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  • Homepage | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    cost of installing renewable energy systems Providing hands on education for the homeowner so they end up with a strong understanding of how their system works Developing a support network of knowledgeable families Providing local tradespeople an avenue to learn about installing renewable energy systems Building community connections while we all prepare for life in a lower energy world SEAREI serves the Piscataqua region of New Hampshire and southern Maine

    Original URL path: http://www.searei.org/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Energy Raiser | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    Photo by Emily Zendt See Emily s blog to see how a small group of committed citizens winterized a HFH home Energy Raiser 2 Why SEAREI Albert Einstein said it first No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it The answer to fossil fuel problems cannot be solved by government vs market solutions We need to approach 21st century solutions in a completely new way SEAREI makes renewable energy affordable for all What is a Community Energy Raiser SEAREI is modeled after the traditional New England style barn raising of neighbor helping neighbor A few hundred years ago in rural spaces farmers understood their relationship with their neighbors They also knew how costly was the construction of their most important structure their barn Putting two and two together or in systems terms a win win How Does it Work Every person at an Energy Raiser is a volunteer The homeowner has invited them to help install a solar water heating system Many volunteers have already hosted their own Energy Raiser and are Paying the favor forward Others are preparing to host their own looking to learn the skills so they can install it themselves

    Original URL path: http://www.searei.org/energy-raiser.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Membership | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    empty Please leave this field empty Name Email Subject Message Application Form Become a Member of SEAREI and let us help you plan your energy future Click here to download an application Membership Previous Next List MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE Renewable energy energy efficiency product Service discounts Energy assessment planning sessions Guidance on individualized energy plans Networking and mentoring opportunities Volunteer Energy Advisors Community Energy Raisers Energy Exchange Membership Meetings Access to the Energy Initiative s Resource Library Notification of special programs resources through membership updates Step 1 Become a member of SEAREI Step 2 Once you become a member you will be invited to attend a SEAREI Energy Raiser Step 3 You will be assigned to a team and will receive a training Teams include Rack installers wall or roof Wiring Controller Install Basement Plumbing Chase Plumbing Pipe Insulating Tube Assembly Line Observer Extra Hand Tradespeople and Handypersons are encouraged to bring tools such as cordless drills tool belts with work gloves tape measurers rag and utility knife SEAREI Energy Raising Schedule When you arrive at the Energy Raiser site you will participate in a Work Team and Planning Meeting At noon there will be time for more information and

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  • About Us | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    Ben and Jerry and Paul Newman his interests lie in a strong work ethic with a commitment to environmental stewardship In 2009 he organized a group of local arborists the Seacoast Arborist Collaborative SAC which has since donated aproximately 125 hours of tree work per year to city trees in need of professional maintenance Micum also serves as a board member on the New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership as well as the Friends of Mount Washington Avalanche Center He feels that with intelligent systems thinking and integration we can live in sync with our community and ecosystems while decreasing the unnecessary waste that is degrading the natural world About Us Previous Next List Kevin Beane Over 30 years ago Kevin co founded his first business Environmental Alternatives a solar design and construction company He has extensive experience in all phases of residential construction with a particular interest in retrofitting existing structures for energy efficiency and renewable energy Kevin s recent projects include construction in Maine New Hampshire Washington and Puerto Rico When he is not building he augments his interest in structural design as a massage therapist and as a Tai Chi instructor IMG 0949 Michael has been a contractor builder for over 35 years He co owned a residential building company where he designed and built passive solar homes for over 18 years He remains committed to renewable energy and alternatives to the use and depletion of fossil fuel Currently he supervises commercial building expansions including schools hospitals and fire stations Michael has been a member of Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative since it began and facilitates study circles He has similar training in permaculture techniques and the transition initiative We are Community of Renewable Energy Learners and Doers SEAREI was formed in 2009 by members of the Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative

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  • Our Partners | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    individuals and families benefit and the Earth benefits In sustainability we call this the Triple Bottom Line The TBL shifts the 20th century economic paradigm from one where greed maximizing gains for self and a disregard for the environment has undermined the health of systems upon which it depends to one where collaboration cooperation and reciprocity enhances the health of systems by creating conditions for it to thrive Contact us with your interest in becoming a SEAREI Partner Please leave this field empty Please leave this field empty Name Email Subject Message Our Partners Previous Next List Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity The mission of Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing in Southeast New Hampshire We are a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization that works to strengthen families and communities through affordable homeownership opportunities Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with corporations like minded community groups faith based organizations and individual volunteers to develop communities by building and renovating simple decent affordable homes with hard working people who are in need Strafford County Community Action Program Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc SCCAC is committed to ensuring that the basic needs of low income and disadvantaged individuals and families are met while promoting personal responsibility and self sufficiency We believe that everyone has the right to basic necessities of life such as food housing utilities health care quality child care and an adequate income SCCAC also believes that all people regardless of income deserve to live with dignity and self respect Portsmouth Women s City Club The Portsmouth Women s City Club is a women s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service New England Grassroots Environmental Fund NEGEF is both a Funders Activists Collaborative

