What’s Next … Local Energy Convergence!

I get asked a lot what is next for Thurston Energy, since our big grant will be complete soon.  I’m happy to announce that Thurston Energy will continue on as the Local Energy Program of the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), in collaboration with the Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT). To kick off 2012, Thurston […]

The Magic and Allure of Solar Power

I love solar panels.  They’re bright and shiny and make little rainbows of light glint off at angles when it’s sunny.  Photovoltaic (PV) panels turn sunlight directly into electricity … they change photons into electrons like some little microscopic version of Rumpelstiltskin weaving straw into gold.  The concept is simultaneously so simple and magical that […]