Nebraska tribe’s latest energy project: reclaimed solar thermal heaters

In addition to this Nebraska example, solar thermal heating technology is alive and well in Minnesota, where the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) designed its own heater and for years manufactured and installed them at no cost to low-income households. RREAL has shifted its focus to community solar and licensed the design to the White Earth Nation in northwest Minnesota. The tribe …

“Vision and Claims for 100% renewable electricity supply”

17.06.2019 ETIP PV publishes the White Paper Solar PV has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world Solar PV can be used in all geographic regions and its generating capacity can be installed rapidly and scaled up modularly Solar PV can drastically reduce GHG emissions from the power sector and in other sectors …

Curtailment: In California, clean energy “overbuild” doesn’t have to be a dirty word

Also, EVs can be managed to charge coincident to renewable energy production (during daytime hours) or to a “flatter”, less peaky profile, and then fewer energy storage systems may be needed. High-penetration EV can take advantage of the electricity being generated during the middle of the day through workplace and public charging. Managed charging, in which a utility incentivizes charging …

Tesla Solar Roof: 9 Things You Don’t Realize Until You Own One for a Year

By Mike Brown on June 14, 2019Filed Under Tesla, Cars, Design, Elon Musk, Energy, Power, Solar Energy & Weather Amanda Tobler is possibly the world’s most extreme early-tech adopter. A year ago, she agreed to let Tesla replace the roof of her house in California, with solar-harvesting energy tiles. Failure could mean her home losing power, her property losing value, or even its contents getting exposed to the elements. The company has …

“Solarize Yakima” campaign will encourage residents to adopt solar-powered energy

LEX TALAMO Yakima Herald-Republic Jun 17, 2019 A new campaign encouraging adoption of solar-powered energy could soon be coming to Yakima. A resolution on the Yakima City Council’s Tuesday agenda authorizes an agreement with Spark Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit founded in 2001 that supports local efforts for residents in Washington and Oregon to invest in solar energy. Under the terms …

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

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 …

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 …