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15 min ago | National Public Radio
PG&E, a Northern California utility company, is already experimenting with using big batteries to store wind-generated electricity at its Vaca-Dixon Substation.
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1 hr ago | The Baltimore Sun
A new solar array built for a Baltimore County retirement community is among the metro area's largest, the installation firm said Tuesday.
5 hrs ago | Army Times
West Point is now seeking public comments on its 346-page draft plan, 'United States Army Garrison West Point Net Zero Energy Initiative.'
9 hrs ago | Hispanic Business
Think solar energy and the mind immediately latches on to photovoltaic cells sprawled across roofs or fields of PV units in their thousands all diligently collecting sunbeams.
14 hrs ago | New Vision
Solar power, only a minuscule part of the energy mix in the United States, is getting a boost from cheap panels, growing acceptance by large companies and chances for homeowners to rent solar systems.
Living in the Sunshine State for some is a blessing but, for too many it is also a curse.
The first private spacecraft to land on Mars will carry experiments designed by students and school pupils, the firm behind the project has said.
State regulators have granted Xcel Energy Inc.'s request to boost the amount of wind and solar power on its Colorado system by 25 percent, or 620 megawatts.
Efforts by the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to alleviate poverty in the northern sector of the country have received huge boost as the authority entered into an agreement with DCH Solargiga, a manufacturer of silicon ingot for solar cells, which is based in Germany.
While Elon Musk is CEO of space launch firm SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla Motors, he is also chairman of solar power provider SolarCity.
The third quarter of 2013 was another big one for the U.S. solar industry. 930 megawatts of solar photovoltaics were installed across the country - the second largest quarter in the industry's history - and it was the largest quarter ever for residential PV installations.
In the last few years peer to peer lending and crowdfunding have blossomed. While it's great to crowdfund the latest cool product that lets you cut down on using plastic or turns your regular bike into e-bike , it's infinitely cooler to crowdfund the shift to renewable energy .
Solar energy installations for utilities and homes in the United States rose significantly in the third quarter, but the overall 2013 won't likely install as much as previously projected, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Technical University of Munich researchers will now attempt to correct for the decline by experimenting with new types of materials.
Solar power installations in Massachusetts have increased 80-fold in just six years, outstripping state officials' goals and surprising many.
Energy Partners LLC founder and GVSU professor emeritus Jim Wolter thinks he and partner Ed Brandel have come upon an energy storage device that could be a game changer.