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Solar Energy

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  • 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,...
  • Winds of change: Floating power turbines envisioned off Oregon coast

    A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • 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...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Get a solar recharge

    Get a solar recharge
    Name: Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit What it is: an eco-friendly recharging kit that uses either solar power or electricity to charge its Switch 8 lithium ion portable battery, which has a tip for solar charging and another for USB charging. It...
  • SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey

    SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey
    Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading. The share price...
  • SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering

    SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering
    SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand. The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation

    California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation
    The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...