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Solar Energy

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  • Wind powers amusement park game at Santa Monica pier

     
    It takes sheer strength to ring the bell on the High Striker game at Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park. But it takes wind power to electrify the more than 100 bulbs, spotlights and a sound system that bring the game......
  • Solar energy jobs growing in U.S. and California, study says

     
    One in every four solar energy jobs in the United States is held by a Californian, and growth in the clean-tech industry is burgeoning nationwide, a new study said....
  • California ratepayer advocate complains of high solar power costs

     
    Ratepayer advocate complains that utility regulators approve costly solar power contracts....
  • Buffett company purchase gives solar industry big boost

     
    Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings company has agreed to buy a giant, 550-megawatt photovoltaic farm currently under construction in San Luis Obispo county for $2 billion, giving a huge boost to the solar industry that could spur...
  • Solar industry booming, but problems loom

     
    Solar power is a booming business in the U.S., according to a report released today by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The study said that there were more domestic solar installations completed in the third quarter of this...
  • Lower Macungie adopts alternative energy regulations

     
    Lower Macungie Township Commissioners adopted alternative energy regulations for the use of solar panels and wind turbines in residential and industrial-scale energy farm operations. “We want to welcome alternative energy sources for our residents...
  • Air pollution control agency increases gas log rebate

     
    The Air Quality Management District is increasing its rebate for gas log sets from $125 to as much as $200. The rebates are for homeowners who convert their existing wood-burning fireplaces to log sets fueled with natural gas, which radically......
  • Wind power hit important milestones in 2011

     
    Two states--Iowa and South Dakota--were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important standard in the Department of Energy's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy...
  • Supervisors knock down Antelope Valley wind turbine study

     
    Efforts to build large electrical wind turbines in the Antelope Valley suffered a defeat Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors sided with a coalition of residents and environmentalists who opposed the project....
  • EnergyGlass: Windows that make solar electricity

     
    EnergyGlass: A Florida company has introduced glass that it says can generate electricity as light -- sunlight or artificial light -- streams through the pane....
  • Is that a fracking earthquake?

     
    Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn't just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also...