Developers of the Blythe Solar Power Project in California switched from solar thermal technology to photovoltaic solar panels. This is one of the similar changes made by large-scale solar power plants.
A huge solar power plant is being built in a desert in southeastern California. BrightSource Energy is the developer of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System that is capable of generating 392 megawatts of solar thermal power once it is completed.
According to a study conducted by the Queen’s University, it found out that nuclear power is not feasible and we should focus on solar energy instead. This is seen in the current situation at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant. There has been a threat of a meltdown about the country was hit by an strong earthquake […]
Ontario aims to phase out its coal power plants within five years according to the Canadian province’s new Green Energy Act. Canada is one of the highest carbon gas contributors among major economies.
Solaren hopes to raise enough money to develop a solar farm that will orbit in space. That’s just a portion of the total budget that runs in the billions of dollars, as a single rocket costs $150 million.
Solar power, and other forms of alternative energy, are slowly becoming more mainstream. As technology and public opinion progress, it will become more economically feasible for companies to invest in sustainable energy use.
Around one-fourth of the country’s utilities offer green power programs, and at present big utility companies can’t deliver 100 percent renewable power to their customers. Rather, their electricity comes from different sources such as coal plants, solar power farms, and wind farms and go through the same power grid.
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.
North Carolina’s latest solar power farm was officially opened last wekk near Roxboro. It is located on a 5 acre facility in Person County Business and Industrial Center. To further lessen environmental pollution, Progress Energy will use sheep to trim the grass on the property.
The California Energy Commission launched the New Solar Homes Partnership as part of the California Solar Initiative. It provides eligible homes with financial incentives to encourage new home builders to construct energy efficient houses.