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Black Rock Solar, Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program In Nevada, & Open Energy

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Four elementary schools serving low-income communities in northern Nevada will blossom with greener classrooms. Classrooms with purer air and more direct exposure to solar panels and solar careers in the 21st-century studies. A recent press release shares that Nevada-based Black Rock Solar, a non-profit organization, is working with Open Energy, a commercial solar […]

February 28th

Future FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center, FPL’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Last fall, SolarLove.org noted a bump in solar growth in Manatee County, Florida, with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) revealing 3 of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects were in development. Last week, FPL enjoyed the groundbreaking ceremony for the solar power plants. The most immediate to go online will be the FPL Babcock Ranch […]

February 28th

How North Carolina Schools Could Save Millions (Hint: With Solar)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Below are highlights from two new reports commissioned by the Repower Our Schools Coalition. The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NC CETC) released information that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools & Durham Public Schools would conserve millions of dollars with solar power, while promoting more STEM education potential for the students. Along with the saved money, the […]

February 8th

Iberdrola Partners With Yingli On Turnkey Solar PV Solution In Spain

Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar) has signed an agreement with Iberdrola to add a fresh new product for the Spanish solar market. “Smart Solar Iberdrola,” the turnkey solar PV solution, offers a combination of solar panels (through Yingli) for energy generation and batteries for backup, allowing consumers in Spain to consume all of the electricity they generate. […]

February 7th

Energy Watch Group Wants Higher-Caliber & ‘Realistic’ Energy Projections From IEA

An international network of scientists and parliamentarians, Energy Watch Group, is interested in better work from the IEA. The Energy Watch Group (EWG) wants higher-caliber reporting and realistic scenarios from the IEA. Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland and lead author of the recent EWG study, said, “We need urgent help of […]

December 18th

Florida Supreme Court Ruling: Municipalities To Issue Bonds Funding Green Energy

A Florida Supreme Court ruling the first week of October is a fine affirmation for commercial property owners in Florida looking to green their properties. More aptly, it is a win for all, as it is a considerable victory for the environment in the Sunshine State. Good for business — excellent. Good for energy efficiency — beautiful. And terrific for […]

October 14th

Solar Is Most Worth It In These States

State by state, the worth of going solar is influenced by much more than how much the state naturally enjoys sunshine throughout the year. Going solar, according to new research by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, might be a more beneficial economic energy choice in states one does not expect to see at the top of the list. Hawaii and California […]

December 22nd

Solar Man’s Solar Wonderland Crowdfunding Campaign Aims For $5,000,000

“Solar Man” is aiming to build education as the cornerstone of his new recreational venture, Solar Wonderland. Solar Wonderland is a “gigafactory” and much more. This gigafactory is for building lightweight carbon fiber solar panels as the Lotus product line expands. Students, children, and others will enjoy a hands-on educational experience in this Energy Amusement Park. […]

October 14th

South Dakota & Wyoming Utility Try To Slap Charge On Solar, Customer Backlash Shuts It Down

Black Hills Power was considering a special demand rate for all renewable energy customers instead of a reward for installing solar panels that help with grid security, grid reliability, energy independence, the environment, and public health. The idea for the charges didn’t make customers happy, however. As such, the solar charge was withdrawn by the South Dakota-based utility. […]

September 29th