SunPower Corp. announced that it has completed the 3.8 megawatts solar power systems at various public water agencies and water treatment facilities in the state of California. In the systems in place, the facilities would be able to decrease their electricity costs.
The cost and size of a solar electric generator will be directly proportional to the amount of watts that it could generate. There are several solar powered generators in the market and they vary in capabilities, sizes and prices.
The US federal government cut billions of dollars that used to fund the research and development of solar power technology but reports show that investments in renewable energy around the world increased by up to 32 percent to $211 billion.
It’s true: it is hard to live off the grid, no matter how tempting and eco-friendly it is. Enter carbon offsets – voluntary payments of a particular sum per tonne of carbon you emit. It’s like donating to a charity for Mother Nature.
There are many applications for solar power, from your humble calculator, to chargers for cell phones and iPods, to automobiles using panels to top up batteries. Solar panels can even be found on road side signs where it can be impractical to run an electrical cable.
When people talk about solar power, they usually are referring to the photovoltaic type. But there’s another type of solar power and it’s starting to gain some ground over its photovoltaic power. This is concentrated solar power, or CSP solar energy, which is the solar energy that’s generated when one concentrates sunlight onto a small […]
North American Electric Reliability Corp. stated that the planned expansion of solar and wind power by the Obama administration will definitely challenge the existing power grid. The company is not asking for a slowdown in the employment of renewable energy, but continued by saying that improvement in technology can help them reach the projected goal. […]
Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, is leading by example. Its officials agreed to buy 2,000 megawatts of power from clean alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar generators. This is in connection with their Energy Right Program. The program aims to encourage, communicate and support the smart and effective use of electricity in […]
In October 2008, Michigan enacted legislation requiring the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a statewide net metering program for renewable-energy systems such as Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy. The new program replaces the state’s current net metering program which was based […]