Category: Solar Power

Casa Gavion Uses a Breathing Gabion Wall To Keep Cool in Baja, Mexico

Posted by Solar America Blog - March 13, 2012 - Energy Savings, Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

|Add to | Read More: Casa Gavion Uses a Breathing Gabion Wall To Keep Cool in Baja, Mexico via Inhabitat.com.

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Colorado Looks To Streamline Solar Power Installations

Posted by Solar America Blog - March 11, 2012 - Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

The red tape that residents have to go through to get solar power for their homes could all but disappear now thanks to The Solar Friendly Communities Initiative in the state. The program works with cities and counties to make it cheaper for citizens and faster for solar installers implement plans. Right now, requirements within […]

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Solar Power Will Save University $1.6 Million

Posted by Solar America Blog - March 6, 2012 - Solar California, Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar-America.org

Facing budget shortfalls and increased operating costs, many institutions of higher learning are embracing of renewable energy. National University, one of California’s largest private, nonprofit colleges, the completion ofoptimized rooftop and power systems at two of its campuses in San Diego that are expected to generate more than 1.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually. […]

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Clean Links: Solar, Wind, EV, & Policy News

Posted by Solar America Blog - February 7, 2012 - Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

Other than our 60+ stories from the past week, here are a few more noteworthy ones worth a look or two: Solar Energy 1.(solar farm in video above) MidAmerican Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary ofMidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, announced it has completed its acquisition of theTopaz Solar FarmfromFirst Solar, Inc.(NASDAQ: FSLR). The 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant […]

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California Outdone in 33% Renewable Target by — Morocco?

Posted by Solar America Blog - January 11, 2012 - Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

In about yet another huge wind project being put out to bid by Morocco this morning, I started to look at California’s own renewable targets. It might seem odd to compare the two, but here is why the thought arose to compare the two. The wind project is part of a target for 2,000 MW […]

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Solar Storage Demo Kicks Into Gear

Posted by Solar America Blog - November 13, 2011 - Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

Nobody said cleantech would be shovel-ready, right? Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Energy announced 16Recovery Act grants [] totaling $185 million for utility-scale projects intended to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the grid. Now the first of those projects is up and running, with two made-in-America advanced batteries working to smooth, shift […]

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Denver Solar Developer Stimulus Powered

Posted by Solar America Blog - November 6, 2011 - Solar California, Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

You might or might not think much of President Barack Obamas more formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act but we call tell you who definitely loves it: E Light Wind and Solar and its employees. The solar developer has been racking up tons of business outfitting government offices with systems the latest […]

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Eliodomestico: Solar Terracotta Water Filter Distills 5 Liters of Water a Day

Posted by Solar America Blog - October 26, 2011 - Solar Colorado, Solar Energy, Solar Power

|Add to | Read More: Eliodomestico: Solar Terracotta Water Filter Distills 5 Liters of Water a Day via Inhabitat.com.

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Google invests in US residential solar market

Posted by Solar Colorado Staff - September 28, 2011 - CO solar, Colorado solar, Energy Savings, Solar Colorado, Solar Power

The renewable energy sector – solar in particular – is becoming increasingly popular at Google, which has up to now invested more than US$850 million in the renewable energy sector. The latest US$75 million investment is in Clean Power Finance’s ‘white label’ financing solution for the US residential market for solar PV installations. The Clean […]

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Solar State of the Week: Colorado

Posted by Solar Colorado Staff - September 21, 2011 - CO solar, Colorado solar, Solar Power

State incentive programs drove the Colorado PV market to more than double in 2010, resulting in the installation of 53.6 megawatts of capacity. The state market maintained a relatively even split, with 18.7 megawatts of installed capacity from residential, 15.9 megawatts from non-residential, and 19.1 megawatts from utility. Installations in the residential sector were mainly […]

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