U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

The University of Florida, partnering with Santa Fe College and the National University for Singapore, has been selected as one of 20 teams to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winner of the competition is the […]

Google To Use NextEra Wind Farm To Power HQ

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Google will partner with Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Resources to power buildings at its California headquarters, the company announced Wednesday. The subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) will repower a wind farm in the Bay Area that will provide 43 megawatts of electricity starting in 2016. That energy will feed into Google buildings in Mountain […]

European Wind Energy Installations Outperform Gas and Coal in 2014

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in California Desert

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Southern California desert is now home to the world’s largest solar power plant. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials on Monday to open the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in the town of Desert Center, Calif., near Joshua Tree National Park. Built by First Solar, the project generates enough electricity to power 160,000 […]

World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in California Desert

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Southern California desert is now home to the world’s largest solar power plant. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials on Monday to open the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in the town of Desert Center, Calif., near Joshua Tree National Park. Built by First Solar, the project generates enough electricity to power […]

Illinois Holds On To First Place in USGBC’s Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Illinois is leading the pack once again this year on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) top 10 states for LEED green building. Now in its fifth year, the list is based on 2010 census data and includes commercial and industrial projects certified through 2014. Illinois led the way for the second year in a row, with 174 LEED certifications covering […]

Illinois Holds On To First Place in USGBC’s Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Illinois is leading the pack once again this year on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) top 10 states for LEED green building. Now in its fifth year, the list is based on 2010 census data and includes commercial and industrial projects certified through 2014. Illinois led the way for the second year in a […]

Apple’s Massive Solar Farm Could Power Its Entire California Operations

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Apple is investing in a vast solar plant in Northern California that will generate as much electricity as the company uses to power all its operations in the state.  Apple will invest $850 million in the plant through a partnership with First Solar, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday. It will cover 1,300 acres — equal […]

Apple’s Massive Solar Farm Could Power Its Entire California Operations

Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Apple is investing in a vast solar plant in Northern California that will generate as much electricity as the company uses to power all its operations in the state. Apple will invest $850 million in the plant through a partnership with First Solar, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday. It will cover 1,300 acres — equal […]