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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Mar 09

Solar Investing Jumps

Solar photovoltaic manufacturers to invest over $5 billion in 2016 for new production capacity and technology upgrades Capital expenditures to reach five-year high as confidence returns to solar manufacturing segment The solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector is forecast to increase capital expenditure (capex) on new factories and technologies in 2016 by more than 60 percent, …

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Mar 04

Three Easy Ways to Use Less Water at Home

Whether you live by yourself or have a large family, you might use more water than you would like every day. Between flushing the toilet, taking showers or baths and preparing meals, it’s easy to waste thousands of gallons of water every month. When you look for ways to use less water at home, you …

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Feb 18

California Sets World’s Strongest Energy Efficiency Standards for Small Directional Light Bulbs

NRDC’s Noah Horowitz explains new light bulb energy efficiency standards in California that are expected to cut the state’s annual electricity bill by more than $400 million. The California Energy Commission (CEC) made history again today when it set minimum energy efficiency standards for small diameter directional light bulbs used for accent, spot and track …

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Feb 16

LA Area Transit Agency Switches to Zero Emission Buses

Yesterday, the Antelope Valley Transit Agency, A Los Angeles County transportation agency, yesterday pledged to convert to an all-electric fleet of buses. There are 85 buses in this fleet, so this announcement represents one of the largest zero emission bus commitments in the US to date. Right now, oil leads to about 40% of the …

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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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