Archive for August, 2011
At the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, governors from Nevada, Washington and California spoke about how to improve energy efficiency in product and supply and, according to the Las Vegas Sun, these leaders are all hoping to compete to be leaders in renewable energy exports.
At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, a researcher has developed a prototype that would allow larger wind turbines to capture more energy without the extra weight of the lengthened blades.
The United States has made great strides in the field of renewable energy, including solar and wind, but future progress could face hurdles.
Hundreds of students at Appalachian State University have worked for two years on a renewable energy project called Solar Homestead, and the experience has finally come to end, WCYB reports.
In two years, the Volunteer State Solar Initiative has made a major impact on renewable energy sources in the region, while creating many jobs for the hundreds of projects established.
The construction of a solar field in Moorestown, New Jersey, could save the township nearly $2 million over 15 years, but the construction could result in sizable upfront costs. The town council is examining the benefits of such an investment, the Moorestown Patch reports.
A new solar power project in Westford, Massachusetts, will soon be constructed, the Boston Globe reports. The 22 acres of industrial land is expected to be converted into a renewable energy source in Fall of 2011.
The Campbell Soup Company’s production facility in Napoleon, Ohio, is getting an energy-efficient makeover thanks to BNB Renewable Energy Holdings and Enfinity America Corporation.
A Wisconsin landfill has recently started using gas from the waste to power electricity in a unique new renewable energy program, the Appleton Post Crescent reports.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, thousands of families and businesses in rural America will be able to implement renewable energy programs. In total, $11.6 million will be given out across the country as part of the Rural Energy for America Program.