Posts Tagged ‘ solar energy ’

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

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.

Solar Panels for Every Home, by Robert F. Kennedy and David Crane

Dec 16th, 2012 | By

When our power industry is unable to perform its most basic mission of supplying safe, affordable and reliable power, we need to ask whether it is really sensible to run the 21st century by using an antiquated and vulnerable system of copper wires and wooden poles. … Having spent our careers in and around the

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How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

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

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New Haven Aims For Solar-Powered Schools

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

The city hopes to tap into a state program that encourages solar energy use through a system of “Renewable Energy Certificate.” The City Plan Commissionlast Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend the city take part in the program.

Solar panels atop four firehouses save Enfield money

May 19th, 2012 | By

That much gas would cost about $4653 at the average Connecticut gas station. … gas scientists say is the main suspect responsible for manmade climate change. The Journal Inquirer reports on their website, which requires a paid subscription.

Tool to Determine Solar and Wind Energy Potential of Contaminated Sites · Environmental Management & Energy News

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

Companies have a new way to determine the feasibility of on-site renewable energy, after the EPA launched a tool to test vacant and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The alternative energy “decision trees,” developed by the EPA and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), give landowners, communities and

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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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Where Are the White House Solar Panels Obama Promised This Spring?

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

Thirty two years ago today, President Jimmy Carter installed a series of solar panels on the White House roof. He stood up there on the roof that day, and issued an oracular warning: “A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, or it can be a small part

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South Kent School Ready to Install Solar Panels

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

C Solar, a Con­necticut-based provider of renewable energy solutions, has been hired to design and install photovoltaic systems at South Kent School, an independent secondary school in South Kent.