Posts tagged: alternative energy

School District Soars Into The Future On Solar Energy

By: Bay Stephens BIG SKY – The spring of 2017 saw the installation of Big Sky School District’s 7.125 kW solar photovoltaic array on the south-facing roof of Ophir School. The system—an array of solar panels that looks down on the playground—along with a digital kiosk run by Bonneville Environmental Foundation displaying the energy data, […]

Solar Power, and Somewhere to Store It

An innovative startup that blends solar energy and battery storage reflects broader interest combining the technologies. By Peter Fairley A growing number of companies are now selling large-scale battery storage together with solar installations to lower costs and to address challenges introduced by the intermittent nature of solar power, which is produced only when the […]

Google invests $200 million in Texan Wind Power

Google takes another step in the world of renewable energy by announcing its latest investment in wind power through the construction of a $200 million wind farm. The tech giant’s latest bet on alternative energy has arrived in the form of the Spinning Spur Wind Project, which Google Corporate Finance Senior Manager Kojo Ako-Asare explains […]

Solar Power Your Retirement

By Jack Tatar To my wife, going solar made “green sense.” For me, the decision had to make “greenback cents.” It was when we viewed the decision in the context of our retirement income that it made sense for both of us. Like many families, my wife and I are often split on our political […]

Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight. […]