solar

disadvantages of solar energy

Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year.  But there are some disadvantages of solar…
advantages of solar energy

Advantages of Solar Energy

This post is derived from RP Siegel’s post Solar Photovoltaics: Pros and Cons and concerns photovoltaics specifically. Enough sunlight falls on the Earth…
bsolar-460x247

Cleantech Co bSolar Develops Double-Sided Solar Panels

Solar panels have been around for decades, but researchers are still trying to develop affordable double-sided panels – able to capture both direct…
union of concerned scientists, RPS renewables, wind power, RPS, Renewables Portfolio Standard, Leon Kaye, solar, clean energy, renewable energy, pine tree wind farm

California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010
Solar Decathlon 2011

5 Steps to Make the Business Case for Solar

In order to achieve success with commercial solar, you need a sound business case. Here are five steps to get you there.
Kohls, Kohls Department store, solar, solar power, solar energy, stakeholder engagement, energy efficiency, renewable energy credits

Kohl’s Ramps Up Investment in Solar Energy 25% This Year

Already a leader in solar investment and energy efficiency, Kohl’s is adding even more locations across the U.S. to its impressive renewable energy…

Lighting Up the Night: Empowered by Light Brings Renewable Energy to Zambian Schools

In 2010, when the founders of Empowered by Light were confronted with the fact that in rural Zambia only 2% of people have…
feat-aruba

Rio+20: Aruba To Turn Off the Fossil Fuel Switch

Aruba’s government, led by Prime Minister Mike Eman, announced this afternoon at the Rio+20 Conference that the country is partnering with the Carbon…
5414632701_0d9879f132_z

Worldwide Investment in Renewable Energy Hit $257 Billion in 2011

Worldwide investment in renewable energy hit a record high last year in spite of the financial crisis. Solar energy also overtook wind power…
One of 400 residents of Meerwada Village

New Solar Program From SunEdison Aims to Eradicate Darkness in India

In rural India, more than 400 million go without electricity every day. SunEdison's new program, Eradication of Darkness, will design, install and manage…

Apple’s New Coal-Free Data Centers: Great News, Missed Opportunity

This was a good week for Apple. The company announced that “all three of our data centers will be coal free, which is…
Shams One - mirrors front1

Member of the UAE Delegation to Rio+20 Chats about Outcomes

An important producer of natural gas and oil, the UAE has become known in the last decade for its growing efforts to fight…

Who Are the Winners and Losers From the New Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels?

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of more than 31 percent on solar panels from…
Clif Bar, Clif, emeryville, leed, leed platinum, solar, water footprint, forest stewardship council, energy bar, protein bar, organic, organic food industry, recycled denim,

Clif Bar Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With LEED Platinum Headquarters

Clif Bar, the granddaddy of the modern day energy bar, has been sustainably celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The company’s latest accomplishment…
Smart-Booth-Telecom-Italia-photo

Smart Booth Transforms Lowly Phone Booth Into Solar Powered Community Hub

The phone booth has lagged far behind its mobile cousin, fast becoming a vandalism prone relic of a bygone time. The Smart Booth…