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Charlotte Ikea Store Going Solar

Swedish home-furnishings retailer Ikea will install solar energy panels on its 356,000-square-foot store in north Charlotte. Ikea’s photovoltaic plans also include installations at the chain’s nine other properties in the South, including a distribution center in Savannah, Ga. All told, that’s about 45,360 panels with a solar generating capacity of 10.7 megawatts…

Race is on to site Largest U.S. Solar Farm

Solar power experts have been working behind the scenes on a project that will see the most advanced and the largest solar power farm emerging to change the landscape somewhere in the southeastern United States…

Shaw Power Exec: Charlotte needs Energy Entrepreneurs

One of the Charlotte energy hub’s biggest boosters says the missing pieces in the effort are the entrepreneurial energy and technology companies that attract venture investment and establish new businesses here. Jeff Merrifield, senior vice president of the Shaw Power Group, spoke Thursday night to about 60 people gathered at the Young Professionals in Energy […]

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

California’s Sonoma County may be known for its wine, but it may soon be famous for pulse-pounding feats of green technology as well as Infineon Raceway just teamed up with Panasonic to unveil a massive array of 1,652 solar panels. Spread over five separate sites throughout the raceway, the 353 KW photovoltaic installation is able to provide…

New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

Self-powered laptops and everlasting batteries could soon become a reality thanks to a new study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that measured a piezoelectric film’s capacity for turning mechanical pressure into electricity…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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