In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.
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Monday night as I was camped out in front of my Twitter feed — safe and dry in San Francisco — friends and family in New York started tweeting about power failures all over lower Manhattan. Their cell phones, running on batteries and tapping into their carrier’s high speed wireless networks — many that are backed up with diesel generators — were still up, even as the power grid went down across many parts of the East Coast.
Michigan is playing host to a major battle over renewable energy this fall. On one side are clean energy proponents promoting a ballot initiative that would increase the state’s renewable electricity targets to 25 percent by 2025. On the other side are large coal-dependent utilities fighting to prevent any new increases.
Great Falls High decided to expand their science solar project after the first installation of two solar panels went so well. Now there are 72 solar panels on the roof of south campus, helping to power the entire building.
The array of solar panels all facing south give the appearance of a shimmering lake. And by late December, the 300,000 solar panels, each roughly the size of a 46-inch flat screen television near the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown off Roxbury Road, are expected to generate a peak of 20 megawatts of power per hour.
Under pressure from solar-power advocates who fear Austin may short-circuit a budding local industry, the Austin City Council is rethinking the city's strategy for expanding solar power.
Long Island has become a leader in renewable energy in New York State, the Eastern region and the nation with initiatives and milestones including the installation of Long Island's 5,000th solar roof and Long Island Power Authority's CLEAN Solar Initiative (CSI).
New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) today praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun Initiative to double the amount of customer-sited solar power installed annually in New York and quadruple that amount by 2013.
Forget bankruptcies and Chinese PV modules. One of the biggest issues facing the solar industry sits inside the box: a net meter.
Two solar projects are being unveiled this week in Carson City, Nev.