Jan 29

Vehicle-Grid Integration

California Public Utilities Commission approves San Diego Gas & Electric’s innovative “Vehicle-Grid Integration” program San Francisco — Yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve San Diego Gas & Electric’s innovative “Vehicle-Grid Integration” program. Under the program, SDG&E will deploy 3,500 charging stations in the San Diego area, and, through special “dynamic pricing,” encourage …

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Jan 28

Sierra Club Response to Rooftop Solar Net Energy Metering Decision

Ruling will facilitate more rooftop solar power in California SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to retain net energy metering, preserving a critical policy for the growth of rooftop solar power.  The decision requires new solar owners to enroll on time-of-use rates, a change that will encourage Californians to take up …

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Jan 27

Solar Rooftop and Tesla Powerpack Battery Duo

Sprig Electric Pioneers A One, Two Solar Punch In Silicon Valley, To Dramatically Reduce Energy Costs Sprig Electric is now among the first electrical contractors in the nation to pair Tesla’s Powerpack battery with a 350 kW commercial rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system to optimize energy savings. The pairing, installed by Sprig Electric at their corporate headquarters …

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Jan 18

How Solar Panels Work


Jan 12

Radar-Activated Obstruction Lighting System for Wind Turbines

Laufer Wind’s Radar-Activated Obstruction Lighting System for Wind Turbines and Tall Towers Meets FAA Performance Standards – Follows Extensive Testing Aircraft Detection System mitigates the visual impact of tall structures’ blinking lights on neighbors—also beneficial to migratory wildlife Following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) testing and introduction of new performance guidelines, Laufer Wind is now making …

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Jan 11

Solar Store Opens in SoCal


The Solar Store, Southern California’s First, Opening on January 16, 2016 Southern California’s 1st Solar Store by Baker Electric, opens its doors to homeowners on January 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m at 40165 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, California Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider and SunPower Elite Dealer announces the grand opening …

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Dec 30

Blue Lake Hydroelectric Expansion Project

New Film Released –  DamNatural   The City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska completed the largest construction project in the city’s history in December 2014, the Blue Lake Hydroelectric Expansion Project.  It was completed on time and on budget and is providing energy independence for Sitka, now and in the future. DamNatural, the 4th film in …

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Dec 28

Accelerating hydrogen refueling stations

Drivers are seeing more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, but  hydrogen refueling stations for those vehicles are still few and far between. This is about to change, and one reason is a new testing device being validated at California refueling stations that will greatly accelerate station commissioning. Developed by U.S. Department …

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Dec 18

Solar Power To Reduce Energy Expenses

Solar Power the Choice of Boonsboro, Maryland to Reduce Energy Expenses   Empower Energies and RER Energy Group Announce Construction of a 936.5 kilowatt Solar  Array to Generate Low Cost, Renewable Energy for the Town of Boonsboro FREDERICK, MD – December 17, 2015 – Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company, announced the construction of a 936.5 …

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Dec 08

94% of utilities already affected by extreme weather events

A new survey by the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) of electric power utilities reveals that their CEOs consider a global agreement on GHG emissions vital to their businesses’ sustainable success. The GEI, led by the World Energy Council and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, aims to enhance electrical utilities’ efforts to ensure reliable …

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Dec 03

German-American storage expert to help bring “Energiewende” to the next level

“enera” model project selected by German government for up to Euro 50 million grant / Younicos to provide storage expertise and software Storage pioneer Younicos has been chosen to help create the blueprint for the next phase in Germany’s energy transition, or “Energiewende”. The German Ministry for Economics and Energy selected the “enera” consortium, which …

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Nov 28

Solar panels floating on water are a beautiful solution to two problems

We can save land and water by building floating solar panels   Singapore, a country half the size of Los Angeles, is home to 5.4 million people. This makes the island city-state one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with roughly 7,500 people packed into each square kilometre. When almost your entire …

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Nov 10

Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy

Interior Department, State of California Announce Innovative Strategy for Renewable Energy and Conservation on Public Lands in California Desert Renewable energy milestone continues to advance Administration’s clean energy goals in push toward Paris climate discussions  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird today announced the final environmental …

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Nov 05

Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills

The book ‘Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills’ introduces you to the world of solar electric panels and systems. It reveals you the reasons why photovoltaic solar panels are continuing to gain worldwide popularity and are becoming more important as a source of renewable energy. You can …

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Nov 05

America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Energy States

This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts.   America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources that power our society have rarely been so widely scrutinized. …

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Nov 05

China’s Non-Hydropower Renewable Installed Capacity Will More than Triple to 609 Gigawatts by 2025

China’s cumulative installed capacity for renewables, excluding hydropower, will increase from 196.3 Gigawatts (GW) in 2015 to an estimated 608.9 GW by 2025 ‘China’s renewable energy sources, especially wind power, will continue to grow thanks to the government’s supportive policies,’ says analyst   Cumulative installed capacity for renewables, excluding hydropower, in China will more than …

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Nov 04

Solar Power Plant on Reclaimed Island

KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 8.5MW Solar Power Plant on Reclaimed Island on Japan’s Largest Lake Underutilized land repurposed with solar installation to provide equivalent power for roughly 2,900 average households Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi; herein “Kyocera,”) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (President: Shunichi Asada; herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”) announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar …

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Nov 03

Invisible Wires Start ‘Disappearing’ on Transparent Electricity-Generating SolarWindow

Latest SolarWindow process breakthrough revolutionizes the transmission of electricity on glass with wires as thin as human hair.     Columbia, MD – November 3, 2015 – SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDW), a leading developer of first-of-their-kind transparent electricity-generating coatings for commercial windows on skyscrapers and tall towers, today announced that a process breakthrough has …

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Nov 03

Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

By David Stauth CORVALLIS, Ore. – Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a new approach for the storage of concentrated solar thermal energy, to reduce its cost and make it more practical for wider use. The advance is based on a new innovation with thermochemical storage, in which chemical transformation is used in repeated …

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Oct 30

2.4-Megawatt Solar Project

Owens Corning and Constellation Celebrate Completion of 2.4-MeGAWATT Solar Project Parking canopy solar installation at Owens Corning headquarters supports company’s new 50 percent target for greenhouse gas reduction Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, today celebrated the completion of a 2.4-megawatt (DC) solar generation project at Owens Corning’s headquarters in …

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