the highest energy storage targets t...
Elon Musk is Stepping in to Help Puerto Rico Recover with Solar Power
Elon Musk is at the forefront of renewable energy news once again after offering to help rebuild ...
Facebook is Building a Data Center in Virginia and Focusing on Renewables
Facebook is investing massively in renewables for their new $750 million data center in Virginia....
New York is Diving Headfirst into Offshore Wind
Earlier this week, the state of New York has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BO...
While Puerto Rico is in a Blackout, One Farm is Kept Alive with Solar Power
With almost no diesel left to burn, Puerto Rico is near a complete blackout after Hurricane Maria...
General Motors Just Announced that They Are Going Electric
General Motors announced yesterday that they are going all-electric. They are ending their relati...
How To Survive a Natural Disaster: Get Renewable Energy.
We have seen storms ravage the southern area of our country multiple times in just a few weeks. T...
Ikea Will Be Selling Solar Batteries in the UK
Ikea, one of the most famous furniture stores in the world, is diving into the world of solar pow...
EasyJet is Planning to Fly Electric Planes Within the Decade
One of the largest sources of pollution is getting a green makeover. Airplanes are going electric...
Facebook Headquarters Goes 100% Renewable
The Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California is going 100% renewable and using local energ...
Oregon is Feeding Apple Inc, and the Future, Renewable Energy
In Eastern Oregon, Avangrid Renewables has started working on the 202-megawatt wind farm that wil...
Britain is Officially Shutting Down All Coal Plants
The U.K. has just stated that all of the remaining coal plants will be shut down by 2025. Back in...
Corporations Continue their Unwavering Support of Renewable Energy
The support for renewable energy is growing in the corporate world. Corporations are not just sup...
The Cost of Offshore Wind Will Decrease by 70% Over the Next 20 Years
There has been an outstanding amount of renewable energy production in the last decade. Because o...
When Solar Power Will Take Over
In 2017, the solar industry is perhaps the strongest it’s ever been. The Solar Energy Industries ...
How Solar Power Helps the Environment
You may have heard that solar power is now cheaper than many other forms of energy. However, lowe...
How Solar Power Produces Energy
Sunlight reaches the Earth via photons, particles that are created at the sun’s core through atom...
The Most Common Sizes of Wind Turbines
When many people think of wind turbines, they may imagine small machines behind someone’s house. ...
The Pros and Cons of Dams
Dams are some of the most impressive and well-noticed aspects of modern infrastructure. Throughou...
Solar Kept Floridians' Homes Running in the Wake of the Storm
Hurricane Irma cut the power to about 6.7 million people in Florida. However, local contractors a...
Anheuser-Busch Purchased Enough Wind Power to Make 20 Million Beers a Year
Anheuser-Busch has purchased enough wind power to produce 20 billion beers per year. They worked ...
Arizona Public Service Increases Funding for Customer Storage by 50%
The largest electric utility in Arizona is increasing the funding for customer storage incentive ...
Renewable Energy Saved the U.S. $88 Billion in Health and Environmental Cost
Wind and solar saved Americans around $88 billion in health and environmental costs in just 8 yea...
China Plans to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Cars in Less Than 20 Years
China, the world’s largest auto market, is completely banning the sales of fossil fuel cars. With...
15 Key Facts & Statistics About Hydropower
Hydropower is simply generating electricity through the power of moving water. The energy in stre...
The Pros and Cons of Electric Cars
Over the past several years, electric cars have made massive technological strides. As a result, ...
A Fly's Eye Has Inspired Stanford Scientists to Improve Solar Panels
A recent study done at Stanford University has scientists using insect eyes as their newest inspi...
Nanotechnology Takes Over Sustainability
Nanotechnology is taking over the tech world and is now inching its way into sustainability. Nano...
15 Key Facts and Statistics About Electric Cars
Electric cars, which eschews only gasoline or diesel power to run partially on electricity, have ...
A Recent Study Shows that Minnesota is Leading the Way in Energy Storage
Minnesota energy storageA recent study done by the University of Minnesota found that energy stor...
15 Key Facts and Statistics About Electric Cars
The electric car, which eschews only gasoline or diesel power to run partially on electricity, ha...
Amazon's Warehouse in New Jersey gets 30 Acres of Solar Panels
Solar meets New Jersey warehouseA massive Amazon warehouse in Carteret, New Jersey just installed...
