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Friday, 26 October 2012 14:43

Eagles' Stadium Getting Wind And Solar

October 26 -- Lincoln Financial Field will soon be a greener place, if that’s possible.  The first of several large, stealth-like wind turbines are now going up at the very top of the Linc.  The 14 wind turbines — seven each on the north and south sides of the stadium’s roof line — are 15 feet tall, made of carbon, fiberglass, and steel, and weigh about 1,000 pounds each. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:57

On The Way To 1 Million Solar Roofs In L.A.

October 23 --  Los Angeles homeowners have been signing up for rooftop solar power installations in droves — so much so that the overwhelming volume of applications threatened to overrun the program’s budget and prompted the LA Dept. of Water and Power’s (LADWP) to actually shut the program down for five months last year. Participants in the city’s Solar Incentive Program had 22 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar power installed in the DWP’s 2011-2012 fiscal year, up from 9 MW the previous year and 5 MW in 2009-2010, Chris Clarke reports in a Rewire blog post. >>View Article

Monday, 15 October 2012 17:17

Solar Push Could Challenge Georgia Power

October 15 -- Georgia Power’s monopoly is under attack. This year, state legislators considered a bill that would have ended that monopoly in limited situations by allowing companies to lease rooftop space for their solar panels and then sell the electricity to the property owner. Current law only allows power to be sold to utilities, and only utilities can sell to retail customers. The bill stalled, but you can look for it to be introduced again for next year’s legislative session. >>View Article

October 23 -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. >>View Article 

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:10

US Military Support For Solar Energy

October 3 -- In a heated election season, many US voters see solar and renewable energy as a partisan debate. They shouldn’t. Case in point: the US military. The US Department of Defense, the world’s largest energy consumer, realized early on that renewables decrease US reliance on foreign oil and save taxpayers’ money. >>View Article

September 26 -- Southern Co.'s (SO) Georgia utility said Wednesday it plans to buy 210 megawatts of solar power by 2015. Southern's Georgia Power utility already has contracts for 61 megawatts of solar power, enough to serve about 7,600 homes, the utility said. >>View Article

Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:19

8,300 Solar Panels To Reduce Energy Costs

September 26 -- Two major local employers will install a total of more than 8,300 solar panels, making them the latest participants in the growing solar panel industry. Assurant Specialty Property is spending $7 million to put in more than 6,200 solar panels to save money on energy costs and as part of the company’s launch of a bundled insurance program for commercial-scale solar installations. >>View Article

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 11:39

Meet The Solar Seniors

September 24 -- Most people think that rooftop solar panels appeal to tech-savvy early adopters in their prime earning years. Enter the Solar Seniors: elderly residents drawn to solar power amid concerns about rising electricity bills. They’ve become one of the solar industry’s most powerful demographics. >>View Article

Monday, 17 September 2012 12:52

Idaho’s 1st Big Solar Plant To Be Built Soon

September 17 -- Idaho's first big solar electricity plant will likely soon begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal. >>View Article

Monday, 17 September 2012 12:41

Surge Of Solar Farms Heats Up Tennessee City

September 17 -- Its nickname is "Project Titan." The biggest solar park in Tennessee will be located in Chattanooga when the $30 million project comes on line next to the Volkswagen plant later this year. >>View Article

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