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want solar panels, but can't afford them? cook county's working to set up co-ops


solar panels are cheaper than ever, but many renters, condo-owners and low-income families aren't able to take advantage of the flaming ball of energy in the sky. a cook county project is working to change that, helping set up new solar energy co-ops that would let people who can't install their...






with panels on his land, jimmy carter makes stand for solar


the former president has leased part of his family’s farmland for solar panels that can power more than half of plains, the georgia town that shaped his image






albuquerque city buildings getting $25m in solar panels


new mexico's most populous city has plans to install more than $25 million in solar panels on city buildings over the next two years.






albuquerque city buildings getting $25m in solar panels


albuquerque, n.m. (ap) — new mexico’s most populous city has plans to install more than $25 million in solar panels on city buildings over the next two years. the installations in albuquerque will mark the first phase in fulfilling a recently set goal of generating more of the city’s energy from solar power. albuquerque city […]






solar panels to help power kentucky coal museum


frankfort, ky. (ap) — the kentucky coal museum won’t need as much coal anymore. the museum in benham, kentucky, is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city’s largest electric customers. opened in 1994, the museum is housed in a building that […]






biz break: tesla’s newest solar project coming to kauai


tesla unveiled plans to provide solar power to the hawaiian island of kauai. the new project will involve almost 55,000 solar panels.






eu court rejects bid to nix tariffs on chinese solar panels


brussels (ap) — a european union court on tuesday dismissed a bid by 26 companies to annul anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the bloc on chinese solar panels more than three years ago. in a separate decision, the eu’s executive commission confirmed hefty new anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from china. the 28-nation […]






connecticut firm named solar developer for li schools


new york state has awarded a potentially multimillion dollar contract to a connecticut company to be the approved installer of solar panels for long island schools.






connecticut firm named solar developer for li schools


new york state has awarded a potentially multimillion-dollar contract to a connecticut company to be the approved installer of solar panels for long island schools.






rooftop solar installations rising but pace of growth falls


solar power led the nation last year among new sources of electricity production, but growth slowed significantly as california homeowners and businesses cooled to the idea of rooftop panels. u.s. rooftop solar installations increased 19% in 2016 compared with an average growth of 63% year-over-year...






what to do with a former coal mine? make it a solar farm


a former strip mine would be converted into a solar farm under a proposal announced tuesday by an appalachian coal company that says it wants to place hundreds of thousands of panels in the kentucky mountains.






kentucky coal museum installs solar panels because conventional energy is too ex


the kentucky coal museum in benham, ky, spends $2,100 a month on electricity; to save money, they're putting in 80 solar panels, which will save them $8,000/year. (more…)






solar panels, art installations and scenic lookouts featured in bidders’ designs


structure must be able to repel pickaxes and sledgehammers for at least an hour and be esthetically pleasing — at least from the north side, u.s. government says






carter: renewable energy can help trump create jobs


plains, ga. (ap) — former president jimmy carter said wednesday millions of jobs could be created in the united states if president donald trump embraced renewable energy sources such as geothermal, solar and wind power. carter, a democrat who was the first u.s. president to install solar panels at the white house, said he hoped […]






how solar panels can impact your electric bills


a year and a half ago, melanie and john maiorca's electric bill topped $200 every month. last month, they paid pseg a whopping $11.






image of the day


astronaut thomas pesquet of the european space agency saw the northern lights from the international space station for the first time on jan. 18 and snapped this p o of the light show with space station’s solar panels in the foreground.






quantum computing has the potential to disrupt everything


consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world’s energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren’t powerful enough to provide all the power for most homes; investing in stocks often feels like a game of russian roulette. those seemingly disparate issues can be s...






