Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco
Program Topic: Historical look at solar power in US, with the director of Maine Solar Energy Association
Key Discussion Points:
a) As so called Super Storm Sandy illustrates the impacts of climate change on the gathering intensity of weather patterns, we look towards on the ground solutions.
b) Today, we look at some of the history of solar power in the United States, through the experiences of Maine Solar Energy Association director Rich Komp.
c) We touch on the cuts to government funding for solar research and development and implementation during the Reagan administration, and the role of big oil in suppressing solar companies.
Guest: Dr. Richard Komp, director of Maine Solar Energy Association www.mainesolar.org