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Solar Energy

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  • Can offshore wind farms tame fierce hurricanes? Researchers say they can

    Can offshore wind farms tame fierce hurricanes? Researchers say they can
    Hurricanes are projected to get ever more fierce and destructive, but researchers say offshore wind farms can tame those tempests and protect coastal cities. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of Delaware used sophisticated computer...
  • Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

    Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species
    IVANPAH VALLEY, Calif.— The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant. Long before the sun rises, computers aim five square miles of mirrors to reflect the first rays of dawn onto one of three 40-story towers rising above the desert floor....
  • 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...
  • '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?...
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • From solar power to licensing, new laws are in force in 2014

    The new year ushered in fresh starts, clean slates and new laws. Here is a rundown on recent legislation that pertains to Illinois community associations. Unless otherwise noted, they became effective Jan. 1. Solar and wind power. The Illinois...
  • IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting

    IBM Takes On The Science of Solar-Power Forecasting
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds. Information from weather services,...
  • Letters: Putting solar power in its place

    Re “Solar power's outlook not as sunny,” Jan. 12 The article shows that the desert may not be the best place after all to generate solar power. As The Times points out, the move is away from large, industrial-scale desert plants and toward...
  • Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

    Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds
    Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green. The San Mateo company on Wednesday said it plans to offer a way to buy investment products similar to bonds. Instead of being backed by...
  • Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

     
    Looks like: An accessorized C-Max Energi Defining characteristics: Solar panels atop the roof Ridiculous features: A solar-magnifying canopy the car has to sit under Chances of being mass-produced: There's potential; Ford plans real-world feasibility...
  • Buffet's utility company orders $1 billion in wind turbines

    Buffet's utility company orders $1 billion in wind turbines
    The best news about wind energy today? Buffet's billion dollar jolt in the arm... The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...