Articles Tagged with ''solar energy''

DOE Announces Funding

January 28, 2013
As part of its SunShot Initiative, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12 million in new funding aimed at streamlining and standardizing local solar permitting, zoning, metering, and connection processes.

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Arizona Schools Save More Than $1.5 Million in Electricity Costs with Solar

January 21, 2013
Tioga Energy has announced the completion of a 961 kW solar energy project for two sites in the Washington Elementary School District (WESD). This undertaking will save the WESD more than $1.5 million over the next 20 years, including over $28,000 in the first year of operation alone.

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Jan. 9, 2013: SolarCity Honored by Inc. Magazine as a Top Job Creator

January 9, 2013
SolarCity has been honored by Inc. magazine with its ‘Hire Power’ award that recognizes the top job creators in the United States. SolarCity ranked among the Top 10 out of a list of 100 private companies that were credited for generating the largest number of American jobs in the past three years.

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Jan. 4, 2013: DOE Announces $29 Million Investment in Solar Energy Projects

January 4, 2013
As part its SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $29 million investment in four solar energy projects. These projects are aimed at improving grid connection and reducing installation costs through plug-and-play technologies and reliable solar power forecasts.

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Dec. 13, 2012: School District to Save $300,000 Annually with Solar Energy

December 13, 2012
Representatives from the Hemet Unified School District, Tioga Energy, Johnson Controls, De Lage Landen, and Wells Fargo & Co. gathered in Hemet, Calif., to celebrate the completion of 17 solar electric systems for district schools that are expected to save the district approximately $300,000 in utility costs annually.

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Watt USA: Flat-Plate Solar Collectors

December 3, 2012
Flat-plate solar collectors 3000 SU VIP and W8 2.5 S VIP are extremely economical energy producers that enable the simple use of free solar energy. The solar collectors are effective for heating of utility and pool water and for supporting low-temperature central heating systems.

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Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling Now Provides Solar Solutions

November 5, 2012
Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling announced that it is now providing solar energy solutions for homes in Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Delaware.

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Sept. 27, 2012: Working Prototype of Three-Dimensional Solar Cell Is Unveiled

September 27, 2012
Solar3D Inc., developer of a new three-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize conversion of sunlight into electricity, has announced the successful fabrication and operation of a working three-dimensional solar cell that the company says produces at least 250 percent of the power of a basic silicon solar cell.

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Cashing in on Solar Thermal Energy

September 24, 2012
While the price of energy continues to rise, more homeowners are seeking energy independence through renewable energy sources including solar energy. In turn, a growing number of HVAC contractors are adding solar installations, solar thermal technology, solar-equipped air conditioning units, and more to their repertoire.

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New York Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Solar Energy

September 3, 2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved legislation promoting the growth of solar energy in the state. The package of bills, all related to tax exemption of solar projects in New York, was applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®).

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