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Solar Energy

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  • Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback

    Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback
    Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry. But the industry's shortsightedness — and its slowness...
  • Siemens signs two 15-year wind power service contracts

    Siemens signs two 15-year wind power service contracts
    Siemens Orlando offices were involved in the company’s wind divisions signing two long-term wind service agreements for wind farms in Washington State The wind farms have 132 turbines between them, near the city of Roosevelt, WA: White Creek...
  • L.A. sued by two companies over rejection of solar array plan

    Two out-of-state companies are suing Los Angeles after their plan to install an array of 3,500 solar cells on the northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley was thwarted by a local commission. The proposed project in Lake View Terrace worried neighbors,...
  • McAuliffe pitches energy plan

    McAuliffe pitches energy plan
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe pitched his all-of-the-above energy plan Tuesday to a joint gathering of business leaders and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, and he won applause at several points for a promised turn toward conservation and renewable...
  • SolarCity offers bonds to public for first time in U.S.

    SolarCity offers bonds to public for first time in U.S.
    In an attempt to drive more consumers toward solar power, SolarCity is offering $200 million in solar bonds to the public, an option previously only available to institutional investors in the United States. The company, backed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk,...
  • As solar energy use grows, communities seek to balance history, technology

    As solar energy use grows, communities seek to balance history, technology
    The historic Rodgers Forge neighborhood in Towson has adopted guidelines for residents who want to install solar panels, an effort community leaders hope can strike a balance between preserving the community's architecture and embracing alternative...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • Microsoft wind farm breaks ground in Kankakee

    Microsoft wind farm breaks ground in Kankakee
    A new wind farm that will supply power to Microsoft Corp. for the next 20 years broke ground Wednesday in Kankakee before a crowd of more than 100. The 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project is being constructed 60 miles outside Chicago along the border...
  • A political divide over the environment

    A political divide over the environment
    To hear Larry Hogan tell it, the multibillion-dollar effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay has been a dismal failure — and the biggest problem is getting Pennsylvania and New York to stop sending sediment pollution down the Susquehanna River....
  • Solarize Bloomfield Program Nearing Deadline

    Solarize Bloomfield Program Nearing Deadline
    Solarize Bloomfield, a program designed to give residents information about the benefits of converting their homes to solar energy, will be ending soon. Residents have until Sept. 30 to take advantage of special solar program discounts and sign a...
  • Plan seeks to encourage alternative energy while protecting environment

    Plan seeks to encourage alternative energy while protecting environment
    With a backdrop of slowly turning wind turbines, the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to manage conservation and renewable energy production on more than 22 million acres in California as part of a federal and state effort...