“The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is the largest photovoltaic facility Interior has approved thus far and, when built, will help power our nation and economy,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said. “With 12 large-scale solar projects approved in the last 18 months, we continue to make significant strides in spurring innovation, job-creation, and investment in the private sector while strengthening America’s energy security.”
Just Bulbs, on New York City’s Upper East Side, sells just bulbs. There are 36,000 different kinds of lightbulbs in the store, says owner David Brooks. And although customers regularly rail about how compact fluorescent bulbs are ugly, Brooks argues that they’ve been unfairly maligned. They come in six color temperatures (not just hospital-blue) and a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
For you non-believers in climate change, Carbon Nation will seem like just another horror flic about the doomsday scenario surrounding global warming. Except, the producers of Carbon Nation don’t care if you believe in climate change. Not even a little.
Instead, they’re promoting the movie as a wholly positive “solutions-based” documentary showcasing actionable ideas to further the advancement of affordable energy. The hope is this will attract a wider audience of viewers versus, say, a collection of braying granola eaters portending the apocalypse. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
“Do I think man is causing global warming? No, but that doesn’t make any difference,” says Bernie Kar, a geothermal tech pioneer in Alaska. ”I want clean water and I want clean air. And that’s so simple.”
The much-anticipated Honeywell Wind Turbine from WindTronics officially launched, one day prior to Earth Day. This is a small wind turbine that we’ve mentioned extensively – here’s a video of one spinning. The launch is supported by a global network of distributors, partners, and…
Constructing these solar power stations on a plateau at an altitude of 800 metres presented a real challenge for Enfinity: the solar arrays had to be designed for the best energy output possible while avoiding any “eyesore” problems for the people of the Les Mées and Puimichel villages. Enfinity took additional steps to integrate the PV arrays into the landscape with the novel idea of planting a variety of wild grasses at the sites to create a grazing area for sheep.
The photovoltaic panels, installed at the sites without the use of concrete foundations, will be recycled at the end of their 20 year life span – thus leaving behind healthy land that can be used for agriculture.
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered house inspired by the rich, complex ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches over 64,000 square miles of Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.