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The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged solar power

  • Two New Story Walks for Summer

    | July 1, 2021 | Filed under: Program Reports

    Read stories geared towards children while walking on the Saw-whet Owl and Barrier Beach trails this summer!

  • Wells Reserve Pipeline Begins Pumping

    | April 1, 2021 | Filed under: Opinion

    How foolish would it be to leave fossil fuels in the ground?

  • Solar Array Adds Capacity for Growth

    | October 2, 2020 | Filed under: Culture

    A new set of photovoltaic panels will keep the reserve 100% solar for its electricity needs.

  • What the World Needs Now

    | February 4, 2017 | Filed under: Culture

    Weatherization has always been held up as one of the easiest and first solutions to climate change; why not pick that low-hanging fruit?

  • Black Gold?

    | April 25, 2015 | Filed under: Opinion

    We’ve known for decades the high costs of digging up and burning oil, coal, and natural gas. Science, and now morality, implore us to find cleaner, more guilt-free energy sources.

  • Maine’s Warmer but Sunnier Future

    | March 29, 2015 | Filed under: Opinion

    For the past thirty years (and counting), each month has been warmer than its average. We may remember, year to year, locally colder Januarys or cooler Julys, but around the world, our collective thermometers have not seen a dip for 360 straight months. 

  • Wells Reserve at Laudholm Marks Solar Milestone

    | March 23, 2015 | Filed under: News

    The Wells Reserve at Laudholm has become the first nonprofit in Maine to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs with solar energy, with 248 solar panels that are expected to generate 73,000 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy while preventing 45 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year.

  • Now 100% Solar

    | March 16, 2015 | Filed under: Culture

    The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is the first nonprofit in Maine to go 100% solar. Our photovoltaic systems now generate enough solar energy to meet all of our electricity needs.

  • 20/20 Vision at Our 2020 Vision

    | November 25, 2014

    Staring at the camera through cardboard-tube binoculars. Photo courtesy Jackie Lipsky.

    The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a timeless place, but these are changing times.

  • A Golden Opportunity

    | October 14, 2014

    Wells Reserve at Laudholm has set a goal like no other organization in Maine.

    “We are well underway in securing solar power to run our operation,” said Paul Dest, director of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. “Our goal is to become 100 percent self-sufficient on solar power.”

    For those who know the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, it is no surprise that it would chart such ambitious goals. It has a rich history of development and progress.