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Solar Energy

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  • Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system

    Solar-energy advocates praise Musk's energy-storing system
    Elon Musk's plans to bring the battery technology from his Tesla automobiles into homes will be a game-changer, say state solar advocates who think the ability to store energy collected from the sun is the missing component of renewable energy. Musk...
  • OUC solar would rise from coal ashes

    OUC solar would rise from coal ashes
    Orlando's electric utility is launching efforts to build major solar plants east of the city on sites that are practical and symbolic: the burial grounds of coal-burning generators. Orlando Utilities Commission's board will be asked today to authorize...
  • Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit

     Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit
    How do you paint the wind? Chicago artist Brian Ritchard has found a way. His "Turbine Paintings" series is on exhibit through June 14 at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. "The theme for my...
  • Solar energy advocates take their ideas to College Park

    Solar energy advocates take their ideas to College Park
    When it comes to solar power, Mary Dipboye said, people usually fall into two camps – those who want to save money, and those who like the environmentally beneficial “green” effects of going solar. Dipboye, who says she is in the green...
  • Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight

    Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight
    Bertrand Piccard has flown hang gliders, and even a hot air balloon. Now he can add another aircraft to the list -- a solar-powered plane. The 57-year-old Swiss pilot, along with fellow Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, is attempting to make the first...
  • CCBC to get more than a quarter of its electricity from solar

    CCBC to get more than a quarter of its electricity from solar
    The campuses of the Community College of Baltimore County will host an array of solar panels capable of supplying 27 percent of the college's electricity needs by the end of this year. CCBC and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon, the parent company of...
  • Talk of the County: Proud of Zion's peaceful protesting of police shooting

    Talk of the County: Proud of Zion's peaceful protesting of police shooting
      Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Proud of Zion residents I...
  • Pilot anxious to fly solar plane solo over Pacific for 5 days, nights

    Pilot anxious to fly solar plane solo over Pacific for 5 days, nights
    A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean...
  • Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone

    Study tracking where bird migration paths could cross offshore wind zone
    Bird watchers know where sea ducks like the surf scoter breed — across Canada and Alaska — and where they spend their winters — along the U.S. coasts, in bodies of water like the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Where they go in between...
  • Five questions for Elon Musk about Tesla's battery business plan

    Five questions for Elon Musk about Tesla's battery business plan
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk plans to launch the electric car market into a new product line -- batteries for home and business energy storage. That would allow users, for instance, to charge batteries at night -- when energy rates are cheap...
  • CPNA exploring the possibilities of solar energy

    CPNA exploring the possibilities of solar energy
    With the nickname the Sunshine State, Florida seems like a natural for more and more people to invest in solar energy, Mary Dipboye said. “Lots and lots of rooftops,” said Dipboye. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we do that in...