    Original URL path: http://www.searei.org/partners.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Projects | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    in Aurora Colorado Comparable new solar hot air panels cost over 1000 apiece and SEAREI is excited to be able to offer these used panels to members for a suggested donation of 200 per panel or 1400 for a pallet of 8 panels These panels are a great do it yourself opportunity and with a little elbow grease and some modifications these panels can be adapted to provide years of solar heating for your home or business SEAREI is planning to offer Skill Share workshops in which participants will refurbish a panel to bring home for their own installation Habitat for Humanity A Weatherization Project On December 8 th 2012 a group of 14 volunteers from SEAREI and Southeast New Hampshire Habitat for humanity descended on Plaistow NH to help a family in need with an Energy Action Day Caulking around windows repair and replacement of damaged and missing insulation air sealing around the rim joists patching holes and cracks in the drywall and insulating the pipes in the basement were the order of the day Materials were graciously donated by both organizations to accomplish all of the tasks The home owner was unable to keep up on the repairs

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  • Events | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    installation manual that includes step by step instructions photos and cost estimates These panels are a good DIY project for someone interested in low cost solar heating We will be presenting the manual demonstrating how these panels work and discussing how they can be adapted to your residential heating needs Come enjoy a pot luck dinner at 6 30 pm followed by a presentation and discussion at 7 15 pm As always this is a zero waste event so please bring your own place setting if possible as well as a dish to share UPCOMING Also if this solar heating opportunity interests you further we will be offering a hands on Skill Share workshop on Saturday May 23rd at the Port City Makerspace in Portsmouth Participants in this workshop will gain practical experience by actually refurbishing one of the Solar Hot Air panels Details to follow but put it on your calendar and let us know on April 9th or contact Kevin Beane at k beane comcast net if you d like to participate in this workshop Thursday January 23 2014 6 30 PM Energy Share Neighborhood Solar Gardens How Group Net Metering can bring solar power to many more NH residents Guest Speaker Clay Mitchell Esq Ph D Project developer and energy policy expert Revolution Energy LLC Portsmouth Women s City Club 375 Middle St Portsmouth Thursday November 14 6 30 PM Energy Share and Potluck Everything You Need to Know About PV SEAREI will be presenting another of our popular Energy Share public forums potlucks on Thursday November 14th at 6 30 PM at the Portsmouth Women s City Club 375 Middle St The presenter this month will be George Horrocks President of Harmony Energy Works and SEAREI Board member on the topic of Everything You Need to Know About Photovoltaics PV Come learn about recent developments in this rapidly growing electrical power choice from one of the foremost local experts We hope you will join us for this free zero waste event and hear how you might tap into solar power at your home or business For those who have never attended one of our potlucks we ask you to bring your own place setting and a dish to share We always end up with a wonderful array of delicious food and great discussion so please join us Saturday November 23rd Makerspace Harvest Fest On Saturday November 23rd SEAREI will be participating in Port City Makerspace s Harvest Fest We plan to have an information table and a display with various types of Solar collectors Port City Makerspace MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from r20 rs6 net claiming to be portcitymakerspace com is a co op shop for Portsmouth New Hampshire Port City Makerspace is community based shop that provides tools and workspace to members for a low monthly fee SEAREI partners with the Makerspace to hold educational workshops and supports it s mission as part of the DIY do it yourself movement Cass Thurston

    Original URL path: http://www.searei.org/events.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Photos | Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative
    Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants making solar powered cell phone and battery chargers at The Port City MakerSpace Skill Builder with Richard Komp SEAREI Board member Kevin Beane introduces Dr Richard Komp Solar Guru Skill Builder with Richard Komp But first a Solar Primer Skill Builder with Richard Komp Image of solar powered car in Maine Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants begin to merge theory with practice Skill Builder with Richard Komp Richard and Kevin explain PV cells Skill Builder with Richard Komp Noel Jost Coq takes notes from Richard to bring back to her community Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants prepare for constructing their homegrown solar chargers Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants begin laying out their phone or battery chargers Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants hard at work Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants solder PV cells together Skill Builder with Richard Komp Assembling cell phone charger Skill Builder with Richard Komp Applying silicone to adhere PV cells to module Skill Builder with Richard Komp Modules are constructed from inexpensive picture frames purchased at any Dollar Store Skill Builder with Richard Komp Soldered cells are mounted in module Skill Builder with Richard Komp Participants

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