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General Mills & The Whey to Sustainable Food Production

What is anaerobic digestion? How has General Mills’ Murfreesboro Plant leveraged it to save 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel, produce 1.6 megawatts of electricity and return 2,000 acres of farmland back to agricultural use? Sustainable Woman and Energy Engineer Leslie Marshall discusses.
Leslie, you’re the Energy Engineer at General Mills. What does a typical day entail for you?

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Exploring the National Parks & Reducing (Car)bon Emissions

Sarah Knapp began OutdoorFest in 2013 with the vision of connecting city slickers to the great outdoors, sustainably. She’s brought together hundreds of New Yorkers through Festivals, “Mappy Hours” and online resources like the Get Outside Guide. Most recently, she spearheaded the creation of a guide to visiting National Parks without a car. We spoke with Sarah […]

Solar O&M: Tips for Contractors, The Future of Solar & Workforce Development

The solar industry is booming, and there’s a lot to keep track of. From system configuration to energy storage, O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and beyond, the job of Franklin Beach Energy’s Managing Director Carter Wall is never really done. Sustainable woman Carter discusses her career, trends in solar, tips for contractors, faulty O&M contracts, preventative maintenance and […]

The Best Way to Sell Solar, According to a Nobel Prize Winning Economist

“So Myron, have you installed solar panels on your house?” I asked. The answer was no: “I have these magnificent redwood trees, so that gives me trouble”…

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON BLOG.AURORASOLAR.COM ON 9/3/2016
…Indeed, we performed a shading analysis on Myron’s house with Aurora Solar. Shading from the trees prevented his roof from receiving enough irradiance […]

Climate Change: Global Crisis + A Wealth-Creating Opportunity?

Boosting our economy – both nationally and globally – and solving humanity’s shared climate change challenge are not mutually exclusive endeavors. In fact, many of today’s brightest minds say they go hand in hand, and even make the case that climate change can be turned into a trillion dollar wealth-creating opportunity. A joint initiative of the Stanford Law School and […]