Two solar power plants usher in “the birth of large-scale solar in Australia”

January 25, 2016 by  
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Australia isn’t known as a ‘sunburned country’ for no reason. The sun-drenched continent is the perfect place for solar power generation. For some time, the land down under has boasted the highest rate of residential solar panel installations, but it’s been lagging behind in the development of large-scale solar projects . All of that is set to change as two solar power plants have officially opened for business . Read the rest of Two solar power plants usher in “the birth of large-scale solar in Australia”

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Amazing LED mushroom lamps turn your home into a fairytale forest

January 25, 2016 by  
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Yes, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What looks like a mythical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale, is in fact a beautiful eco-friendly combination of reclaimed wood and LED lights . Great Mushrooming draws inspiration from the world’s best designer, Mother Nature , to create these luminous mushrooms whose only magic lies in their ability to charm. Read the rest of Amazing LED mushroom lamps turn your home into a fairytale forest

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From mines to megawatts: The promise of ‘conflict-free Big Solar’

March 8, 2014 by  
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Millions of acres of degraded terrain could hold 100 times the current U.S. solar capacity — and avert the environmental tradeoffs of blockbuster solar projects.

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Warren Buffet Buys World’s Largest Solar Plant for Just Over $2 Billion!

January 3, 2013 by  
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A division of MidAmerican Energy controlled by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, MidAmerican Renewables has purchased the 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) from Silicon Valley solar manufacturer and developer SunPower . The 3,230 acre plant worth just over $2 billion will be outfitted with SunPower’s super efficient modular photovoltaic trackers and co-located on sites in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California. Together they will become the largest solar power plant in the world. Read the rest of Warren Buffet Buys World’s Largest Solar Plant for Just Over $2 Billion! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Antelope Valley Solar Projects , Berkshire Hathaway , California , California Public Utilities Commission , clean tech , green energy , MidAmerican Renewables , photovoltaic plant , renewable energy , Solar tracking , sunpower , tracking , warren buffet , world’s largest solar plant

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Green For All and University of Phoenix Host Academy for Green Businesses in Washington D.C.

September 25, 2012 by  
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On Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Green for All and University of Phoenix are teaming up to host a free workshop designed to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed in the green economy. During the academy, local business owners will learn about funding and incentives for green businesses, pitching their businesses, procurement, sustainability and networking with industry and community leaders. Industry leaders will be involved in panel discussions. Gilbert Campbell of Volt Energy will be the keynote speaker. Panelists may be available for interviews at the event. The event is free and open to the public but online registration is required to attend http://bit.ly/DC_GreenBiz

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San Francisco Bay Area Women of Wind Energy Presents CHEVRON TECH VENTURES

September 21, 2012 by  
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Come hear Alicia Boutan, Vice President Strategy, Planning and Business Development at Chevron Technology Ventures, talk about Chevron’s activities in the renewable energy space. Chevron is the largest producer of geothermal energy in the world, supplying 1,273 megawatts of installed electricity-generating capacity in Indonesia and the Philippines. In 2008, it commenced operations at Casper Wind in Wyoming. Chevron Technology Ventures developed and operates 3 solar projects in California and New Mexico. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and this will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the energy industry. Advance registration is required. REGISTER NOW!

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Community-Owned Solar Power Station Switched On, Beating Deadline

July 29, 2011 by  
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Image credit: OVESCo I reported before on huge public support for a community-owned power station on a local brewery in Lewes, England. But time was not on the project’s side—a radical rethink of Government solar subsidies meant that large scale solar projects had to be completed before August 1st to qualify for suport that would make them financially viable. News comes that

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Double Impact: The 3 Big Reasons to Always Use Local Food

July 29, 2011 by  
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We’ve been working with Double Impact to introduce fun challenges that encourage people to lead sustainable lives. This week, we asked you again to help us decide what the next challenge should be! Since summer is wedding season, you told us what you thought was the best way to green your big day. The majority decided that using locally sourced ingredients for the dinner would make for a sustainable wedding day. Here’s why:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New York City Area Doubled Its Solar Power Capacity in 2010

March 3, 2011 by  
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Private solar power installations at homes and businesses more than doubled last year in New York City and Westchester County.  In 2009, 134 PV systems were installed in that area and solar power capacity was 4 MW.  Last year, there were 203 PV installations, bringing the capacity up to 8.5 MW. Westchester County installations actually fell slightly from 2009, but the New York City boroughs ramped up their solar.  Queens actually quadrupled its installations from 16 in 2009 to 64 in 2010, adding over 1,538 kW of capacity. Utility company Con Edison is taking the credit for the solar boom saying they promoted the economic and environmental benefits of solar power systems and also streamlined the approval process for residential systems under 25 kW.

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