Articles Tagged with ''solar panels''

Inovateus Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Array for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Project Is the Largest Solar Installation on any Cultural Institution in the State of Illinois
March 24, 2014

Inovateus Solar LLC installed the solar systems at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution’s clean-energy initiative. The solar installer was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by Schneider Electric.


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March 21, 2014: DOE Awards $2.2 Million for Solutions That Reduce Costs of Solar

Awards to Three California-Based Small Businesses to Drive Down Hardware and Non-Hardware Costs
March 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.2 million for three projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. DOE said this funding will help develop technologies and streamline processes to make solar more accessible for residential and commercial applications.


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Kingspan Designs Solar Thermal System for Syracuse University

System Will Contribute up to 60 Percent of the Energy Required for Hot Water Production
February 24, 2014

Kingspan Environmental has designed and installed one of its largest solar panel systems to date at Syracuse University. The company recently commissioned a 240 solar thermal panel system to heat water in 20 Skytop apartment buildings at the university’s South Campus, in Syracuse, N.Y.


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Walgreens Debuts Nation’s First Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Evanston, Ill.

Walgreens Plans to Generate Electricity and Reduce Energy Usage in the Store by More Than 50 Percent
December 9, 2013
With its solar panels, wind turbines, and a geothermal system, Walgreens celebrated the official opening of what is believed to be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store, anticipated to produce energy equal to or greater than it consumes.


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What Are Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)?

November 19, 2013

Some homeowners are turned off by how solar panels affect the appearances of their homes. Building-integrated photovoltaics — basically solar panels incorporated into the structure of new buildings — can eliminate the negative visual impact of traditional solar panels, improve appearance, and boost resale value.


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Americans Using More Renewable Energy

Solar, Wind Energy Production Increases as Cost of Renewable Energy Drops
October 21, 2013
Americans are continuing to use more renewable energy resources. Use of natural gas, solar panels, and wind turbines were up in 2012, while use of coal declined as a means to generate electricity, according to the recent U.S. energy charts released through research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


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April 25, 2013: Solar to Slash Energy Costs at Georgetown University

April 25, 2013
Georgetown University is going solar with SolarCity on a project that is expected to cut the school’s energy bills by tens of thousands of dollars and reduce more than 600,000 pounds of carbon pollution over its lifetime. 


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April 22, 2013: California Net-Zero-Energy, Zero-Combustion Home Dedicated

April 22, 2013
The owners of the Green Idea House — Southern California’s first net-zero-energy, zero-combustion home — hosted a public dedication ceremony at the Hermosa Beach residence. The home is a case study for Southern California Edison’s Net Zero Energy Initiative.


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Feb. 26, 2013: California Residents Install More Than 1 Gigawatt of Solar Power

February 26, 2013
The Solar Center reported that California residents have now installed more than 1 gigawatt — over 1,066 megawatts — of solar power using rebates from the $2.4 billion California Solar Initiative, launched in 2007 as a way to jump-start the industry. 


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New San Francisco 49ers Stadium to Use Solar to Achieve LEED, Net Zero

February 18, 2013
NRG will help the new Santa Clara Stadium become the first professional football stadium to open with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the first professional sports venue to achieve net zero energy performance in California during 49ers home games.


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