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Solar Energy

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  • Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm

    Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm
    Home goods giant Ikea is building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again. “It’s about taking care of the environment and living within our means,&...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Gaylord Hospital Recognized By People's Action For Clean Energy

    Gaylord Hospital, in Wallingford, will be recognized on April 29 by People's Action for Clean Energy (PACE) with the 2014 Environmental Energy Leadership Award as the first Connecticut hospital operating with a solar thermal heating system. "We would...
  • Solarize Enfield Offers Home Tours And Installs

    Solarize Enfield Offers Home Tours And Installs
    Home and business owners looking to switch to solar energy can learn more through the Solarize Enfield program, which offers discounts on solar panel installations. On Saturday, homeowners Al and Denise Lancaster will offer a tour of their home,...
  • Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner

    Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner
    I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
  • FPL proposes a new solar pilot program

    Florida Power & Light Co. on Wednesday proposed a pilot program that would build community solar energy projects — some with panels spanning the size of half a football field — in select cities including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach....
  • Avon Officials To Discuss Solar Power Project On Wednesday

    AVON — A proposal to put solar panels on two school buildings will be discussed when the town council and the board of education meet on Wednesday night. The solar power program that the town would participate in is overseen by the state. Local...
  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • As fracking soars, gas terminal poised for about-face from imports to exports

    COVE POINT, Md. The natural gas pipes on Dominion's Cove Point property begin on a pier in the Chesapeake Bay. They then descend underground and run for more than a mile behind the walls of a dimly lit tunnel for foot-brake bicycles that workers use to...
  • FPL solar dimmed by clouds but still has glimmer of potential

    FPL solar dimmed by clouds but still has glimmer of potential
    The most ambitious solar plant in Florida has 190,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight onto tubes filled with 1.2 million gallons of oil-like fluid that heats to a blistering 740 degrees. Built by Florida Power & Light Co., the plant is a complex and...
  • Careful turbine siting may make offshore wind farms safer for birds

    Careful turbine siting may make offshore wind farms safer for birds
    WILLIAMSBURG—The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast, according to a press release from the college. The CCB is part of a team with...
  • Being green has never been easier

    Who says it’s not easy being green? When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment. It is more...
  • 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...