Study: Wind and Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds

Study: Wind and Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds

Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses – along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities – seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances. According to Deloitte’s annual “Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & … Read more…

San Antonio Candymaker Goes Solar

San Antonio Candymaker Goes Solar

  Alamo Candy, one of the largest candy manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers in San Antonio, has gone solar. Freedom Solar, a solar power design and installation company, completed a 100.8-kilowatt solar array comprised of 280 panels on the rooftop of Alamo Candy’s retail shop and an 86.4-kilowatt system comprised … Read more…

Austin’s New Sports Stadium Will Be Solar-Powered

Austin’s New Sports Stadium Will Be Solar-Powered

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) revealed plans for a sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that the architectural firm says will have rooftop photovoltaic panels. Called East Austin District, the 1.3 million-square-foot project includes a 40,000-seat stadium next to a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena. BIG is … Read more…

California’s Largest Solar Energy Project Set for Oil Field

California’s Largest Solar Energy Project Set for Oil Field

California oil and gas producer Aera Energy and solar energy supplier GlassPoint Solar announced plans to build the state’s largest solar energy project, located at the Belridge oilfield west of Bakersfield. The companies say it will be the first of its kind in the world … Read more…

Hospital Gets Washington State’s Largest Medical Center Rooftop Solar Array

Hospital Gets Washington State’s Largest Medical Center Rooftop Solar Array

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle is working with design firm McKinstry on installing a nearly 100-KW solar array on the roof of its West Hospital building. Once completed, the array will be the largest solar array for any hospital in Washington State, according to an … Read more…

US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

A new study shows that the number of K-12 schools in the United States powered by solar has been increasing over the past three years — and leading to bigger savings. “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in US Schools” from the Solar Energy Industries … Read more…

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

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