Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Solar and wind energy are an important part of the grid of the future.
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Solar and wind energy are an important part of the grid of the future.

Energy

In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways in which you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

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Energy Smart Community

Do you have a Smart Meter? Learn more about the goals of Energy Smart Community, whether smart meters have been installed in your area as well as other grid upgrades.

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ESC @ local festivals

Look for our Energy Smart Communities table at upcoming local festivals now through September 2018. Find a list of all the festivals we'll attend, here...

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Solar Energy Open Hours

FREE! Visit us on Thursday 6/14 and a CCE Energy Educator will answer all your questions about going solar. No question is too big or small! Light refreshments will be served!

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About Solar Energy

Solar energy is simply energy derived from the sun, which we can then convert to electricity or thermal energy. Since sunlight is relatively infinite, solar energy is one of our most promising renewable resources.

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Local Energy Study

A new local building energy system study for townhouses and custom/luxury homes found that the energy cost of heat pumps is slightly lower than natural gas and significantly lower than propane. Full report as a pdf here.

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Commercial Energy Use Study

Office buildings can also economically benefit from converting to heat pumps, running very efficiently on electricity rather than fossil fuels. Full report as a pdf here.

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Last updated July 6, 2018