Powered by growing residential and commercial markets, the neighboring states of Oregon and Washington are set to make significant gains this year in new solar installations, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. "In Washington, solar growth this year is projected to triple, while Oregon is expected to more than quadruple," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
The plants, located in various counties throughout the United Kingdom, have a combined capacity of 57.8 MW ----With these five new PV plants, Martifer Solar now has connected successfully approximately 175 MW in the UK alone
EIA's AEO2015 projects that U.S. energy imports and exports come into balance, a first since the 1950s, because of continued oil and natural gas production growth and slow growth in energy demand
EIA's AEO2015 shows that the advanced technologies are reshaping the U.S. energy economy
2014 was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations.
2015 promises to be the best year ever for both states when it comes to adding new solar electric capacity.
Partnership with local EPC brings renewable power to local sports center and park
Indiana ranked 14th in the nation in installed solar capacity last year
Buffalo also made an admirable showing and ranks 38th for total solar panels in the nation, and 6th in the Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions.
There’s some mixed news coming out of Vancouver, Canada this week. On the one hand, the city announced at an international sustainability summit that it would commit to using 100 percent renewable energy to power its electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years. On the other hand, Vancouver is also dealing with a fuel spill in the waters of English Bay that is washing up on beaches and threatening wildlife. On March 26, Vancouver’s city council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Gregor Robertson motion calling for a long-term commitment to deriving all of the city’s energy from renewable sources. At the ICLEI World Congress 2015 this week in Seoul, South Korea, the city went a step further, committing to reaching that goal of 100 percent renewable electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning by 2030 or 2035. Right now, Vancouver gets 32 percent of its energy — that includes electricity, transportation, heating, and cooling — from renewable sources, so the goal is ambitious, but not impossible. According to the Guardian, Vancouver could get all of its electricity from renewables within a few years, but transportation, heating, and cooling may prove more difficult.
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