Can electric vehicles help protect a military base from power disruptions? Well, maybe not entirely, but they could help make a base microgrid secure. That proposition will be tested at Fort Carson, Colo., one of three military installations where a… Read More
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Wardens at the Santa Rita Jail in the Bay Area will never have to worry about what might happen if the power fails. That’s because a microgrid just put in place will provide power to pokey if the connection to… Read More
Solara is a new residential community planned in Chilliwack, British Columbia,and made up of homes designed to be powered solely by solar, wind and geothermal energy. The Oasis Eco Group is developing the neighborhood, which will include 107 single-family homes… Read More
By Tracy Seelye, GreenTech Advocates How do green and energy-efficient technologies fit into the whole concept of a sustainable home? Among the green tech and energy-efficient features being built into a contemporary home under construction in Hingham, Mass., are solar… Read More
Imagine living in a house with a facade that can slide open and closed depending on the amount of solar energy you hope to capture. This is just one of the many features of the SLIDES (sustainable, living and interactive… Read More
The U.S. market for photovoltaics (PV) is booming, industry watcher Solarbuzz reports, driven by lower prices and the drawdown of feed-in tariffs in Europe. According to the Solarbuzz United States Deal Tracker database, the nonresidential photovoltaic project pipeline now exceeds… Read More