The Washington Redskins unveiled a solar power installation for its FedEx Field, which is said to be the largest solar power system utilized by a NFL stadium. The switch was turned on during the halftime of last Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Mechanical engineers from the Arizona State University conducted studies using tiny graphite particles that are 1,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair in the hopes of increasing the effectiveness of solar power collectors. They will also study the profitability of using the said material. At present photovoltaic solar panels are commonly used across […]
There are five states in the U.S. that are leading the way in incorporating renewable energy sources within their borders. These are the reasons why Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York are the top five solar states in the country.
Chinese-owned solar panel giant Suntech has announced plans to erect its U.S. headquarters in a 100,000 square feet location in Phoenix, Arizona. The building of the site, which will also house a manufacturing plant, was announced last Monday by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. The Suntech Power facility is expected to be fully operational by the […]
Colorado residents can now enjoy cheaper solar power, with the entry of SunRun Inc. in their area. SunRun is a company that allows homeowners to use solar energy, without having to shoulder heavy start up costs.
The news on solar power in use around the world continues to pour in. Increasingly, individuals, companies, and governments are turning to the sun’s clean energy source for solutions to problems ranging from financial, to environmental, to logistical. Here are just a few of the recent items in the news.
Environmental advocacy groups are voicing their concerns against the proposed Mojave Desert solar farms. They state that solar energy projects are harming the endangered species in the area.
The residents of Arizona can take advantage of seven financial incentives for using renewable energy. 1. Green Building Incentive – This is available in Scottsdale and the Town of Buckeye. If you build your home to the green standards given in the Green Home Rating Checklist, you can be eligible for an assortment of benefits. […]
Large solar power plants can use mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays. According to one study, these types of solar power plants could generate up to 25% of the Earth’s electricity by the year 2050. The report was made by the environmental group Greenpeace, International Energy Agency’s SolarPACES group, and the European Thermal Electricity Association […]
If Arizona Public Service’s proposal will be approved, its customers will enjoy solar power without having to shell out a large amount of money for the installation. The utility is planning to place solar panels on its customer’s rooftops. Consumers will be charged at the present energy rates. No added costs for cleaner energy. A […]