Posts tagged: electricity

Luminant inks deal with SunEdison to bring more solar power to Texas grid

By: Jordan Blum More solar power will enter Texas’ power market next year to compete “apples to apples” with coal and gas power now that Dallas-based Luminant has signed the largest such deal in the country with SunEdison. Power generator Luminant will buy 116 megawatts — enough to power 58,000 homes during normal demand — […]

How Personal Solar Panels Could Change the Way we Live

And how personal contribution could be the key By: Christina Sarich There are several companies coming out with new ways to live and work greener. Now you can travel greener, too, without having to change cars. With just 17 watts of solar energy mounted to your car, you can travel just about anywhere and have […]

Couple fit solar panels after $500 power bill shock

By: ESTHER ASHBY-COVENTRY Garry Robinson’s solar panels are unlikely to pay for themselves but at least he will not be getting $500 power bills any more. After one too many $500 monthly power bills a Timaru couple switched to solar power. Garry and Suzanne Robinson were gobsmacked their electricity bills kept going up when there […]

Want to fight drought? Build Wind Turbines

Renewable energy doesn’t just slow climate change, it saves water too — lots of it. By: Sami Grover As California struggles with the specter of ongoing drought, much has been written about water conservation. From clever ways to conserve water at home to the urgent need to tackle pot’s environmental footprint, there are so many places that we […]

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas By Mary Beth Griggs Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun…and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same […]