Healdsburg Floating Solar Project

  ||Building Better Bay Area || Perched along the Russian River, the town of Healdsburg is best known for its excellent wine and weekend getaways. But these days, the sun does more than just ripen the grapes. It produces energy in an unusual setting. Healdsburg has now become home to United States’ largest floating solar [...]

By |2022-05-27T08:37:19+00:00May 27th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

TEXAS REQUESTED ENERGY CONSERVATION AFTER SIX POWER PLANTS CLOGGED

After six power plants went down unexpectedly Last Friday — and with hot weather expected across Texas— the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on Friday evening was seen asking consumers to conserve electricity through Sunday. The sudden drop in electricity supply rattled the system through the weekend.   However, luckily there wasn't any major [...]

By |2022-05-19T11:09:20+00:00May 19th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

California Net Energy Metering Policy Reform

CPUC Seeks Industry Feedback   Net metering is a critical policy to advance rooftop solar, and it has been incredibly effective in California. So effective, that it has driven down the wholesale cost of electricity in the middle of the day. However, because it allows customers to effectively turn their meters backward if [...]

By |2022-05-13T16:09:49+00:00May 13th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

Transparent Solar Panels

Solar adoption continues to grow. The gear needed is still relatively large, though, requiring dedicated space on something like a rooftop. However, innovators around the world have been working on ways to avoid that problem. Some take the approach of building solar panels on existing flat surfaces and some are using entirely different materials. Inventing [...]

By |2022-05-05T18:59:20+00:00May 5th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

SOLAR ENERGY TOPS NUCLEAR FOR POWERING CREWED MISSIONS TO MARS

An artist’s rendering of a crewed Martian biomanufactory powered by photovoltaics and capable of synthesizing food and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing biopolymers and recycling biological waste. (Artwork credit: Davian Ho) While the debate between solar energy and nuclear energy continues on Earth, some people are looking to the stars. As humanity turns its attention to Mars, with [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:48:28+00:00April 28th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

ENERGY FROM SOLAR PANELS AT NIGHT

Seems unrealistic, right? After all, it is one of the biggest drawbacks of solar energy. But thanks to science & engineering, it is well within your reach. At night the lack of sunlight cannot generate electricity - a disadvantage for solar energy. However, what if they worked at night? That’s no joke, according to [...]

By |2022-04-08T18:23:57+00:00April 8th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

CIM Group Celebrates Completion & Commercial Operation of Aquamarine

CIM Group is a community-focused real estate and infrastructure owner, operator, lender, and developer. However, for the last several years, the group is repurposing selenium-contaminated and drainage-impaired farmland for the development of clean energy. Recently the group has welcomed government, labor, business, and civic leaders at a celebratory event. The occasion was to celebrate [...]

By |2022-02-03T19:52:34+00:00February 3rd, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

THE WORLD’S LARGEST BATTERY FACILITY GOT ANOTHER EXPANSION

Unlike conventional storage systems, such as pumped hydro storage, batteries have the advantage of geographical and sizing flexibility and can therefore be deployed closer to the location where the additional flexibility is needed and can be easily scaled. Witnessing the flexibility and the ability to be scaled at a faster pace, a battery storage [...]

By |2022-01-28T19:48:36+00:00January 28th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

California’s plan to slash savings from solar

California has more rooftops with solar panels than any other state and continues to be a leader in new installations. But a proposal from the state's public utility commission threatens that progress.The state now has 1.3 million solar rooftops generating roughly 10,000 megawatts of electricity — enough to power three million homes. And more are [...]

By |2022-01-20T16:39:15+00:00January 20th, 2022|News/Stories|0 Comments

Giant Retailers Pledge to Zero-Carbon Shipping By 2040

Major retailers now started to clean up their shipping pollution. Earlier this week nine global giant retailers, including Amazon.com Inc, IKEA, Unilever, Patagonia, and Inditex, the fast-fashion retailer that owns Zara, announced that they are aiming to switch to zero-carbon vessels to ship their goods by 2040. Joining Amazon and Ikea in the commitment [...]

By |2021-10-22T18:53:45+00:00October 22nd, 2021|News/Stories|0 Comments
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