Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day. That’s not supposed to happen at lunchtime.
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Solar arrays and HVAC upgrades recently installed at the Farmington-based ebm-papst are projected to yield annual savings in heating and cooling costs which the company plans to reinvest in production and R&D growth. Part of the company’s ongoing GreenTech efforts to bring the next generation of efficiency to its entire complex, these systems go online as the company celebrates its annual GreenDay week.
With solar power, “we can avoid that $100 million investment in transmission lines, distribution lines, in capital infrastructure…” LIPA’s Vice President of Environmental Affairs Michael Deering. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
Legislation that would have helped Connecticut residents benefit from solar electricity systems even if their homes couldn’t support a solar system is dead for this legislative session. But in the end, Duff said, it was the solar industry that scuttled the deal – and he pointed at the national group Vote Solar that has been
If solar panels were installed on the roofs of the town’s schools, the district could save approximately $2.1 million in electric costs over 20 years. That was the crux of a presentation recently by the town’s Green Task Force to the Board of Education, which met at Staples High School. For more on this story, visit: $2.1M
Shared solar, also known as community solar, is essentially a virtual solar system. Instead of panels on a roof going directly to that house, a large solar field would be installed where there’s room. Homeowners could subscribe to it, and the local utility would credit them for the solar, even though the actual electrons go
Efforts to bring renewable energy to a broader group of Connecticut residents have been dealt a setback by the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology committee. But the so-called community solar bill isn’t completely dead. The legislation, House Bill 5412, was folded into Senate Bill 353, which the Energy and Technology panel moved out of committee
The Town of Hamden is currently administering a solar energy program abundant with local, state, and federal incentives, making this the ideal time to acquire a solar energy system.
Nokero International Ltd. has announced the release of the N180- Start, setting new standards for affordable off-grid lighting. Designed for emerging markets, the N180–Start is the most affordable solar light bulb in the world. The product will be life changing for millions of impoverished people who rely on burning dangerous and polluting fuels, such as kerosene, for light. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.
The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has awarded an $11.6 million contract for the final phase of capping the 96-acre landfill. This final section – about 35 acres – will have photovoltaic panels mounted on top of a special artificial turf. The project is expected to generate about one megawatt of electricity, or enough to power about 1,000 homes at peak efficiency. Solar generation is impacted by weather and the sun’s position in the sky.
The newly released Solar Market Insight report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research confirms that the market took several important leaps forward last year.
A UConn associate professor has developed a new solar power technology called selective area atomic layer deposition, or ALD.
Renewable energy sources accounted for 41.14 percent of new electrical generating capacity installed in October and 46.22 percent for the first 10 months of 2012, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects.
By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law There is no debate on climate change in Germany. The temperature for the past 10 months has been 3 degrees above average and we’re again on course for the warmest year on record. There’s no dispute among Germans as to whether this change is man-made, or
More than 120 solar industry professionals attended SolarConnecticut’s quarterly meeting Sept. 25 in New HavenOct 24th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
More than 120 solar industry professionals attended SolarConnecticut’s quarterly meeting September 25 at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven. Speakers including representatives from UI and CL&P on the ZREC tariff program and virtual net metering; RCKnox on lowering workers compensation insurance premiums for solar installers; CEFIA on its new solar
While the media continues to cover the Solyndra “scandal,” the real story has developed almost unnoticed: clean energy is booming in the U.S., driven in large part by federal investments like the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. The report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association found that U.S. solar installations
by Michael Trahan, Executive Director, Solar Connecticut, Inc. The state Legislature wrapped up the 2012 bill-making season this week. A redo of the 2011 virtual net metering bill was proposed but didn’t get a vote. A property tax waiver on commercial solar passed the state House but time ran out before the state Senate could take
It may be easier for residents to purchase or lease solar panels in the future, if the town is chosen as a pilot community for the Solarize Connecticut program. The board of selectmen on Wednesday authorized the chief administrative officer to apply for the program, contingent on approval by the town’s energy committee. For more
State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty is trading angry words with representatives of the solar industry. During a keynote panel Wednesday at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s Energy and Environment Conference, Esty talked about making the transition from public sector support for the residential solar photovoltaic installations to private sector
BRANFORD — The town’s participation in the state’s Clean Energy Communities Program has helped it obtain a 2.82-kilowatt solar system for the transfer station. For more on this story, visit: Branford transfer station gets 2.82-kilowatt solar system – News – Shoreline Times.