Posts tagged: SunEdison

Google Invests In California Solar Power Plant Built On Old Oil Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. “There’s something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that […]

Fukushima, Japan Rebuilding Communities with Solar, Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040

Junko Movellan   San Diego, Calif. — Fukushima experienced the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit three years ago. Now, the region is trying to turn the “lost landscape” into massive renewable energy fields. The prefecture has declared “zero dependency on nuclear energy” and created a goal to meet […]

US Air Force Scores Biggest Ever Military Solar Power Plant

US Air Force Scores Biggest Ever Military Solar Power Plant (via Clean Technica) It looks like the Air Force wins the week in terms of military renewable energy projects. The biggest military solar power plant in the US has just been completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, a 16.4 megawatt installation that is […]

A New Lease of Life for Remote Indian Villages

Until a few years back, life in Meerwada used to go back to the Stone Age when demand for electricity deserted its residents. Kerosene lamps was the only source of light as villagers struggled to carry out their basic household chores. But today the picture has changed as kids read their book with ease, fans […]

Getting to Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

  SunEdison founder and former Carbon War Room CEO Jigar Shah took to the pages of The Huffington Post and GigaOm recently to downplay the need for aggressive clean energy innovation. “We actually have all of the cost-effective technology [we] need” to mitigate climate change, he says in the former piece, singling out Bill Gates’ […]