Posts tagged: Electrical grid

Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

By: Kelly Hodgkins Boston-based startup Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities — sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too. Instead of using a central solar source like SolarPerks, Yeloha crowdsources the technology by connecting individuals together and encouraging them to share in the […]

Short’s Brewery gets ‘Greener’ with Solar Panels

ANTRIM CO. — Brewery business is booming and now Short’s Brewery in Elk Rapids is taking a new step in creating an environmentally friendly factor. The brewery had a ribbon cutting to celebrate more than 140 new solar panels on top its production facilities. They also were given a check from the USDA for more […]

New York Just Showed Every Other State How to Do Solar Right

By Tim McDonnell New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it’s already among the nation’s solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to […]

Solar Power Picking up Pace

By: Lindsay Carroll   DUBAI // Experts have welcomed a new ruling that will allow residents to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes and businesses and sell the energy generated back to the emirate’s power grid. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council, passed the […]

How to get renewable energy into the grid — without losing power

The recent review of the Australian Renewable Energy Target has once again raised the issue of the “unreliability” of some renewable power sources such as wind and solar power. Their variability, which arises from the weather or daily and seasonal cycles, leads some to conclude that they will only ever be able to supply a […]