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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Goes (er, His Parents Do)

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was celebrating the completion of a new 25 kilowatt solar power system on the rooftop of his parents’ business, MA Tech Services, at around 9am this morning in downtown St. Louis. The new solar system was designed and installed by the local solar energy company Brightenergy. It’s estimated that it will generate […]

April 6th

Poland Proposes Renewable Energy Policy Changes

A new version of a probably renewable energy law has been drafted in the Polish Government. The changes concern the proposed solar feed-in tariffs. If passed, under the new law, support will only be given to photovoltaic plants up to 2 MW in size. Unfortunately, this new draft by the Ministry of Economy is less appealing for large […]

April 6th

Is It Time To Change The Way We Pursue Solar?

Current techniques such as tax rebates do appear to have stimulated the solar industry. However, the urgency of climate change, as well as widespread carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide pollution, require the quickest solution possible. There are various ways in which solar system development can be stimulated more quickly. One policy idea of mine is […]

March 29th

Elon Musk Talking Solar, SolarCity, Electric Vehicles, Tesla Model S, Space X, Reusable Rockets… (TED Video)

Here’s Elon Musk at a February 2013 TED Talk discussing electric vehicles, the groundbreaking Tesla Model S, electric vehicle charging stations, solar power, SolarCity, SpaceX, reusable rockets, “the physics approach,” and negative feedback: I’m actually not adding commentary because I think it’s a great talk that really just deserves a watch. h/t TreeHugger Reposted from […]

March 26th

Smart Electric Car & Solar PV System Sweepstakes (Enter To Win!)

Reposted from EV Obsession: Real Goods Solar, a leading solar power installer, is hosting a sweepstakes that I think you’d all like to win. The Grand Prize is: “(A) One home solar electric system from Real Goods Solar up to 1.5 kilowatts DC with standard roof installation (the “System” ARV: up to $7,500); (b) Site […]

March 21st

Renewable Energy Sector Launches Action Alliance

From the new Action Alliance for Communication in the Renewable Energy Sector: On 8 March, around 100 representatives of the renewable energy sector, from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands, have joined forces to form an action alliance. Made up of operators, research institutes, universities, journalists, communication agencies, companies and associations, this group aims to […]

March 20th

Solar In Japan Picking Up Steam, Japan Could Be #2 Solar Market In 2013

Trailing only China, IMS Research predicts that Japan will be the second-largest solar market in the world in 2013 (in terms of total installed solar power). Since the country’s ¥42/kWh solar feed-in tariff was implemented last summer, the country has added about 1.119 gigawatts (1,119 megawatts) of solar power capacity. Read more in these two CleanTechnica posts below: […]

March 20th

Kyocera + VGI Energy = Solar Power For Affordable Multi-Family Housing In Chicago

Kyocera Solar and VGI Energy have teamed up to put solar power on some affordable, multi-family housing units in Chicago. “VGI’s retrofitted buildings throughout Chicago have been outfitted with 20kW rooftop solar arrays, providing electricity from the clean, renewable energy of the sun and contributing to VGI’s goal of achieving zero-net-energy-capable buildings,” the companies noted […]

March 15th

Solar To Be #2 Source Of New Power In 2013

In an on-air Google Hangout today, Recurrent Energy CEO and Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) Chairman Arno Harris noted that more solar power capacity is projected to be installed in 2013 than from any electricity source other than natural gas. And, by 2016, solar energy may actually be the #1 source of new power for at […]

March 14th