Tag: solar array


The completion of the 250kW system at the historic Dresden Raceway in Belleville, Ontario has been announced. This solar electricity platform is expected to ensure the long-term economic viability of a great racing tradition through reliable revenue even in times Read more…


A U.S.-based company that will soon finish construction of one of the world’s largest solar thermal power plants in the Mojave Desert, is now looking to build an even larger plant in Southern California. BrightSource Energy, which is expected to Read more…


Here’s a video that shows where I spent my afternoon: on a tour of the (currently) 2 megawatt solar photovoltaics facility at Fort Hunter Liggett in Central California, now the largest solar array on a military base in the U.S. Read more…


Google loves talking about world before analytics — when web owners knew almost nothing about their sites. Nothing useful, anyway. That all changed when a new technology came along that allowed web owners to monitor their sites as


I was reading an article recently about mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and got to thinking…. How many square miles have been cleared in Kentucky for MTR? And, if we covered all that space with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, how Read more…


Installing solar panels is like hoisting $50,000 on your roof and leaving it there for all the world to see. A new security brings peace of mind to those worried about theft and vandalism. Every time fuel prices start pushing Read more…


Ground-mounted systems are probably the simplest way to install solar on a larger scale compared to other types of installations such as roofs or parking structures. These systems can be held down by a variety of foundations, including concrete footings, Read more…


At least, Campbell’s Soup USA (creator of the slogan above) must think so, because they are adding a solar power system to their facility in Napoleon, Ohio. The solar array will provide about 15 percent of the plant’s energy needs, Read more…


The first step to any green building or renewable energy project of any size is finding the financing to make it possible.  Since the bottom fell out of the economy, finding investors and financial institutions willing to finance building projects of any sort has Read more…


Good news out of Los Angeles, where the completion of a 1-megawatt (MW) solar power system covering 71,500 square feet will now allow ships docked between cruises to access some 1.2 million kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable solar power instead of Read more…


While some U.S. cities have made substantial gains in clean energy, it’ll be hard to compete with San Francisco’s recently announced goal. Believe it or not, the City by the Bay plans to be 100% green-energy-powered by 2020. The announcement Read more…


The California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, announced Wednesday that a solar power array is now online at a maintenance facility in Monterey. The 9.6-kilowatt system was designed and installed in July by local companies Earth Electric and Green Earth Engineering. It passed final inspections last week before the launch of renewable electricity production.

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Global investments in alternative energy projects will rise nearly 50 percent in 2010, climbing from $130 billion this year to $200 billion next year. In a survey of the green energy market, Bloomberg News reports that despite the dim prospects Read more…

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