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June 28 -- Colorado could fulfill 10 percent of its residential and business electricity needs from the sun if it makes regulatory changes to encourage that 1 million solar power systems be installed on rooftops by 2030, according to a new report. >>View Article

June 19 -- It has now been more than 45 days since Solar Impulse took off from San Francisco for an across-the-nation journey powered only by the sun, and already there’s fatigue in some corners. When Solar Impulse finally landed in Washington, DC this weekend, there were no jubilant crowds of the type that met Charles Lindbergh when he arrived in Paris after his epic transatlantic flight. >>View Article

June 14 -- This year's Bonnaroo music festival, which starts Thursday, will feature 80,000 sweat-soaked music fans, dozens of bands, countless ridiculous costumes and a permanent solar power array that'll help keep Paul McCartney's set running during "Hey Jude." >>View Article

Monday, 15 July 2013 14:28

Help solar, but wind is also promising

July 15 -- Solar power makes up an infinitesimal part of the nation’s energy supply. That’s even after factoring in special tax credits and rebates used to promote use of the sun’s rays in Kansas City and across the nation. >>View Article

May 8 -- The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association has just published a major new peer-reviewed study, Vision to Integrate Solar in Oregon (VISOR). Bonneville Environmental Foundation was the principal sponsor of this work by Chris Robertson & Associates. >>View Article

May 6 -- St. John's Lutheran Church constructed its towering sanctuary nearly a century ago when congregations spent money to build grand, impressive structures for worship services. Modern heating and cooling systems did not factor into plans then, but often drive up utility costs for the same church buildings today. >>View Article

Thursday, 02 May 2013 14:19

Mass. Sets New Goal For Solar Power

May 2 -- Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has set a new goal for solar energy installations in Massachusetts after reaching its initial target four years early. Patrick said the state’s new goal will be 1,600 megawatts of solar energy by the year 2020. That would generate enough electricity to power 240,000 homes per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 166,000 cars. >>View Article

April 15 -- The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. >>View Article

April 15 -- Renewables are leading again. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has just released a report for the first three months of 2013. The report is called the “Energy Infrastructure Update” and it shows that renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) have accounted for 82% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed for the first quarter of 2013. The total amount of the combined renewables came in at 1,546 MW. >>View Article

Friday, 12 April 2013 15:47

Solar Power Shines In March

April 12 -- Now, for the first time, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid in March, the Solar Energy Industries Association is announcing. >>View Article

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