When people think of ideal locations for concentrating solar power, they generally envision remote and dry deserts, like the Southwest. But with its Martin Solar Energy Center, Florida Power & Light (FPL) has shown that CSP can work in a humid and cloudy climate. Will that success bring more of the technology to the Southeast?
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Today, the Democratic Party released its 2012 National Platform in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention. Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, issued the following statement in response to the document’s call for an “All-of-the-Above Energy Policy.”
Over the past several years thousands of megawatts of renewable energy projects have been approved for construction on both public and private lands in California. The main development areas have been the Mojave Desert and Carrizo Plain areas of the state. But another region of California with great potential — the San Joaquin Valley — is still largely undeveloped, awaiting a commitment from state planners and regulators to prioritize the building of the transmission line needed to make development in this area feasible.
The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti will be hosting a ribbon-cutting reception Wednesday to celebrate the completion and launch of its $250,000 “Green Brewery Project.”
AnnArbor.com previously reported that with the installation of nearly $345,000 worth of energy-efficient devices and systems, the Arbor Brewing Company and the Corner Brewery, became Michigan’s first solar breweries.
The University of Arizona will lead a group of researchers that includes some at Arizona State University to work under a $5 million, five-year grant to find new solutions for concentrated solar power.
Darden Restaurants Inc. dedicates today a new array of solar panels that is so large it creates a canopy over the four-story parking garage at the company's headquarters in south Orange County.
The Tri-Cities' infamous "400 days of sunshine" now are helping power Kadlec Regional Medical Center with the recent installation of an array of solar panels on the Richland hospital's roof.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and national solar industry leaders are scheduled to speak Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10, at Solar Power Colorado, the largest conference and product expo for the Colorado solar industry.
Solar industry job figures have always been tough to find, but a new study released Tuesday by Elliott D. Pollack and Co. pegs the state?s nascent industry as providing about $2 billion to the economy and touching about 16,000 jobs.
The small town of Boulder City can claim big-time bragging rights when it comes to producing renewable energy. Leading the nation will do that for a community.