A Bacteria that Produces Solar Energy
Scientists have discovered a bacteria that produces solar energy more efficiently than commercial...
Britain's Postal Service Goes Electric After 120 Years
Instead of abandoning the postal service completely for the sake of the environment, Britain is m...
The Eclipse's Interesting Effect on Solar Power in D.C.
This past Monday, millions of Americans stopped what they were doing to admire one of nature’s mo...
A Solar-Run Plane is Flying to Space in 2018
A plane that runs only on solar energy is taking on space.
A Plane that Emits Only Water
Researchers have designed a plane that emits only water.
Vertical Axis Turbines Will Take Cities by Storm
Vertical axis turbines may power our cities in the near future.
Farming Like Luke Skywalker: How to Take Water From the Air
We found a way to farm like Luke Skywalker, making science fiction a reality.
This is the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever.
Scientists have discovered the most absorbent solar cell of all time. It captures almost 50% of w...
How Biofuel Is Made
In the United States, there has been much research into how to produce and take advantage of rene...
Causes & Effects of Ocean Pollution
As massive as the Earth’s oceans are, the amount of pollution that enters the water from both man...
How Does a Geothermal Power Plant Work?
What is Geothermal Energy?Geothermal energy capture is accomplished by using a large turbine. The...
15 Key Facts & Statistics About Thermal Pollution
Thermal pollution, although not frequently discussed, is a problem that is also persistent and ha...
The Benefits of Biodiesel
Biodiesel has a number of benefits and is an alternative to the traditional diesel fuel. The U.S....
Dutch airports will be powered solely by renewable energy starting in 2018.
The Dutch aviation company, Royal Schiphol Group, says that its airports all across Holland will ...
10 Key Facts and Statistics About Overpopulation
Overpopulation is more than just about numbers. There are several factors involved including impr...
The Many Benefits of Biodiesel
Biodiesel is a better alternative than the traditional diesel fuel made from petroleum. It is mad...
16 Key Facts About Geothermal Power Plants
Geothermal power plants can provide clean and affordable energy by capturing hot water from deep ...
10 Health Problems from Fossil Fuels
Burning fossil fuels for energy doesn’t only release carbon dioxide and contribute to climate cha...
Bacteria that Clean Up Oil Spills by Eating Them
Oil spills are a major problem on the long list of problems that non-renewable energy creates. Wh...
A Startup Uses Heat from Computers to Heat Homes
A Dutch startup is rethinking the way we heat our homes by using the heat from computer servers##...
A New Study Shows How Batteries Can Hold 5 Times More Energy than Ever Before
Expanding battery capacity, even on the smallest scale, is becoming a hot topic in the energy wor...
15 Important Facts & Statistics About Wind Turbines
The idea of generating power from the wind is not new, but modern wind turbines are now efficient...
Lyft Announces that its Cars will be 100% Autonomous and Renewable in Less than 5 Years.
We are now living in a world where autonomous cars are an actual reality. The even crazier news i...
The U.K. is Transitioning their Commercial Vehicles to Electric for the Benefits
The U.K. just recently announced that they are banning the sale of non-electric vehicles in 2040,...
Tesla Will Revolutionize Energy Storage in Massachusetts
Wind and solar farms are popping up all around the country every day. However, the mass majority ...
Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution
Simply put, thermal pollution comes from hot water or cold water being dumped into a body of wate...
Australia is Speeding Ahead with Electric Vehicle Technology
Lately, we have been seeing countries around the world switch over to electric vehicles. Oil and ...
15 Key Facts & Statistics About Power Plant Pollution
Power plants that use coal, oil and other fossil fuels are generally not considered sustainable. ...
How Solar Energy Benefits You and the Environment
Since its discovery in 1876 by William Grylls Adams, the use of solar power has exploded in recen...
How Wind Energy Benefits You and the Environment
From powering wind sails along the Nile many thousands of years ago to pumping water and grinding...
15 Facts About People & Business’s Carbon Footprint
Greenhouse gases don’t only come from direct emissions. In addition to factories and industrial p...
One of the Most Harmful Atmospheric Gases Can Now be Converted into Energy
A revolutionary idea of how to breakdown one of the most harmful gases has come to a head. Resear...
India's Revolutionary Design: Solar-Powered Trains
India is revolutionizing transportation by putting solar panels on trains.
Electric Vehicles are Dominating the Market Now More than Ever Before.
