Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, 8minute Solar & NV Energy are installing PV+540 MWh Battery Storage at 3.5 cents per kilowatt hour

June 25th, 2019 by Steve Hanley in Clean Technica Are you tired of hearing reactionaries, conservatives, and Republicans bashing renewable energy? “It costs too much,” they whine. “It benefits from government subsidies which put a burden on poor taxpayers,” they chant in unison, conveniently looking away when similar government subsidies pad their own pocketbooks. Credit: 8minute Solar If renewable energy is so awful, …

Solar carports: how do they work and how much do they cost?

While a typical carport or patio cover provides shading and is undoubtedly a value-add for a home or automobile owner, its one-dimensional simplicity is a missed opportunity. If you’re a PV fanatic following emerging technologies in the solar industry, you may have already spotted the solar industry’s solution: solar canopies, also known as solar carports . The cost of solar is dropping across the nation. See prices …

Getting (almost) all our energy from the sun by 2050

Solar could meet approximately 68% of global energy demand with other renewables making up the rest, according to a new report. A 100% renewable energy system could also create 22 million solar jobs by 2050, the study claims. Keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees C, though, would require FITs for projects up to 40 MW in capacity, auctions for bigger …

Coal towns transitioning in Colorado

Clean Energy Action based nearby in Colorado has long advocated for transition planning and assistance for coal-dependent workers and their communities. This year the Colorado State Legislature passed HB19-1314 (“Just Transition from Coal Act”) to begin addressing this issue in our state, but the planning and implementation for HB19-1314 will likely take several years at least. In early 2018, Clean …

Solar on Schools: 100% Clean Energy School Districts

Campaign Toolkit and Handbook can be found on our website. Climate Parents are working to move school districts around the country to adopt 100% clean energy. School districts are major energy consumers. Powering them with renewables is a climate solution that benefits kids and communities. This effort builds on the success of Ready for 100 (more Colorado members than any …

Re-thinking curtailment: “There are many promises for 100 percent renewables in the next 25 to 30 years. We’re creating a realistic, a cost-effective solution to get us there,” Perez said.

Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power by University at Albany Credit: CC0 Public Domain Last year, California set the nation’s most ambitious energy goal—deriving 100 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2045. Many other states have since joined with similar goals, including New York, with Gov. Cuomo’s “Green New Deal” calling for …

June 2019 News

e three younger generations – those ages 18 to 53 in 2018 – reported casting 62.2 million votes, compared with 60.1 million cast by Baby Boomers and older generations. It’s not the first time the younger generations outvoted their elders: The same pattern occurred in the 2016 presidential election.” Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 …

Denver Housing Authority wins top prize in Dept. of Energy’s Solar in Your Community Challenge. Albuquerque does 50 MW project

Channel 7 Our Colorado – Denver Housing Authority wins top prize in Dept. of Energy’s Solar in Your Community Challenge May 22, 2019 By: Lance Hernandez Editor’s Note: ‘Our Colorado’ helps us all navigate the challenges related to growth while celebrating life in the state we love. To comment on this or other 360 stories, email us at OurCO@TheDenverChannel.com . See more ‘Our Colorado’ stories here. DENVER …

Her ‘small but mighty’ solar rover powers events around Seattle

May 23, 2019 at 6:00 am Updated May 28, 2019 at 9:46 am Jennifer Brandon’s Northwest Solar Rover powers a show by The Not-Its! at a Phinney Ridge festival. (Courtesy of Jennifer Brandon) By Michelle Archer  Seattle Times Explore Meet Jennifer Brandon, a former real estate agent turned solar-energy designer and installer whose Northwest Solar Rover is a portable, off-grid source of power. What do …

Selenium Boosts Efficiency Of Thin Film Solar Cells To 22%

May 25th, 2019 by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Thin film solar cells made from cadmium telluride have a significant advantage over conventional solar cells made from crystalline silicon. They need far less raw material — up to 100 times less — which makes them cheaper to manufacture than silicon cells. They also absorb sunlight at nearly the ideal wavelength. As a result, …