Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has been selected as one of nine regional teams to help homes, businesses, and municipalities cut red tape for residential and small commercial rooftop solar systems.
Solar-thermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than automobiles, cats or communication towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life. There were 321 “avian fatalities” in the first half of this year at the 392-megawatt Ivanpah solar project in Southern California, according to a statement Aug. 19 from NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), which co-owns and operates it. Of those, 133 were scorched by heat produced by the plant. That’s far fewer than reported in an Associated Press article on Aug. 18. It cited federal wildlife investigators who estimated that one bird was burned every two minutes by concentrated sunlight at the Mojave Desert power plant. The estimates for birds killed by solar power are “inflated,” NRG spokesman Jeff Holland said in an interview. A greater risk comes from cats, which are estimated to kill hundreds of millions of birds each year. Cars are responsible for about 60 million deaths, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and communication towers add another four million to five million. Wind turbines killed 573,000 birds in 2012.
SolarMax, a Swiss based global pure-play photovoltaic (PV) inverter company with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and more than 20 years of PV inverter experience, today announced that United States Ambassador, Suzan LeVine, visited SolarMax headquarters in Biel, Switzerland on Wednesday, August 13
Demonstration Plant to Pioneer Eco-friendly, Economical and Energy-generating Wastewater Treatment Process
AES Sells 100% of its Equity Interests in 87.5 MW of Operating Wind Projects in the United Kingdom for $160 Million
This transaction includes four operating wind projects in the United Kingdom
This distinction recognizes Blue Oak Energy as one of the top solar firms making critical progress in North America's renewable energy industry.
First Half of $100 Million Q3 Investment in the North Carolina Solar Market Deployed
This patent was awarded for the Steffes "GETS" Dynamic Dispatch™ energy storage system which provides utilities with second-to-second precision control (0 to 100% charging) of fleets of specially instrumented water heaters and appliances.
The 40 MW project will be located in the Valparaiso region of Puchuncavi, an industry zone of Chile.
This is the second of four planned solar projects being acquired by BluEarth from Canadian Solar, totalling 38.5 MW AC.
6th Annual Event in Atlanta Offers Broad Solar Policy Overview
Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is partnering up with renewable energy equity groups for financing and final construction on the company's flagship solar energy plant to be built in Bladen County.
Solar Array Will Maximize the Renewable Resources at 333 Brannan St. Location in Downtown San Francisco
Intersolar India and accompanying Intersolar India Conference take place under one roof for the first time
Developer Radius Technology honored by the Clean Energy Council for project featuring smart modules from Upsolar
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