Posts Tagged ‘solar energy’

Pittsfield, MA- Ameresco, a clean, green and sustainable energy company, as partnered with Pittsfield, Massachusetts to create the city’s second municipal power generation facility. Pittsfield first partnered with Ameresco in 2015 to build a 2.91 MW solar power generation facility. More than 3 million kWh in the first year are expected from this project. With the …Read More

Maryland Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act - Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Senate and House of Delegates in Maryland voted to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act this week. This act was vetoed by Governor Larry Hogan in May of 2016 because he believed that it was a “tax on the consumer.” With the passing of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard has …Read More

Utility Ameren Builds Solar Power Plant - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Construction crews are getting close to finishing work on Ameren Missouri`s new solar power plant in O`Fallon, Missouri.
In what used to be a 20 acre beanfield, workers have been building the O`Fallon Renewable Energy Center, an almost six Megawatt power plant, consisting of 19,000 solar panels.
Construction is about 80 percent complete.
“We are moving away …Read More

according to a report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center — Solar energy is on the rise across the United States.
Over the course of the last decade, the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States has increased more than 120-fold, from 97 megawatts in 2003 to more than 12,000 megawatts …Read More

Renewable Electricity Continues to Rise - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Utility-scale renewable electricity generation grew by 23 percent between 2009 and 2012, led by wind and solar as renewables became a bigger part of the U.S. generation.
“Wind comprised the majority of the net generation increase supplied by renewables, adding 74%, or 66,717 GWh, of the increase, while solar saw tremendous percentage growth over the period,” …Read More

Utility Ameren to Build Solar Facility - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ameren Missouri announced that it would build a multi-million-dollar solar energy facility on a 19-acre site next to its electrical substation in O’Fallon, Missouri.
The facility’s 19,000 solar panels will provide 5.7 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 650 houses in the St. Louis area, Ameren Missouri officials said.
Bill Barbieri, the utility’s director of renewable …Read More

Africa has tremendous potential to utilize renewable energy sources.  More than half of the continent’s billion residents live without access to power and now that has the potential to change.
The 48 sub-Saharan countries have a combined installed power capacity of only 68 gigawatts (GW), roughly equal to the capacity of Spain, whose population is less …Read More

Harvard MA Plans Solar Garden - Thursday, October 17, 2013

With summer gone and fall quickly passing, most local gardeners are taking in their last crop of the season. However, a new type of garden is gathering hype this season: A solar garden.
A local group is looking to start up a solar garden in Harvard, Massachusetts. Chelmsford residents will be able to buy “shares” in …Read More

More Residents are Choosing Solar - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ben Kunz, a resident in Cheshire, Connecticut,  wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house, he leased one.
“I thought it was a pretty good deal,” he said. “I lean a little environmentalist, so …Read More

Top 5 States for Solar Energy - Friday, September 20, 2013

As solar energy becomes increasing more popular within the United States, many residents are becoming more eager to jump on the bandwagon. But how does one know if solar energy is truly right for their home or business?
The cost of manufacturing photovoltaic, or PV, panels continues to decrease. In addition, many states offer generous tax …Read More