goal zero yeti 400 portable power station review: reliable power for your rv or


goal zero specializes in portable batteries, totable solar panels and 12-volt lighting hardware. last march, while preparing to live full-time in our 35-foot motorhome, i picked up one of the company’s yeti 400 portable power stations ($460) and a pair of nomad 20 solar panels ($200 each). after employing them on a regular basis for over a year, i’m ready to share my thoughts on whether or not the yeti 400 is worth its asking price.the yeti 400 portable power station is designed to be a one-stop portable power solution. given its compact size, 10.25 by 8 by 8 inches, you’ll be surprised to find that the yeti 400 weighs close to 30 pounds. much of this weight can be attributed to its 396wh atm lead acid battery and pure sine wave inverter—but its tough overbuilt case gets some of the blam






drone video: check out state’s largest rooftop solar array installed at new rent


the array produces 1.127 megawatts of electrical power from 3,268 panels.






quantum computing has the potential to disrupt everything


consider three hair-pulling problems: 1 percent of the world’s energy is used every year just to produce fertilizer; solar panels aren’t powerful enough to provide all the power for most homes; investing in stocks often feels like a game of russian roulette. those seemingly disparate issues can be solved by the same tool, according to […]






colorado ranks 10th in u.s. for solar jobs


the number of coloradans employed in the solar energy industry increased by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, and the state ranked 10th in the nation for the total number of solar jobs and 12th for its per capita concentration of solar industry jobs, according to the national solar jobs census.






more good news for solar as industry jobs in colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016


colorado is home to 6,004 solar jobs, clutching on to the lowest seat in the top ten of states with the most solar jobs, according to a report out tuesday by the solar foundation.






solar topped new energy production in 2016


fueled by a rapid rise in solar farm construction, new u.s. solar installations doubled form the previous year.






border agency fields pitches for trump's wall with mexico


one bidder wants to cover president donald trump's border wall with solar panels. another suggests building a wall large enough for a deck that would offer tourists scenic views of the desert.






solar blast! sun surprises with 3 powerful flares (video)


the solar flares began on sunday (april 2), when the sun fired off a moderate, m5.3-class solar flare. that was followed by aa stronger, m5.7 solar flare later followed later that same day. then, today (april 3), the sun erupted with an m5.8 flare.






more good news for solar as industry jobs in colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016


colorado is home to 6,004 solar jobs, clutching on to the lowest seat in the top ten of states with the most solar jobs, according to a report out tuesday by the solar foundation. denver county holds the highest concentration of jobs locally, followed by boulder and jefferson counties.






house oks bill calling for more disclosure in solar sales


solar energy companies would have to provide more information about the cost and energy savings on residential solar systems.






q&a: are minnesota home inspectors allowed to open electrical panels?


i received the following email last week from another home inspector here in minnesota regarding the inspection of electrical panels:






colorado’s solar power capacity jumped in 2016


colorado's solar power capacity shot up an impressive 70 percent in 2016, but the state still lost its top 10 ranking after u.s. solar capacity nearly doubled, according to the u.s. solar market insight report out thursday.






solar cycle's ups and downs witnessed by spacecraft for 7 years - time-lapse vid


nasa’s solar dynamics observatory has been capturing imagery of the sun since its launch in feb. 2010. since then it has watched a large part of the 11-year solar cycle.






trump's border wall just got real: the builders have submitted their plans


imagine a border wall made of solar panels or a booby trap of nuclear waste where the united states meets mexico. those were some of the proposals submitted by up to 450 companies that made the deadline tuesday for bids to build the 2,000-mile wall along the mexican border, a cornerstone of president...






trump's border wall just got real: the builders have submitted their plans


imagine a border wall made of solar panels or a booby trap of nuclear waste where the united states meets mexico. those were some of the proposals submitted for a 2,000-mile barrier along the mexico border, a cornerstone of president trump’s campaign. the u.s. department of homeland security will...






california won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing densit


to meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, california will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources. but those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators,...






california won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing densit


to meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, california will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources. but those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators,...






flexible oled panel revenues to surpass those of rigid oled panels


according to the latest data, revenues from flexible oled display panels could soon surpass revenues from rigid oled display panels.