Posts tagged: solar panels

Medicine Turns to Solar Energy

By: SUSAN SMALLHEER SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Medical Care Systems is going solar. The corporate parent of Springfield Hospital and the Springfield Health Center has completed its first solar project, with the installation of four solar panels in front of the entrance of the health center at One Hundred River Street. Larry Kraft, a hospital spokesman, […]

Sunday February 12th, 2017 in , , | No Comments »

Home Energy Storage Batteries Lose to Grid-Connected Solar on Environmental Impact

By: Stephen Edelstein At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It’s a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some automakers. […]

Numbers Don’t Lie: We’ve Reached a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy

By: JON DOGTEROM The ink is barely dry on Canada’s new national climate change strategy but critics are already trying to bury it under a mound of half-truths about clean energy. The plan contains measures that will help Canada hit its obligations under the Paris Agreement, such as introducing carbon pricing, phasing out coal-burning power stations […]

Solar Power to Rise from Chernobyl’s Nuclear Ashes

Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine, reports Climate News Network It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be caused by exposure to radiation. The […]

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »

How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly in 2017

By: Claire McDaniel Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor polluted air can be caused by chemicals from common household products. Chemicals from these products can cause health issues like infertility, thyroid disease and even cancer. If […]