| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Worried solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground -- part of its Feed-In Tariff program -- until the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Worried that solar farms could overtake prized patches of open space, a Los Angeles councilman is asking the Department of Water and Power board to put off allowing new arrays that are mounted on the ground — part of its Feed-in Tariff program...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:35 AM
With a national Solar Day of Action on Saturday, schools and public buildings across the nation may be in for financial boosts of up to $14,000 to help them go solar.
As part of the public awareness campaign, an Oakland-based solar-investment...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round.
Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state.
The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
| May 30, 2014
| 11:03 AM
State legislators Friday passed a bill that will open up money to purchase solar energy for Illinois consumers.
The bill passed easily in both chambers and will allow Illinois to purchase solar power until a more permanent solution is presented to fix...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car.
It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour.
Bardia, a former race car...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...