A funny thing is happening on the way to conservative attacks on solar energy—some conservatives are championing renewable energy over fossil fuel interests. The reason is simple: It’s called employment.
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WASHINGTON, DC – In a new report, energy experts say Texas can help ensure the reliability of its electricity supply by deploying more solar energy, especially during the coming summer months. In recent years, Texas summers have been marked by extreme heat and drought. Wednesday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) as well as the semiannual update to its long-term Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) report.
Massachusetts has already surpassed its goal of installing 250 megawatts (MW) of solar energy by 2017. Just a tad early, eh? Obviously, 250 MW was far too small of a goal, so the state is planning to increase the goal to 1,600 MW (1.6 GW).
WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today applauded an announcement that Massachusetts has surpassed Governor Deval Patrick’s goal of installing 250 megawatts (MW) of solar energy by 2017 and the Administration plans to expand the Massachusetts solar goal to 1.6 gigawatts (GW). The 250 MW benchmark has been met nearly four years ahead of schedule.
To solar energy developers, New Jersey’s thousands of acres of brownfields and hundreds of landfills represent a vast untapped resource in a state starving for open space.
FASTER, BETTER, STRONGER: Tesla Motors unveiled a solar-powered charging station designed to fully charge its new Model S sedan in about an hour. A half-hour-long charge can produce enough energy for a 150-mile trip, the company said.
It started with a simple directive: bring down the casualty numbers.
GRID Alternatives, a California-based nonprofit group that works on renewable energy, is launching a national expansion plan to bring solar panels to homes across the country -- and its first stop is in the Denver metro area, which has a long and complicated history with alternative energy research.
A large solar farm project planned for a site northwest of Milford has been acquired by PSEG Solar Source, a subsidiary of PSEG, the company announced on Monday.
Residents and businesses in Newburyport now qualify for lower solar energy rates than rates for traditional sources of energy under the Solarize Massachusetts Program (Solarize Mass).