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Archive for May, 2011

Japanese PM pledges 10 mn solar-powered homes

Japan will have ten million solar-powered homes, Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged Wednesday, as the country makes a major push in coming years towards renewable energy following its nuclear crisis.

“Japan aims to install…

Dairy Installs 3200 Solar Panels

Lakeside Dairy in Hanford has installed a new solar energy system to power its milking barn and other dairy operations and cut its use of conventional energy by 75 percent. The family-run dairy operation has 7,000 head o…

Students Develop Cheaper, Greener, Alternative Energy Storage

Every year, the world consumes 15 Terrawatts of power. Since the amount of annual harvestable solar energy has been estimated at 50 Terrawatts, students at Stevens Institute of Technology are working on a supercapacitor …

Solar Panels for Backup Power at Nuclear Plants

The Foundation for Resilient Societies, a citizen group dedicated to protection of critical infrastructure against natural disasters, has proposed solar panels and other high-reliability power sources to supply backup c…

One Block Off the Grid Expands with Solar Leasing

The group solar buying program, One Block Off the Grid, announced this week that it will begin offering leases for solar panel installations in addition to…

Duke Renewables buys 20-MW wind project

Duke Renewables signed the contract to buy the 500-acre Shirley Windpower Project from Central Hudson Enterprises on Tuesday. The deal is expected to close in July. Duke an…

Lowe’s Selects Sungevity For Residential Solar Partnership

Lowe’s and Sungevity have announced a new agreement that will offer homeowners the easiest and most affordable solar solutions in the marketplace, marking a significant step in the mainstream adoption of residential …

Japan ‘plans solar panels for all new buildings’

Japan is considering a plan that would make it compulsory for all new buildings and houses to come fitted with solar panels by 2030, a business daily said Sunday.

The plan, expected to be unveiled at the upcoming G8 Summ…

Emerson To Provide Power Technology For One Of The Largest Solar Energy Projects In US

Emerson has been awarded a contract to supply power technology for one of the largest solar energy projects in the United States. Under an agreement with Wind Turbine and Energy Cables (WTEC) Emerson will provide utili…

California Green Designs completes largest commercial solar installation in LA

California Green Designs has completed the largest commercial solar installation in Los Angeles at Konoike-Pacific (KPAC), a cold-storage warehouse in Wilmington.

The installation, located on more than 140,000 squa…

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