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SAVINGS FROM SOLAR ENERGY EXCEEDS UNIVERSITY’S EXPECTATIONS

With global energy prices trending upwards, Penn State’s solar energy purchasing agreement now nearing the completion of its second year has saved the University more money than expected. It also contributes to greenhouse gas reductions and University research efforts. In October 2020, Penn State began purchasing 100% of the renewable energy generated at three solar [...]

By |2022-09-29T10:12:44+00:00September 29th, 2022|Newsletter|0 Comments

Batteries Made from Crab Shells

As the world increasingly turns to renewable energy sources and electric vehicles, the demand for batteries is skyrocketing. However, the batteries used today are not always sustainable. For example, polypropylene and polycarbonate separators, which are widely used in Lithium-ion batteries, take hundreds or thousands of years to degrade and add to environmental burden. On the [...]

By |2022-09-15T12:07:59+00:00September 15th, 2022|Newsletter|0 Comments

SOLAR INSTALLATION IN SOME UNUSUAL PLACES

Solar power now accounts for almost a third of global renewable energy capacity, according to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). From rooftops to carports, from ground-mount to several water bodies, an increasing array of innovative sites are being used to build solar power facilities. It’s estimated that Germany alone could house around 20 gigawatts of [...]

By |2022-09-09T12:43:31+00:00September 9th, 2022|Newsletter|0 Comments

CALIFORNIA’S SENATE PASSES SOLAR ACCESS ACT

California has been a leader in promoting solar energy. In 1976, it started to provide financial incentives for investment in solar energy technologies. One legacy of California’s early interest in solar energy is a series of laws designed to protect a consumer’s right to install and operate solar energy technology on a home or business, [...]

By |2022-09-01T16:37:36+00:00September 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 : A Crucial step in Transition to Clean Energy

In a significant development, President Biden signed the ‚ÄėInflation Reduction Act 2022‚Äô into law. The Act was designed to reduce the deficit and lower inflation while investing in domestic energy production and lowering healthcare drug costs. The Inflation Reduction Act lowers prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs. It is the most aggressive [...]

By |2022-08-25T18:44:58+00:00August 25th, 2022|Newsletter|0 Comments

Solar Parking Lots Are a Win-Win Solution

Carports and parking lots have long been underutilized assets. Property owners now have the opportunity to provide a better carport and parking lot service as well as generate electricity that may be used or sold. Solar panels, tall enough to park an RV underneath, stand on steel trusses above the lot, providing a bit [...]

By |2022-08-18T11:59:03+00:00August 18th, 2022|Newsletter|0 Comments

EV SCHOOL BUSES PUTTING POWER BACK TO GRID

A fleet of electric-powered school buses in El Cajon can send electricity back to California's grid, thanks to first-of-its-kind technology developed by a local company and a partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric. The concept is called ‚Äúvehicle to grid,‚ÄĚ making the buses multi-task as energy storage. Nicknamed V2G for short, the bi-directional technology [...]

By |2022-08-04T10:31:06+00:00August 4th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

SOLAR ENERGY IN SPACE

One kilowatt is about what it takes to heat up some leftovers in a microwave ‚ÄĒ or to power the largest and most technically advanced telescope ever built. Thanks to its solar array, NASA‚Äôs James Webb Space Telescope will stay energy-efficient more than 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. American engineers at [...]

By |2022-07-21T15:57:17+00:00July 21st, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

SOLAR PV RECYCLING MARKET IS SET TO SKYROCKET

California has been a pioneer in pushing for rooftop solar power, building up the largest solar market in the U.S. Beginning in 2006, the state, focused on how to incentivize people to accept solar power, showered subsidies on homeowners who installed photovoltaic panels but had no comprehensive plan to dispose of them. Now, panels purchased [...]

By |2022-07-15T12:07:38+00:00July 15th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

Sustainability at McCain

McCain Foods is renowned as the world’s largest French Fries processor. Founded in 1957 in Canada, McCain took the world by storm, quickly becoming a much-loved brand in the Canadian marketplace. It wasn’t long before it became the world’s most loving brand for great-tasting food. This can be ascertained by the fact that it has [...]

By |2022-07-07T17:08:11+00:00July 7th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments
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