Renewable Radio 5/5/06
Host: Dave Evans
Hour long live call in show
Guest: Noah Wentworth, Evergreen Building Collaborative
Topic: Green Building
What are some renewable insulation sources?
How do I choose windows?
What foundation options use fewer resources?
Host Dave Evans and guest Jim Sysko answer questions about micro-hydro electricity and tidal power.
Renewable Radio brings experienced installers, researchers, and users of renewable energy resources to a call-in program on WERU.
Guest Peter Arnold of the Chewonki Institute has spent several years as a contractor building passive solar houses. Currently Peter promotes sustainable energy with the Chewonki Institute where he works with passive-solar buildings, solar hot water systems, a three kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell, and makes up to 3000 gallons of biodiesel a year.
Guests Harley Lee of Endless Energy, a company that installs large-scale wind generators, and tentatively, Daryl DeJoy of Penobscot Solar who designs and installs solar-electric systems.
Guests Bill Kreamer and Pat Coon. Bill Kreamer described his efficient design for solar air heaters, and Pat Coon told about his work with EnergyWorks, LLC. At times during the program we suggested the following resources:
- Bill Kreamer will send plans for an efficient solar air heater if you e-mail a request to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Maine State Energy Program compares the cost of wood, fuel-oil, and other heat sources on this web page: www.maine.gov/msep/
- The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) also includes federal incentives on this web page: www.dsire.org
- The FindSolar web page includes a cost estimator and a list of solar installers working in an area: www.findsolar.com