Energy independence by 2020? The idea has been touted on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, but global home furnishings retailer Ikea is announcing plans Tuesday to achieve that goal with solar and wind power.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In one 50-minute period last month, the Intro to Engineering students at Chatfield High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, charted the strength of solar panels at their desks, then climbed through a trap door to examine the 100-kilowatt solar array on their school's flat roof.
After a first debate that mentioned infamous solar manufacturer Solyndra but offered little substantive energy policy discussion, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made energy issues a central topic during their second debate on Tuesday night. Solar energy garnered several specific call-outs from both candidates.
The FedEx Express arm of FedEx Corp. today broke ground on its largest solar panel project to date, which will be mounted on the rooftops of its three distribution facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The price of solar panels continues to drop, making solar power more cost-effective for mainstream use
Solar power has long been known for its environmental benefits, but as the technology becomes more affordable, it's taken on mainstream use in homes, farms and businesses.
PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) - European spot power prices fell
slightly on Wednesday, helped by higher solar energy ouput in
Germany that offset higher consumption and an elevated outage
level at French nuclear plants, traders said.
New Jersey edged out California in the first quarter of this year for the lead in solar installations with 174 megawatts (see below for state-by-state details from USSMI -- sorry, California).
Scottsdale was among the first school districts in the state to put solar panels on campus roofs, in 2009 at Coronado High School and the Desert Mountain High School/Mountainside Middle School campus.
Campbell Soup Company has celebrated the completion of a 9.8-megawatt (MW) solar power system at its manufacturing facility in Napoleon, Ohio.
The South Church and its prominent white steeple on Central Street have had a powerful presence in downtown Andover for over 152 years.