A new report from the US Department of Energy says there are now twice as many people working to provide electricity from solar power than there are from coal, natural gas or oil combined. Solar is the key to good American jobs as well as zero emissions electricity. Is anyone in Washington listening?
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Starting in 2012, Google began planning to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. It says it will finally reach its goal before the end of 2017.
ARENA and NREL both say that combining wind with solar power at the same location can significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy projects.
Minnesota has just dedicated the largest solar far in the midwest. The North Star facility will supply power for 20,000 homes. In other news, Minnesota Power will shutter two more coal fired plants by the end of 2018.
250 miles west of Senegal, the island nation of Cape Verde is making plans to ditch fossil fuels and derive 100% of its electricity from wind and solar power by 2020.
Campaigning in Pennsylvania on Monday, Donald Trump confirmed he is an ignoramus by telling the audience that solar power was too expensive and wind turbines kill all the birds.
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.
Renewables like wind, solar, geothermal and biomass accounted for 70% of new electricity production in the United States in the first half of this year.
Organized by the Middle East Solar Industry Association in partnership with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, a two-day renewable energy forum was recently hosted in Cairo, Egypt. Bringing together over 150 government policymakers, investors, and project developers, progress and developments in Egypt’s solar and wind market were presented, and many fruitful roundtable discussions […]
Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects. This is according to the California Independent System Operator (the ISO), as published in the 2012 Annual Report on […]