August 24th, 2016 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels. The solution? Solar sheep! Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.
March 26th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer
The United States Commerce Department is implementing a tariff upon Chinese Solar Panels — details on what this will mean for consumers and the future of solar power
March 13th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer
We are inundated daily with so much bleak information about petroleum, as well as the many environmental problems and wars associated with oil, that it is a relief to read some positive energy news. Some creative thinkers are already devising much more sustainable technologies for our future.
This week the prestigious Lemelson-MIT award was given to Miles C. Barr, a scientist and "pay it forward" advocate, for his work developing an inexpensive process that can print photovoltaic solar cells on common items, like paper, fabric and ordinary construction materials
January 20th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer
Superfund sites, landfills and depleted mines don't exactly bring to mind renewable energy opportunities. And yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks there might just be, in the midst of all the industrial waste, pollution, and environmental neglect being cleaned up at these sites, a green opportunity — a renewable energy opportunity
December 31st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
It looks like Cornell University is going to get a tremendous clean energy project in NYC — it will use [&hellip
December 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
I cover solar energy news (and wind energy news) obsessively over on CleanTechnica. I think one of the coolest programs [&hellip
December 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Chicago may not be the first city many people think of when they think of solar leaders — it [&hellip
September 18th, 2011 | by ecolocalizer
SolarCity, a California-based solar provider, will be working with the U.S. military on installing up to 160,000 rooftop residential solar photovoltaic systems on military housing throughout 33 states, making it one of the largest residential solar projects in U.S. history, it recently announced. Talk about changing the system from within!
July 23rd, 2011 | by ecolocalizer
Why did we have to wait for Google to invest in building our solar energy infrastructure? What has happened to the government's commitment to green energy and creating jobs in the green sector?
It looks like it took the money-making minds of Silicon Valley to come up with the idea of backing this brilliant scheme. SolarCity says they don't have to beat the price of coal, they only have to beat the price the consumer pays its utility company. The consumer will vote with their dollars even if they don't care about being green at all. It looks like with the help of Silicon Valley and Solar City, capitalism may eventually trick the United States into going green
June 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Generally, I try to keep an eye on the most popular Google searches in the U.S. For one, I think this is important for my job, to see if something I'm interested in is hot at the moment (and why) or to find out about something important I might have missed in my normal news channels. Additionally, doing so just gives me an idea of what's happening or what's popular at the moment, in general
June 8th, 2011 | by ecolocalizer
Talk about landing the Holy Grail of solar power. Santa Monica startup SolarReserve locked in $737 million in guaranteed loans from the U.S. Department of Energy last Thursday for its highly innovative solar energy plant
April 14th, 2011 | by ecolocalizer
Google’s product portfolio has now expanded from search engine power to solar power
March 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
UCLA’s Luskin Center has created a “Los Angeles Solar Atlas” showing the solar potential in Los Angeles County on a variety of different scales. It created solar maps for each city and zone in the county and for the jurisdiction of each of the county's 7 utilities, as well as for the county as a whole
March 1st, 2011 | by ecolocalizer
The results of a recent survey by Sun Connect, an Australian solar power installation company, show that rising electricity bills [&hellip