Jul 21

Wind Energy In Texas

Power Up: Check Out Target’s New Wind Energy Partnership in Texas   Take a drive down Highway 87 near Lubbock, Texas, and you’ll come upon a forest of 262-foot-tall wind turbines, turning slowly but powerfully in the breeze. It may seem like you’ve entered a fantasy world, but you’ve actually ventured onto a wind farm—and those …

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Jul 15

New tool calculates emissions impacts, energy benefits from smart grid investments

Greenhouse and other emissions may vary Use of “Smart Grid” technologies can impact carbon emissions — but by how much? A new Emissions Quantification Tool can estimate the answer to that question. RICHLAND, Wash. – “Smart grid” technologies significantly reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions resulting from power production and usage. Taken together, smart grid …

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Jul 11

Five Fire Stations in North San Diego County Now 100 Percent Solar-Powered

  Installations by Sullivan Solar Power with Kyocera solar panels projected to save over $65,000 annually   San Diego, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – The North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD or District) has powered up five separate fire stations and one maintenance facility in northern San Diego County to run entirely on solar electricity, with …

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Jul 09

6 Surprising Ways to Save on Energy Costs

Go turn off all your lights. Feel better? You should, because you just saved some money on energy. Sure, we might be talking just a few cents, but those cents add up. Keep those lights burning around the clock and watch how your power bill will skyrocket. Turning off lights is not only a fast …

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Jun 29

San Diego First to Reach California’s Solar Cap

San Diego is California’s first territory to reach major solar milestone SAN DIEGO – June 29, 2016 – Today, San Diego beat larger metro areas including San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the first city in California to reach the solar cap in their utility’s region. Solar in San Diego has become a $1 …

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Jun 29

Propane Industry Launches New $10 Million Consumer Campaign

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2016) – The Propane Education & Research Council has launched a nationwide multimedia campaign aimed at improving consumer perceptions of clean, reliable propane, a fuel that allows Americans to live wherever and however they want.   The PROUDLY PROPANE Clean American Energy™ campaign features a character called Blue the Dog who has …

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Jun 21

End of Nuclear Power in California

California to cut all ties with nuclear power, looks to a clean energy future SAN FRANCISCO– Today, Pacific Gas & Electric announced that it will retire the Diablo Nuclear Generating Plant by 2025– putting an end to all nuclear energy in California. This settlement is yet another example of how serious Californians are about cutting …

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Jun 06

The Importance of Green Transportation

Climate change is real, and many people are changing their habits to embrace a greener, more eco-friendly lifestyle. While there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint, one of the most important steps you can take is to embrace green transportation. The main source of greenhouse gas created by humans is the use of fossil fuels, and …

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May 18

Does Going Solar Make Sense For Your Home in New York?

  For numerous good reasons, home solar power is becoming more popular all the time, but is it right for your home? With the expense of solar panels dropping, and the cost of other energy rising, solar power can be a wise investment for your home.  It can raise the appraised value of your property, …

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May 17

The Best 5 Ways to Introduce Solar Into a Town

The practice of harnessing clean, renewable energy from the sun to power homes and businesses is gaining popularity as improved technology and business models are reaching consumers. Solar energy is harnessed using photovoltaic (PV) panel systems that convert sunlight directly into electrical energy that can be used to power your home’s heating, cooling, lighting and …

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Apr 13

Solar Panels for Nevada Desert Project

SolarWorld to supply 17.5 megawatts of solar panels for Nevada desert project Project will be built from U.S.-made components   HILLSBORO, Ore., April 12, 2015 – SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline silicon solar manufacturer for more than 40 years, is supplying 17.5 megawatts of its high-efficiency 72-cell solar panels for a project that the Valley …

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Apr 12

SOLAR INSTALLATION IN UVALDE AND KNIPPA, TEXAS

CON EDISON DEVELOPMENT JOINS CPS ENERGY TO DEDICATE ALAMO 5, A 990-ACRE SOLAR INSTALLATION IN UVALDE AND KNIPPA, TEXAS 118-MW DC/95-MW AC, 378,000-PANEL SOLAR FARM, LARGEST OPERATING DUAL-AXIS SOLAR PLANT IN NORTH AMERICA, SERVES GREATER SAN ANTONIO ConEdison Development (CED), one of America’s largest owners and operators of renewable energy infrastructure projects, today dedicated Alamo 5, a 118-MW DC/95-MW …

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Apr 11

Innovative Energy Storage Technology

JuiceBox Energy’s Innovative Energy Storage Technology is Game Changer for Nevada’s Solar Economics Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 11, 2016 – Nevada residents continue to seek alternative energy solutions for their homes that increase their use of renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce their reliance on the centralized utility model, and provide daily economic returns …

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Apr 11

SolaTrim™ Provides Readymade Solution for Solar Pest Protection Requirements Added to 2015 Canadian Electrical Code

SolaTrim Barriers Meet New Protection Standards for Canadian Residential Solar Systems   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 12, 2016) – SolaTrim™ LLC (www.solatrim.com), innovators in protective barriers to beautify and safeguard residential solar systems, today announced that the SolaTrim protective barriers are fully compliant with the solar system rodent protection requirements outlined in the recent 2015 update …

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Apr 08

Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry Projects Shine

Thanks to Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry, 85 more homes in the two villages will be generating their own solar power in coming months. The Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry campaign, which launched in October 2015, just concluded the residential part of its program, but commercial property owners still have until April 30 to sign a contract for solar. Solarize Hastings-Dobbs Ferry is …

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Apr 07

Propane Autogas Conversion Vehicle

Clean Cities Coalitions Across the U.S. Host Record-Setting Propane Autogas Conversion Vehicle Converted F-150 and Mower on a 5500 mile “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride” Fresh from setting a record for the Fastest Recorded Alternative Fuel Conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the Alliance AutoGas converted F-150 is now set to embark on a 5500 mile …

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Apr 05

US Energy Storage Strategy

US Energy Storage has become a hot topic of late. Tesla has their storage products that have created a lot of buzz in the industry. But there are others in the market. This article details some of the state of the art in energy storage solution and strategy. It’s a common trope in the U.S. …

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Mar 24

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

Perovskite materials can recycle light particles – a finding which could lead to a new generation of affordable, high-performance solar cells. Depiction of photon recycling inside the crystalline structure of perovskite. The study shows that perovskite can reabsorb photons that are regenerated inside the material, a feature which could enable researchers to break through the …

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Mar 22

Global Solar-PV Polysilicon Prices Rise, as China-US Trade Dispute Continues

U.S. polysilicon manufacturers have essentially lost access to China, while Asian countries have greatly benefited from their ability to increase market share there The ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. A rush to install …

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Mar 21

Diverse Coalition Backs Plan for Deployment of Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations in Northern California

Today, the Sierra Club, along with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and a diverse coalition of public interest groups, automakers, labor unions, and representatives of community choice aggregators and electric vehicle (EV) charging, submitted a proposed settlement to the California Public Utilities Commission to accelerate the deployment of EV charging stations across Northern California. The …

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