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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Microsoft Solar Deal Breaks Down Energy Justice Barriers

13 Aug , 2021  

cnbc.com, 8/13/2021. Climate crises across the country — record heat waves, wildfires and flooding — have pushed climate to the forefront of corporate agendas. At the same time, companies are being held accountable for their actions to fix systemic racism at the community level. The two goals may seem distinct, but a new Microsoft renewable […]

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Building Technology, Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Renewables, Whole Building

Net Zero Energy Becomes Elementary in Arlington County, VA

6 Apr , 2021  

Taylor Patterson, 4/6/21. Zero energy buildings are the future of sustainable living – be it commercial, industrial, or residential settings. Arlington County, VA embraced this future with the design and construction of their zero-energy public elementary school. The building is powered by over 1,700 solar panels, has a geothermal athletic field that funnels into a […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

Solar Garden in CO Shines Spotlight on Efficient Agriculture

6 Oct , 2020  

coloradodaily.com, 10/6/2020. Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm Friday near Longmont. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy occurred underneath the farm’s 8-foot-tall panels. The family-owned and operated company has been working on this project for several years. It’s owned by […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Building Electrification: Why is it Such a Hot Topic in Efficiency?

9 Sep , 2020  

greentechmedia.com, June 5, 2020. Buildings were first electrified nearly 150 years ago. So, why is it that “building electrification” is now among the energy industry’s most popular buzzwords? Most buildings run on multiple fuels. They use electricity to power lights, refrigerators and electronic devices. And they consume fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to power […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Wind and Solar Markets Require Change for Future Longevity

3 Jun , 2020  

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com on May 15, 2020. Dramatic reductions in the cost of wind and solar have led to optimism that they can be primary contributors to low-carbon electricity grids. But there’s an important obstacle to their profitability: revenue decline. Adding wind and solar to the grid tends to reduce electricity prices during the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

USC Brings Sustainability to Forefront of Athletics Experience

20 Mar , 2020  

This article was originally published on news.usc.edu on Feb. 27, 2020. On a misty Saturday morning, a giant crane lifted 1,100-pound pallets loaded with solar panels on top of the Galen Center. The heavy lift is a first step toward sustainability for the 14-year-old venue. Unlike many of the University Park Campus’s venerable Romanesque revival […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

Snow Buildup No Longer an Issue for Solar Panels

10 Mar , 2020  

This article was originally published on energynews.us on 3.10. 2020. A Minnesota couple’s idea for keeping solar panels clear of snow is gaining traction after winning a $50,000 federal innovation prize. Solar panels work well in cold weather, but not as well if they are covered even partially by snow. The tilt of panels helps […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Coronavirus Creates Delays in Chinese Solar Industry

21 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on greentechmedia.com The novel coronavirus, a respiratory illness that’s sickened more than 17,000 and killed more than 360 people in China as of Feb. 3, may impact the Chinese-rooted solar energy supply chain, potentially contributing to labor shortages, equipment delays and global price increases. Determining the full impact of the […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Solar Envelope is the Latest and Greatest for New Netflix Office

30 Jan , 2020  

This article was written by Jim Paull, ERS Building integrated photovoltaics (or BIPV) are solar PV modules that are also part of the building itself. BIPV can take on different forms, such as windows, roofing, or spandrel (the space between windows in curtain-wall buildings). BIPV is becoming increasingly important as more buildings strive to reduce […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Interviews, Renewables

The Growing Popularity of Solar Carports

20 Mar , 2019  

solar carport

The influences driving solar carports pv magazine, March 15, 2019 Our man Charles Thurston hosted a solar carport Q&A with Borrego Solar as part of his research into the topic for this month’s edition of pv magazine. Here are a few extra insights that came in after the presses rolled. Trevor Dawson, an industrial engineer asks: What […]

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