Aug 24

Energizing Veterans for Solar Careers

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Solar Jobs For Veterans As we all know leaving the military after fighting for our country can bring a variety of problems for veterans to cope with in the outside world. Jobs can be hard to find, adjusting to life can be difficult. So it is refreshing to see efforts being made to help get …

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Aug 23

Virtual power plant: System Will Be a Game Changer for Renewable Energy

  Virtual power plant: that sounds like part of a video game like “SimCity” or “Cities: Skylines” — but it’s not. The virtual power plant (VPP) is a real, up-and-coming energy source. It’s a widespread collection of modest power systems with one control site that runs them like a single power plant. The control room …

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Aug 08

Chemists Discover New Innovative Carbon Capture Method

Embed from Getty Images A new and greener way to adsorb carbon dioxide has been discovered by a team of scientists at the University of York. This development is significant, because although human activity has been creating more CO2 than the ecosystem can handle, there hasn’t been a relatively eco-friendly way to combat it. Our …

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Jul 27

Clean Energy in Puget Sound Region

SolTerra Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy in the Puget Sound Region Solar power is a booming business worldwide, and local installer SolTerra is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. SolTerra achieved a rank of 258 out of 500 solar companies. The Top …

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Jul 26

Solar Cost Calculator

Modernize Launches ModSun Solar Cost Calculator for Homeowners Nationwide Human-Centered Approach to Going Solar Leverages Industry-Leading Technology  Modernize, the online service that connects homeowners with contractors specializing in energy-efficient home improvement projects, today announced the launch of ModSun, an easy-to-use residential solar panel cost calculator focused on providing a transparent, human-centered approach to going solar. …

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Jul 26

Solar Impulse

Flight to the future: Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth Embed from Getty Images By Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and CEO, ABB Solar Impulse has made history by completing the first flight around the world in a plane powered only by energy from the sun. Its achievement is a tremendous …

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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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