Posts tagged: Solar power

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico May Shift To 100% Renewable Energy

After Hurricane Maria left many on the island without electricity for nearly a year, politicians are leaning toward a more sustainable and resilient way to power Puerto Rico. BY: Adele Peters After Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s power grid, causing the longest blackout in U.S. history, it ignited a new push for renewable energy–a solution that could be […]

Walmart Strikes Renewable Energy Deal with SunPower

The agreement will see a combination of rooftop and ground-mount systems installed. Construction of the solar systems is slated to start in the first half of 2019 By: Anmar Frangoul Grocery giant Walmart has entered into an agreement with SunPower that will see the renewable energy firm install solar power at two distribution centers and 19 […]

Thursday October 25th, 2018 in , , | No Comments »

NSW Offers Free Rooftop Solar For Low-Income Households – in Place of Energy Rebate

By: Sophie Vorrath New South Wales is seeking to boost the uptake of solar by the state’s low-income households, with the launch of a $15 million initiative that offers to install free rooftop PV in the place of a cost of living rebate. The trial scheme, announced late last month, targets families receiving the government’s Low […]

Friday October 19th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Chernobyl Has a New Power Plant, But This Time It’s Solar

A new 1 megawatt solar plant opens a few hundred feet from the site of the 1986 disaster. By: Avery Thompson Since 2000, the power plant at Chernobyl has been inactive. Even after the infamous meltdown in 1986, the other nuclear reactors at the facility continued operating until the turn of the century. But for 18 […]

Sunday October 14th, 2018 in , , | No Comments »

The Los Angeles Lakers Just Partnered With LG To Bring Solar Power To Training Center

By: Anmar Frangoul The Lakers’ UCLA Health Training Center is now home to 456 solar panels that are set to produce an estimated 245,000 kilowatt hours per year. The basketball team could save around $38,000 annually by turning to solar power. After signing LeBron James earlier this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are also looking […]

Friday September 21st, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »