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EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel hopes to make world’s “greenest steel” By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A steel mill in Pueblo that has been powered by coal during most of its approximately 140year existence now will get most of its electricity from solar energy. EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel welcomed s...
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    By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. The Biden administration on Wednesday released a blueprint for producing almost half of the nation’s electricity from the sun by 2050 — something that would require the country to double the amount of solar energy installed every year over the ...
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      By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California regulators voted Wednesday to require solar power and battery storage in new commercial buildings and high-rise multifamily dwellings, the latest front in the state’s efforts to hasten a transition from fossil fuels to altern...
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  Reuters The Biden administration on Monday said it has approved a major solar energy project in the California desert that will be capable of powering nearly 90,000 homes. The $550 million Crimson Solar Project will be sited on 2,000 acres of federal land west of Blythe, California, the In...
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By Deborah Swearingen Boulder Daily Camera Two new community solar gardens will bring renewable energy to lowincome customers in Boulder County. Xcel Energy is partnering with Pivot Energy and Energy Outreach Colorado to build the combined 4-megawatt gardens at the Valmont Generating Station. The...
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By Dan Mika, BizWest/Daily Camera, from The Denver Post eEdition, July 23, 2020 Real Goods Solar Inc. has begun liquidation of two of its regional installation groups and its financial arm. The three subsidiaries, Alteris Renewables Inc., RGS Financing Inc. and the company behind Sunetric, all file...
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April 14th, 2020 by Tina Casey The National Renewable Laboratory just nailed down bragging rights to the world’s most efficient solar cell to date. The new PV device sails past the theoretical limit of 33% and gets pretty close to the 50% range, clocking in at an impressive 47.1%. The downside ...
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Nov. 20, 2019 02:50PM EST RENEWABLE ENERGY "This singular scientific achievement was accomplished at Heliog Olivia Rosaneen's commercial facility in Lancaster, California." Heliogen A startup backed by Bill Gates unveiled a breakthrough solar technology Tuesday that could free heavy industry ...
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Shared from the 6/27/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Christopher Martin Bloomberg News For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower dam...
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A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water. The experimental "Las Tortolas" power-generating island is being run ...
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10. Georgia With more than 1.5 GW of solar, Georgia places 10th when it comes to cumulative solar capacity, and has enough to supply the equivalent of 174,014 homes with solar energy, according to the SEIA. 9. Utah With 30,500 solar installations, Utah is home to over 1.6 GW of solar capacity acc...
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The World Added Nearly 30 Percent More Solar Energy Capacity in 2017 The global solar market grew 29.3 percent last year, with nations installing 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity, according to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe. While more capacity was installed in 2017, the g...
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  The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers, a 25 percent increase over 2015. Overal...
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pledged that half a billion solar panels will be installed by the end of her first term if she wins the Oval Office this fall. That number may seem daunting, but industry insiders say it’s well within the realm of possibility. Even if yo...
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Author - Kaitlin Krull  Making use of renewable energy in the home is a fairly new concept for most of us homeowners. While we know that the installation of solar power systems has increased exponentially in recent years in American homes (with current installations providing more than ...
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A new report shows 2.5 million Americans now work in the clean energy field—and that number is quickly growing. The clean energy revolution means we’re getting more renewable power from the wind and sun, doing more with less waste in our workplaces and homes, and building some of the best all-elect...
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Across the planet, economies have been either dependent on or addicted to fossil fuels for 150 years, but there appears to be global momentum towards better energy use and more sustainable approaches, according to a new study in Nature Energy journal. Catherine Mitchell, professor of energy policy ...
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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time. The First Solar Inc (FSLR.O) plant, with the capacity to power the equivalent of ...
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California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found. The state is about to become the first in the country to have 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power almost 2.5 million homes. Last year,...
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Governments are still spending billions on nuclear research, writes Paul Brown - but 2015 looks like being an unhappy year for the industry as it continues to shrink while renewables grow, amid massive delays and cost over-runs. With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global ...
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