Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. This investment will fund research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants, ultimately lowering the cost of solar electricity.
“Investments …Read More

Geothermal Power Increases Globally - Thursday, September 11, 2014

According to an analysis by the Earth Policy Institute, the world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries.
Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown at a blistering 53 percent …Read More

Solar Photovoltaic Up 21 Percent - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The United States installed a total of 1.133GW of solar photovoltaics in the second quarter (calendar) – down 16% on the first quarter, but up 21% year-on-year – the country’s Solar Energy Industries’ Association has found.
The result has the US on track for 6.5GW of PV installs for the year – a 36 per cent …Read More

China’s renewable energy capacity increased from 27.8 GW (gigawatts) in 2001 to 183 GW in 2013, and alternative sources are expected to account for more than 20 percent of the country’s total electricity generation by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
The country’s emergence as a major player in the global renewable energy industry, …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

President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple their renewable sources for electricity with a 20 percent increase by 2020.
Obama says the plan will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as solar and wind power that provide thousands of jobs.
Obama was …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

According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30 2013, renewable energy sources – i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind – provided 9.8% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.8% of domestic energy production for the first half of the …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

IKEA Purchases Wind Farm - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mainstream Renewable Power, a global wind and solar company, has closed a deal to sell its 7.65 megawatt Carrickeeny Wind Farm to IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream Renewable Power has commenced construction of the project which is located in Leitrim in the North West of Ireland and it is expected to be operational …Read More