Posts Tagged ‘ solar ’

Woodstock plans to cheer installation of solar panels 10a.m. Friday

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

Project green energy: The Woodstock Green Energy Commission, along with the town and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, will celebrate the installation of the town’s newest solar panel system on Friday. The 24-panel, 4-kilowatt installation is at Woodstock Middle School. For more on this story, visit: Woodstock plans to cheer installation of solar panels –

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Project to Map ‘Every U.S. Commercial Rooftop’ for Solar Potential

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Satellite imagery company GeoEye has teamed up with Geostellar in a partnership that aims to map and catalog the photovoltaic solar potential of every commercial and residential property in the United States. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from our friends at Environmental Leader.

Renewable Energy at Branford Transfer Station

Feb 14th, 2012 | By

The Branford Recycling Center on Route 1 is the site of the town’s most recent solar installation. For more on this story, visit: – Renewable Energy at Branford Transfer Station | Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video | The Day newspaper.

Many Considerations Before Choosing Home Solar Electricity Systems

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

Experts say whether residential electric-generating solar, or photovoltaic panels, make sense depends on myriad considerations, from your home’s location and the direction it faces to the age of your roof and tree cover in your yard. The systems can either be bought, the option chosen by Daniels and Miller, or leased. “It’s not like swapping

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UN chief calls for stepped up action by governments, private sector to boost clean energy

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

16 January 2012 – As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person in five still lacks access to modern electricity and twice that

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Photovoltaic array at old North Haven dump to save town millions

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

NORTH HAVEN — The old town landfill soon will have a new addition that is expected to save the town millions of dollars: photovoltaic solar panels. The panels should be installed and start working for the town by the end of 2012, said Bob Landino, chairman of Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC of Middletown, a developer

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Holyoke solar power project, among largest in New England, starts up

Dec 29th, 2011 | By

The second and final piece of an $18 million to $20 million project that includes nearly 18,400 ground-mounted solar panels in two locations in the city was ready to generate.

John Wallace Middle School Getting Solar Panels

Dec 28th, 2011 | By

Solar panels will be installed soon on the roof of John Wallace Middle School, eventually providing discounted electricity and a learning tool for students.

The rest of us should take a lesson from ConnCollege Student Government Association

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

“Be it enacted, by the Student Government Association that Renewable Energy Fund monies from Academic Years 2011-12 and 2012-13 shall be approved for the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation at Connecticut College if and only if the newly installed combined generational capacity is 45kW or greater.”

Solar Proposal for Sewer Plant Heads to Wetlands Committee

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

A proposal in the works for months to partially run Newtown’s wastewater treatment plant on solar energy must receive a wetlands permit before construction can proceed. The Inland Wetlands Commission is scheduled to officially accept the application Tuesday morning. For more on this story, visit: Solar Proposal for Sewer Plant Heads to Wetlands – Newtown,

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New Gateway solar energy lab to help local workforce reap benefits of recent energy legislation

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

  NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Nov. 17, 2011) — Gateway Community College’s Center for a Sustainable Future unveiled its new solar energy laboratory today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour. Located on the college’s North Haven campus, the lab allows GCC to offer one of the region’s few solar installation training programs with a hands-on component.

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Exhibitors Respond to Crash Course: Solutions 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19, Hartford

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Environmental organizations, clean energy suppliers, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund approved installers, growers of organic gardens, and The New Economics Institute will address solutions to today’s economic and environmental challenges in Hartford, Saturday, Nov. 19.

Plug gets pulled on most of Groton’s deal for solar panels | The Day

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

A deal the town signed in the spring that would have allowed it to generate electricity and, by doing so, save money on its electric bills, went away last month. In April, DCS Energy of South Glastonbury and the town agreed, in 10 separate contracts, that DCS would install, free of charge, 11 photovoltaic solar

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GE’s Immelt worries U.S. not leading on renewables

Nov 4th, 2011 | By

General Electric Co’s Jeff Immelt worries the United States may lose ground to China in the renewable energy sector because it is not prepared to invest in solar, wind and other technologies on the same scale. But the chief executive of the largest U.S. conglomerate said his company remains undaunted and will continue to work

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IKEA to add solar installations to three of its locations

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

IKEA has announced plans to install solar energy panels at three more of its locations across the United States, at its stores in Draper, Utah, New Haven, Connecticut and Portland, Oregon.

SunEdison, Staples exceed 30M solar KWh

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

More than 30 million kilowatt-hours produced, avoiding an estimated 45.6 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Milestone recently reached from SunEdison solar installations on 33 Staples sites in California, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey.

Fairfield, CT-based GE Invests in 20-Megawatt Solar Greenhouse Project in Italy

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Upon reading this story, doesn’t one have to wonder where the heck the U.S. is in all this? Something just makes me feel we’re a little behind the times. Anyone else have any thoughts? General Electric Co., the world’s biggest maker of power-generating equipment, invested $58 million to build a greenhouse on the Italian island

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Westport gets solar-powered EV charging station

Jul 7th, 2011 | By

Elektron Solar writes: Elektron Solar, based in Westport, with partners, recently completed a commercial solar installation integrated with electric vehicle charging stations. It is certainly the first in Westport and, quite possibly, the first in state.

GE Buying ESolar Stake to Offer Gas-Solar Hybrid Power Plants

Jun 7th, 2011 | By

General Electric, the largest supplier of wind turbines in the U.S., plans to purchase a minority stake in closely held eSolar in a bid to develop power plants that can use both solar thermal energy and natural gas.

In Mansfield, Let the sun shine

May 21st, 2011 | By

There was a celebration Thursday (May 19) of Mansfield’s acquisition of new solar panels and their installation at Edwin O. Smith High School. Read more here: In Mansfield, Let the sun shine :: Mansfield Today.