The Weekly Sun 12.23.2022

“Hope is a thing with feathers.”
–Emily Dickinson

More and more, the world we immerse ourselves in is fraught. It’s not just the news that is troubling, but the way we discuss it. Social media makes us miserable, but it also draws us back time and time again.

Of late, my work at ADT Solar has me writing The Weekly Sun, a weekly look at interesting news in the renewable energy field. I’ve been surprised by how much pleasure it brings me. I get to be a little goofy, pick a theme song for the week, and write about progress toward a worthy goal.

It turns out that writing about hopeful things makes you more hopeful. Who knew?

This week I wrote about the quest to find useful things to do with the space around solar panels in utility-scale installations. It turns out cows don’t fit and goats have a bad habit of chewing up the wiring and jumping on the panels. Don’t be surprised if sheep grazing amongst the panels become a common sight in coming years.

I also look at the federal government’s effort to fix the Puerto Rican power grid with solar energy.

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