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Solar Energy

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  • Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams

    Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams
    When a mechanical engineer today proposed building a floating entertainment island full off Chicago's shoreline, he wasn't the first to dream of building on Lake Michigan. Here are some ideas that didn't see fruition: • In 1884, it was reported...
  • Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects

    Website lets public pick sites that merit aid funding solar projects
    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...
  • Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid

    Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid
    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...
  • L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause

    L.A. councilman wants to put ground-based solar arrays on pause
    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...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    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...
  • River Forest schools to get solar panels

    River Forest schools to get solar panels
    River Forest Elementary School District 90 will outfit its three schools with solar panels this summer. Teachers will add lessons on renewable energy and solar power to complement the new panels, which are scheduled to be installed by the end of July,...
  • Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines

    Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines
    The Senate moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a prized naval air station in southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore. By a vote...
  • Bill to free up solar power funds passes

    Bill to free up solar power funds passes
    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...
  • Obama to tout renewables, announce solar panel back at the White House

    Obama to tout renewables, announce solar panel back at the White House
    President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home. After years of delay, solar panels have been...
  • House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland

    House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland
    A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33. Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    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...