We don’t often think about water and electricity together, but there is a direct and important link between them. Traditional electric power plants use vast amounts of water to cool themselves. In fact, the US Geological Survey says power plants in the United States were responsible for 45% of total water withdrawals in 2010.
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Solar training programs in the US and Canada are working to help people who have lost their jobs in the oil industry to find new employment opportunities in renewable energy, especially solar installation and engineering.
SafetyWear in Fort Wayne Indiana installed a rooftop solar system last December in hopes that it could produce enough electricity to meet its needs with a little left over. So far, the experiment is exceeding all expectations.
Consumer Reports says, “There has probably never been a better time to switch to solar.” That’s because the cost of a residential solar system today is about the same as purchasing an economy car. Just as that car can help “pay for itself” because of lower operating costs, a residential system can also “pay for […]
Off Grid Ales on Harvey Lake in New Brunswick operates without being connected to the grid. It relies on solar and wind power for the electrical energy it needs to brew its four kinds of beer.
Off Grid Electric provides microgrids for Africans who live off the grid. Then it teaches people how to use that electricity to create microbusiness opportunities.
Originally published on Gas2. Wall Street has not been kind to the idea of Tesla Motors buying SolarCity in a deal that would involve no cash but would pay the solar panel company with $2.8 billion in Tesla stock. Some analysts have even used words like “deranged” when referring to Elon Musk’s latest idea. But according […]
The Solar For All report encourages utility companies to take a more aggressive role in bringing rooftop and residential solar power to low and middle income families. It offers three easy, common sense steps to achieve that end.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it […]
These top 10 lists are a little peculiar sometimes because one might conclude that they are objective. However, while they can appear to be that way, they are usually more subjective, based in assessments conducted by particular websites or publications. Depending on which criteria are used, their results might not be what you need or want. So, […]