Electric vehicle sales in the U.S. have skyrocketed the past year, increasing over 45% from July ...
How to read your home's electric meter
Knowing how much energy you are currently using is the first step in lowering your electric bill ...
Study Finds Coal is Dangerous Without Even Being Burned
After hundreds of years of mining, the world’s worst and most dangerous pollutant out of all is c...
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Advantages & Disadvantages
When people think of wind turbines, they often visualize the expansive rotors of a horizontal-axi...
Primary Advantages & Disadvantages of Solar Water Heaters
A lot of energy is used in the home to heat water. In fact, about 18 percent of home energy use g...
How Renewable Energy Can Save Over 50,000 Lives, and Millions of Dollars a Year
More than 3 million people die each year from outdoor air pollution around the world, according t...
15 Important Facts About Coal Mining and Burning
Coal is used in many industrial processes, and by electric power plants. Accounting for 18 percen...
Scotland Sets Record With 118% Wind Power
Scotland produced enough power from wind to supply its national electricity demand for six full d...
The Cost of Residential & Commercial Wind Turbines
Wind turbines have been generating electricity for over 100 years, and have made quick work of ot...
Top 20 Ways We Can Reduce Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels
Most of the energy consumption in the United States comes from fossil fuels. Natural gas, petrole...
The causes and effects of deforestation
From the evergreen forests of Northern Canada and Russia to the tropical forests of central Afric...
20 Effects of Fracking on the Environment
Hydraulic fracturing, generally called ‘fracking”, is an efficient process for recovering natural...
Here’s Why Gas Prices Rise in the Summer
The popular belief is that gas prices rise in the summertime because more people travel. While pe...
Reagan Took Solar Panels Off The White House
When the Reagans moved into the White House in 1981, they inherited 32 solar panels generating ca...
A List of the Most Efficient Cities
Yesterday, the EPA announced that the nation’s Capitol has dethroned Los Angeles at the top of th...
How Much Fossil Fuel is the World Burning Right Now
Ever wonder how much fossil fuel the world is actually using?This real-time interactive graph sho...
How Kentucky is Quietly Turning Coal Country Green
After fried chicken and horse racing, Kentucky probably brings to mind two things: blue grass and...
How the NFL is Making Big Moves into Renewable Energy
With the average NFL stadium using the power equivalency of 1000 American homes, teams are realiz...
Can the U.S. Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2050?
The future of renewable energy is upon us.According to a new study published by a team of Stanfor...
10 Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home
You are constantly running in and out of your home every day - leaving for work, school, or weeke...
A Timeline of Wind Power in the U.S.
According to the Global Wind Energy Council and U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the...
7 Ways Coal is Impacting Wildlife
One of the most common criticisms of renewable energy sources like wind and solar is that they ha...
What Really is the Difference Between Lightbulbs?
You probably know by now that incandescent light bulbs are being phased out, and really just don’...
5 Ways to Save Energy with Landscaping
With spring fast approaching, now is a great time to start planning your new landscaping this yea...
What We Can Learn From U.S. Smart Cities
Cities across the nation are quickly becoming places where sustainable history will be made. Amer...
The Main Types Of Wind Turbines Being Used Today
Capturing the earth’s natural energy through wind was once an abstract idea. Eventually, however,...
Wind Power is Boosting the Economy of Low Income Communities
Wind power is now the largest source of renewable generating capacity in the US, surpassing even ...
Clean Energy Should Be As Easy As Buying Organic Food
We know you’re busy, and getting busier, and don’t really have time to think about your utility b...
What It's Like To Be Inside A Wind Turbine
The majority of people in America have never been near a wind farm or seen a wind turbine, let al...
Types of Wind Turbines Used Today
Capturing the earth’s natural energy through wind was once an abstract idea. Eventually, however,...
11 Solar Panel Trends You Have to Check Out
Solar panels have innovated and morphed into everyday technology over the years. Here’s a look at...
What We Can Learn From U.S. Smart Cities
Cities across the nation are quickly becoming places where sustainable history will be made. Amer...
Incandescent vs. CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs
You probably know by now that incandescent light bulbs are being phased out, and really just don’...
How Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) Work
Arcadia Power provides homes and businesses with Wind Energy by purchasing Renewable Energy Certi...
The Power Grid: Electricity and How it Gets to Your Home
What is the power grid and how does it work?In simple terms, the power grid is just a transportat...
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