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

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 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. 

Illinois Holds Onto First Place in USGBC’s Top 10 States For LEED Green Building

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 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.

FPL Proposes To Almost Double Florida’s Solar Power By End of 2016

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Florida’s largest investor owned utility announced plans Monday to build three new solar farms that would nearly double the state’s solar capacity.

FAMU Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has committed to making its entire portfolio of buildings 20 percent more energy efficient within 10 years by joining the Better Buildings Challenge by the U.S. Department of Energy. FAMU will work with the DOE to share its successful efficiency models and help pave the way for other organizations […]

Florida Schools Get "SunSmart"

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Nearly 100 Florida schools will be soaking up solar rays to power their buildings this fall thanks to the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). FSEC, a University of Central Florida research institute, is providing each school with a 10-kilowatt, solar photovoltaic (PV) system valued at more than $80,000.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Obama, India’s Prime Minister Modi, and the Opportunity to Cooperate on Climate Change

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

When I was growing up in New Delhi, the annual Republic Day celebrations were always cause for great national pride. They commemorate the day this large, vibrant democracy’s constitution came into force, after India secured its independence from British colonial rule. This year President Obama will be a special guest for the Republic Day parade, […]