Posts tagged: solar

Solar Panels Save YWCA $14K

By: Mary Cullen The YWCA McLean County has saved about $14,000 in the 10 months since installing its 123-kilowatt solar panel. Larissa Armstrong coordinates the Solar Bloomington-Normal program, which offers solar at a reduced cost. She said local solar program participants would expect a payback time of 10 years, but the YWCA is different. Its panel was installed in […]

Tiny Wolfhagen, Germany Leads The Country’s Green Energy Transition

By: Austin Davis With its centuries-old timber-framed houses and cobblestone lanes, Wolfhagen could easily illustrate a Grimm Brothers’ fable. But for all of its medieval charm and pastoral feel, this town of 14,000 near Frankfurt has taken a big step into the future over the past few years. It has embraced Germany’s push to get rid […]

For Every $1 The US Put into Adding Renewable Energy Last Year, China Put in $3

By: Echo Huang China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is determined to rebalance its energy mix, and incorporate more clean energy. That determination is reflected in the money it put into renewable energy last year, dwarfing spending by the next biggest investor, the US. Last year nearly half of the world’s new renewable energy investment of $279.8 […]

Sunday April 29th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Target Remains the Largest Adopter of On-Site Corporate Solar Power

The company added 43 MW last year, placing it well ahead of Walmart and Prologis. Overall installations at 4,000 companies tracked by SEIA grew slightly to 326 MW last year. By: CHRISTIAN ROSELUND There are no major surprises in the 6th edition of Solar Means Business, Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) annual report on corporate adoption at […]

Thursday April 19th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Add Cow Manure to Your List of Renewable Energy Sources

By: Jim Efstathiou Jr. The average Holstein cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. It’s a lot of poop. It’s also a lot of potential power. On some farms, that energy is already being collected: The manure’s tossed into an anaerobic digester system where gas concentrates and then has to be stripped of water, […]