Solar Power

Student solar-powered coffee house, Virginia Highlands Community College

Sun Powered Coffee Coming To Campus

At first glance, it sounds like a story you’d hear coming out of San Francisco, not the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia: It’s a coffee shop collective using 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star… Read More
Rooftop solar, SkyMount racking system, Solar Power Inc.

5 MWs Of Solar For A Very Big Roof

The first thing you need for a big rooftop solar system is a big roof. And that they have in Cateret, N.J., with the White Rose Building (check it out on Google maps). It’s a sprawling building that serves as… Read More
Solar power project, Thailand, Kyocera

Kyocera Wins Big Thai Solar Panel Deal

Thailand has been more aggressive than most of its southeast Asian neighbors in enacting policies that encourage the development of renewable energy sources, according to an International Energy Agency report. And now we’re seeing those policies bear fruit: The Japanese… Read More
Ecotricity Solar

CES 2011: Ecotricity ECO1800 Solar Charger

Many off-grid homes with solar electricity systems feature a diesel generator for back-up power. Now, homes connected to the grid can use solar power as a back-up, thanks to the Ecotricity ECO1800 solar-powered generator on display this week at the… Read More
Revere Solar

National Grid Is New England Solar King

Sometimes it is small scale solar facilities which can add up to make a renewable energy company a major player in its region of the world. Such is the case of National Grid, which recently debuted three new Massachusetts solar… Read More
Tim Young - HyperSolar

HyperSolar On Upping Solar Cell Output

Solar cells are notoriously expensive to produce–and though they generate renewable energy, they can also be pretty hard on the earth in terms of the natural resources required to produce them. Concentrated solar power seeks to address both issues by… Read More
U.S. Partnership

Clean Energy Grants Get Another Year

Bravo, and whew! That’s the general reaction of the renewable-energy industry and its advocates as the year winds down, thanks to Congress including the 1603 Treasury Grant Program in the big tax package that President Obama signed into law. The… Read More

Solar Power And Solar Energy Demystified

More than 2,000 years ago, the Greeks and Romans used mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy and light torches for their religious ceremonies. And even the photovoltaic effect — a means to convert light into electricity that remains a key… Read More