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December 10 -- Over the past 30 years, society has struggled with an energy dilemma: fossil fuels have been cheap and plentiful, but they pollute the air and water — and much of the world’s oil must be imported from unstable and often-unfriendly parts of the world. Renewable energy from solar and wind are very clean but very expensive — until recently. >>View Article

December 7 -- The latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects states that renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 41.14% of new electrical generating capacity installed in October 2012 and 46.22% for the first ten months of 2012. >>View Article

December 6 -- Milwaukee Brewing Co. said Wednesday it will install a solar hot water system at its facility that is expected to help reduce its energy costs by 27 percent in the brewing process. >>View Article

Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:16

Solar Energy Facility Breaks Ground

December 6 -- About 1 million solar panels will soon dot some 1,600 acres near Mount Signal.  Scheduled to reach commercial operation in the fall of 2014, the $700 million Centinela Solar Energy project is expected to generate 170 megawatts and supply San Diego Gas & Electric with enough electricity to power 1 million average households for one year. >>View Article

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 18:48

Navy Builds Solar Power Farm Near Norfolk Base

December 5 -- The Navy has completed construction of the largest solar energy project in Virginia, a 10-acre landscape of black solar panels in neat rows within sight of the Chesapeake Bay and the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. >>View Article

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:48

Solar Generators Power Sandy-Stricken Areas

December 4 -- A non-profit clean energy group, Solar One, has been deploying solar generators to areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The group currently has several generators running in the Rockaways, and made a recent delivery to Midland Beach on Staten Island.  >>View Article

December 4 -- U.S. solar companies First Solar Inc (FSLR.O) and SunPower Corp (SPWR.O) on Monday unveiled plans to expand in China, which is expected to be among the top solar markets in the world next year. >>View Article

November 28 -- Solar energy jobs in the U.S. grew by 13 percent over the past year, a rate almost six times faster than the national average employment growth rate.  And Arizona officials said they are confident the state saw similar job growth, even though the report by the Solar Foundation did not break the numbers down by individual state. >>View Article

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:43

Could Going Solar Save Teacher Salaries?

November 20 -- It seems counterintuitive that shelling out for a large capital expense may give a school more money to pay teachers, but that’s what’s happening at a number of California schools. With their budgets continuously slashed, California schools have had to get creative to find ways to keep teachers. >>View Article 

Friday, 16 November 2012 19:37

Parks Powered By Clean Energy

November 16 --  “St. Petersburg will use a $2.4 million federal grant to install solar panels at 18 of the city's parks and recreational sites," officials said Tuesday.The project, called Sunlit City Parks, will not only save the city energy costs but also serve as an education program about solar energy. >>View Article >>View Article

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