RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Solar Energy

A collection of news and information related to Solar Energy published by this site and its partners.

Top Solar Energy Articles

Displaying items 241-252
  • Deerfield sets new standards for alternative energy

     
    The Deerfield village board has established new height, noise and setback restrictions for wind turbines, solar panels and geothermal energy sources, village officials said. The …...
  • Wind power hit important milestones in 2011

     
    Two states--Iowa and South Dakota--were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important standard in the Department of Energy's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy...
  • Wind turbines and bird deaths

     
    (Washington, D.C., February 2, 2011) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, said today that the build-out of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy target of...
  • Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects

    Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects
    Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric. Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
  • Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects

    Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects
    For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert. • No paved roads. Check. • Isolated. Ideal. • Land not suitable for farming. Perfect. • Blistering sunshine. Jackpot. • Asking price: $34 million. Deal. As large-scale solar...
  • ECC work continues with new library, future Burlington center

     
    Students returning to Elgin Community College this month will see a new library – three times the size of the old building – among other …...
  • Top TribLocal stories of 2011

     
    With 2011 in the books, TribLocal decided to take a look back and highlight the most popular stories of the year. Overall, extreme weather produced …...
  • Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight

    Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight
    Larry Eisenberg had a vision. "Amazing," he called it. "Spectacular." The Los Angeles Community College District would become a paragon of clean energy. By generating solar, wind and geothermal power, the district would supply all its electricity needs....
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth
    Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
  • Buffett company purchase gives solar industry big boost

     
    Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings company has agreed to buy a giant, 550-megawatt photovoltaic farm currently under construction in San Luis Obispo county for $2 billion, giving a huge boost to the solar industry that could spur...
  • Sunshine state says no to solar energy

     
    We didn't need another example of how Florida's public officials are abandoning their responsibility to safeguard the environment. Not when they've already managed to gut the state's growth management apparatus, fight water regulators, and consider ...
  • Wind powers amusement park game at Santa Monica pier

     
    It takes sheer strength to ring the bell on the High Striker game at Santa Monica Pier's Pacific Park. But it takes wind power to electrify the more than 100 bulbs, spotlights and a sound system that bring the game......