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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:38

Solar Installations Hit Record High In Hawaii

September 18 -- Hawaii homeowners and businesses installed a record amount of solar power generating capacity in the second quarter of this year, according to a new industry report. >>View Article

September 24 -- Covering the 1 million-square-foot roof of a Walmart distribution center, these 14,000 solar panels will produce 30 percent of the building’s energy needs. To Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission who attended a dedication here recently, it’s a sign that renewable energy is on a roll. >>View Article

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:44

DoE’s Bet On A Solar Winner

September 19 -- The Semprius solar cell manufacturer is set to open its new facility in Henderson, North Carolina on September 26, and while churning out  solar cells the size of pencil points, it will generate more than 250 new green jobs. >>View Article

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:17

Michigan City Embraces Renewable Energy

September 6 -- To encourage green living, Wyandotte, like other cities, created a community garden. But this Michigan city’s project supplies solar energy instead of vegetables.The 49-kilowatt solar garden is just one way the city can generate 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. >>View Article

September 6 --There have been a lot of state "firsts" for solar arrays in the past few months -- in states other than the two biggies, California and New Jersey. Minnesota, for example, got its largest array when IKEA switched on 1,014-kilowatt (kW) system over the summer; and Virginia and Michigan said the same a few weeks earlier, because of projects financed by the retailer.  >>View Article

Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:01

California Solar Farms Hit Electricity Milestone

September 6 -- California’s big solar farms have surpassed a new milestone amid the late summer heat, reaching 1 gigawatt of electrical generation capacity, the state’s main grid operator said Tuesday. >>View Article

Monday, 10 September 2012 10:54

U.S. Solar Market Spikes In Second Quarter

September 10 -- The amount of photovoltaic solar panels installed in the United States reached 742 megawatts in the second quarter of 2012, according to a report released Monday by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, up from 512 megawatts in the first quarter. Analysts with GTM research expect that by year-end, 3,200 megawatts will be installed nationwide, up 71 percent over 2011.  >>View Article

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:29

Ending Renewable Energy’s Villainy

September 12 -- The Republican and Democratic National Conventions mark the beginning of the end for the 2012 presidential campaign and – one hopes – the end of a regrettable chapter in American politics: a time when supporting real economic growth by encouraging American entrepreneurs became less important than throwing political punches. >>View Article

Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:14

GM Scores High Marks For Its Use Of Solar Power

September 13 -- General Motors Co. is among the top corporate generators of solar power in the United States, according to a new report from a national trade association representing the U.S. solar industry. >>View Article

September 13 -- Aviation is a carbon intensive industry, with air travel and transport contributing two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. >>View Article

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