Posts Tagged ‘ solar power ’

Plan for new solar energy center

Sep 24th, 2013 | By

The state has taken another step toward lessening its dependence on fossil fuels. The project along with a wind farm in Maine is going to help the state comply with a federal mandate to have 20 percent of its electrical needs met with alternative energy by the year 2020.

Pedal power meets solar power in New Haven

May 29th, 2013 | By

When he is not riding around powered on yogurt and eggs, or rice and beans as the case may be, Bobcat Carruthers is devising ways to use the sun to assist him in his daily living, which include riding his bike to and from his home in Bethany.

The popularity of electric bicycles is on an incline. Just flick the switch on the natural wood grained dashboard of Bobcat Carruthers’ electric bicycle and the volt meter instantly indicates how much power is left in the batteries that are attached to a piece of plywood on the back of the bike.

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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Branford transfer station gets 2.82-kilowatt solar system

Jun 5th, 2012 | By

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.

Apple hopes to turn green with solar power data centre

Dec 21st, 2011 | By

Apple, ranked the least green of the big tech companies earlier this year, is moving quietly to repair its reputation by switching its vast east coast data centre from coal to solar power. Local officials in North Carolina say the company is preparing to build a solar farm adjacent to its $1bn data centre in

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