UNF Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Nanomanufacturing Research

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Physics at the University of North Florida were recently awarded a three-year research grant totaling $250,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new nanomanufacturing techniques for the electronics and communications industries.   Facilities required to generate complex nanostructures routinely cost billions of dollars. Motivation for this […]

Harris Corporation Signs As Partner At Osceola High-Tech Center

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Melbourne-based Harris Corp. signed a letter of intent to be the first formal industry member of the Osceola high-tech center being developed by ICAMR, or International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research.¬†Harris, (NYSE: HRS) a defense contractor focused on radio and satellite communication, is on board for a multi-year program to accelerate development and sale of […]

Protecting Utilities from the Risk of Data Breach

Posted on: Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. It powers our homes and businesses, and supports critical government services that ensure our public safety. According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), our electricity is generated by 6,997 operational power plants with a nameplate generation capacity of at least one megawatt. The generated electricity is […]

US Solar Co-Hosts First Ever Florida WISE Roundtable

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

US Solar co-hosted a historic WISE (Women In Solar Energy) event with #SolarChat last week as part of a nationwide round-table. On February 24th, women (and a few men) across the country met together in 15 different cities to participate in discussion about the solar industry and what it means to have, support, and develop […]

Energy Department’s Race to 7-Day Solar Prize Competition to Speed Solar Deployment

Posted on: Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition challenges innovators around the country to develop solutions to reduce the time and processes involved in installing […]

SolarCity To Partner With Google To Finance $750 Million In Residential Solar

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

American solar energy company SolarCity has announced the creation of a fund that is expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects, with a significant investment coming from Google. The new fund is set to cover the upfront costs of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners across 14 states in the US, as […]

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 […]