Category: renewable energy

Patagonia BIPV and Home Depot Solar

On January 28, 2023, Jennifer Sensiba writes in CleanTechnica: Patagonia & Home Depot Are Both Increasing Their Solar Footprints Developing its own unique transparent photovoltaic (PV) covering, NEXT had a remarkable partnership with Patagonia outdoor apparel company of Ventura. Together they installed 22 energy-generating… Continue Reading “Patagonia BIPV and Home Depot Solar”

Young Voters Going Democrat to Record Degree

According to Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, President of NextGen America, “young voters” are now breaking 3-1 for Democrats. Zachary Shahan reports further in CleanTechnica on November 9, 2022: Young people have historically been more progressive, liberal, and Democratic. The statement from Ramirez is that they… Continue Reading “Young Voters Going Democrat to Record Degree”

Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV

Our home electric and gas utility bills arrived in late October. Total: $38.67 Image: Electric bills for 12 month period = $290.44$24.20 average per month includes EV charging It’s been over a year since we upgraded our home heating and cooling system from an… Continue Reading “Hybrid HVAC with Solar Energy and an EV”

No Room on your Roof? Try Community Solar!

‘Community solar is about to explode’ in Illinois Nara Schoenberg wrote a story in the Chicago Tribune on October 31, 2022, “A way to get solar energy — no rooftop panels required — is making headway in Illinois: ‘Community solar is about to explode’… Continue Reading “No Room on your Roof? Try Community Solar!”

News Headlines: Renewable Energy

Global news headlines on renewable energy Economic benefits of wind, solar in rural Appalachia could top $65 billionA recent report shows that rural communities in Appalachia could benefit the most from wind and solar development. The group looked at expected local tax revenues, land lease… Continue Reading “News Headlines: Renewable Energy”

Highlights from EIA’s Latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook”

By Ken Bossong | SUN DAY CAMPAIGN | October 12, 2022(founded 1992)6930 Carroll Avenue; Suite #340; Takoma Park, MD 20912301-270-6477 x.6;  sun-day-campaign@hotmail.comTwitter: Follow @SunDayCampaign “Increases in U.S. electricity generation in our forecast come almost entirely from solar and wind. We expect renewable sources will provide… Continue Reading “Highlights from EIA’s Latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook””

Renewables Likely Top 25% of US Electricity and 30% of Generating by Year End 2024

by Ken Bossong, Executive Director – SUN DAY Campaign Data recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirm that solar and wind are poised to experience significant growth this year and for at least the… Continue Reading “Renewables Likely Top 25% of US Electricity and 30% of Generating by Year End 2024”

No One Worries about Energy Bills in One Tiny German Town

In a September 29, 2022 story by Frank Jordans tells how Feldheim, Germany, about 90-minutes south of Berlin, has been energy self-sufficient for more than a decade. A bold experiment launched in the mid-1990s saw Feldheim erect a handful of wind turbines to provide… Continue Reading “No One Worries about Energy Bills in One Tiny German Town”

Massive Wind-Solar-Battery Power Plant in Oregon

A small town in Oregon has just commissioned a utility-scale, renewable-energy, ‘hybrid’ plant — the first of its kind in North America — combining solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated. Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facilities (PDF Source)

PA Catches Up in National Rankings for School Solar

G.E.T. Solar Energy Help Now; Avoid Natural Gas Price Spikes By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 26, 2022 According to a new national report on schools’ adoption of solar published last week by nonprofit Generation180, Pennsylvania ranked 11th in… Continue Reading “PA Catches Up in National Rankings for School Solar”