Solar http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7396/more en WECS Expands in Texas to Service Growth of Wind Farms http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms <div class="node-body article-body">WECS Electric Supply, Palm Springs, Calif., has added a new distribution location in Abilene Texas, to service the wind farms in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms#comments Solar Wind Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 17921 at http://ewweb.com <p>WECS, Palm Springs, Calif., is right down the street from a large wind farm, and several years ago Bruce Hammett, the company's president, sent EW this beautiful image of a rainbow over the wind turbines. Said Hammett in an email accompanying this photo, “Untouched photo taken 8 a.m. in Palm Springs area looking west where WECS is now involved in commercial solar farming… Storm coming in from west coast brought wind and clouds toward the valley. High winds blow out the clouds, but brings in sprinkles from miles away. Morning sun in east creates the rainbow.” Why microgrids may really matter http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter <div class="node-body article-body">Interested in microgrids? Read what the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, had to say in a July 18 New York Times opinion piece.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter#comments Solar Wind Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 17751 at http://ewweb.com Hayes believes microgrids can change lives for people living in remote areas. Photo source: Official portrait Lighthouse Solar Sounds Off on PV Market Challanges as It Exits Solar Business in Colorado http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado <div class="node-body article-body">Lighthouse Solar, a Boulder, Colo.-based solar installation business, says it's getting out of the installation business in Colorado because of the lack of support for the PV industry from Xcel Energy and the public utility commission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/lighthouse-solar-sounds-pv-market-challanges-it-exits-solar-business-colorado#comments Solar Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:00 +0000 17741 at http://ewweb.com Getty Images The PowerCube: Using photovoltaics to produce emergency power http://ewweb.com/solar/powercube-using-photovoltaics-produce-emergency-power <div class="node-body article-body">Ecosphere Technologies Inc., Stuart, Fla., has completed its first Ecos PowerCube, the world’s largest mobile, deployable solar-powered generator. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/powercube-using-photovoltaics-produce-emergency-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/powercube-using-photovoltaics-produce-emergency-power#comments Solar Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 17401 at http://ewweb.com <p>With power generation capabilities up to 15 kW, the Ecos PowerCube can be used to power various onboard systems, including wireless telecommunications, solar powered Internet, and mobile water treatment systems.</p> Warren Buffett willing to double investment in wind and solar to $30 billion http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion <div class="node-body article-body">Warren Buffett told attendees at the Edison Electric Institute conference that he is ready to double Berkshire Hathaway's $15 billion investment in solar and wind to $30 billion.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion#comments Solar Wind Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:03:00 +0000 16991 at http://ewweb.com <p>Berkshire Hathaway&#39;s Warren Buffett&nbsp;talked about renewables&nbsp;at an Edison Electric Institute conference in Las Vegas. <em>Photo credit: Getty images</em></p> SolarCity and Groupon team up to offer hot deals http://ewweb.com/solar/solarcity-and-groupon-team-offer-hot-deals <div class="node-body article-body">Groupon and SolarCity have created the first online offer of its kind for solar power systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/solarcity-and-groupon-team-offer-hot-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/solarcity-and-groupon-team-offer-hot-deals#comments Solar Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:34:00 +0000 16811 at http://ewweb.com Source: SolarCity Wal-Mart has big plans for solar at its stores http://ewweb.com/solar/wal-mart-has-big-plans-solar-its-stores <div class="node-body article-body">Walmart wants to double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/wal-mart-has-big-plans-solar-its-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/wal-mart-has-big-plans-solar-its-stores#comments Solar Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:26:00 +0000 16801 at http://ewweb.com Photo source: Wal_Mart Forbes article explores electric utility concerns about distributed generation http://ewweb.com/solar/forbes-article-explores-electric-utility-concerns-about-distributed-generation <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff McMahon’s Forbes article, “Utilities Want Regulatory Rescue from 'Death Spiral,'” offers some good insight into the electric utility perspective on distributed generation. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/forbes-article-explores-electric-utility-concerns-about-distributed-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/forbes-article-explores-electric-utility-concerns-about-distributed-generation#comments Solar Wed, 14 May 2014 15:03:00 +0000 16531 at http://ewweb.com ConEd Solutions helps Newark Airport go solar http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-helps-newark-airport-go-solar <div class="node-body article-body">ConEdison Solutions and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey recently unveiled one of four new solar installations that will reduce emissions and produce clean energy at Newark Liberty International Airport.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-helps-newark-airport-go-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/coned-solutions-helps-newark-airport-go-solar#comments Solar Mon, 05 May 2014 02:11:00 +0000 16161 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Heitmann, acting general manager of Newark Liberty International Airport and Michael Gibson, vice president for energy services at ConEdison Solutions, atop one of Newark Liberty International Airport&#39;s four solar rooftops.</p> Geronimo Energy to install large solar project in Minnesota http://ewweb.com/solar/geronimo-energy-install-large-solar-project-minnesota <div class="node-body article-body">Geronimo Energy's Aurora Solar Project was recently selected by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commisssion (PUC) to fill a portion of Xcel Enery&rsquo;s future generation needs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/geronimo-energy-install-large-solar-project-minnesota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/geronimo-energy-install-large-solar-project-minnesota#comments Solar Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:51:00 +0000 15931 at http://ewweb.com