It's crazy. It'll never work. They cost too much. They'll crack. They're too delicate. You'll slide off them. Oil companies will never let it happen. Scott Brusaw, an electrical engineer from Idaho, has heard it all before. Over the past eight years, skeptics (like this one) have been telling him his concept for solar roadways — replacing America's roads with solar panels, creating a power grid where pavement used to be — won't work. But Brusaw suddenly has a reason why it will — actually, 2.2 million of them. Solar Roadways' crowdfunding campaign, which closed on Monday, raised $2.2 million — more than double what Brusaw was seeking — in just two months. The campaign, the most popular in Indiegogo's history, attracted more than 48,000 backers from all 50 states and 165 countries. "It's been humbling," Brusaw, 56, told Yahoo News. "Really, really humbling." The success can be attributed, in part, to a cheeky seven-minute video ("Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!") that has been viewed more than 16 million times on YouTube.
Upsolar, a provider of solar PV modules, is announcing the completion of new projects in Belgium and Croatia that were developed in partnership with the Belgium-based engineering firm Upgrade Energy.
Approaching 3 years online, www.RoboticsTomorrow.com has expanded its coverage to include Advanced Manufacturing and Factory Automation. It has also revamped its website design for easier navigation and better compatibility with mobile devices.
SunLink has launched Precision-Modular RMS, the newest addition to its quality engineered, aluminum Precision RMS solar racking family. In addition to superior layout flexibility, Precision-Modular offers the commercial PV industry more than 30% cost savings over SunLink's legacy systems.
Summer days ahead expected to bolster the 962,000 megawatt hours already generated by NRG's solar energy facilities in 2014
Local leaders and industry representatives celebrate the Massachusetts-based solar project, highlighting economic and community benefits of cost-competitive clean energy
Member-authored resource reviews role of renewables and distributed generation in power market landscape & provides recommendations for future success
SolarWorld supplies complete 1.16-MW system for Plantronics' Tijuana factory
enACT Systems Launches Mobile Software for Solar and Energy Efficiency Sales and Workflow Automation
The enACT platform starts by connecting solar and energy efficiency companies with new customers through online sign-ups, channel co-branding, and retail partnerships.
Bluesphere Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Build its 3rd Waste-to-Energy Project in Massachusetts
5.2 MW facility to convert organic waste into clean electricity to power Massachusetts
Construction will begin at Lettieri & Company later this year and take about three weeks to complete.
Company marks June 21 World Solar Day by working to make solar energy more widely usable, in combination with storage and communications technologies
The ground-mounted solar project will be constructed near Hazlehurst, Ga., in Jeff Davis County.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will give the keynote address Monday at 4 p.m. during the general session of PV America 2014.
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