Tag Archives: solar energy

Solar Doghouses

IBEW & NECA bring a creative side to training in the trades An alliance of two prestigious associations, formed to try to lure trade workers into the solar panel installation field…and its bark is just as good as its bite. Sponsored by billboard companies like Milwaukee Tool and 3M, IBEW and NECA are spearheading a program designed […]

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I Know You Got Sol

Solar: becoming a major industry & energy source Right off the bat, let’s try to start 2017 on a more unified note. Here’s an example: you can use solar energy and still use plenty of your ‘old’ machines. As markets for solar-generated electricity continue to grow, businesses should consider the options available to them with […]

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Coal and Solar Call a Truce

New program in Colorado offers solar jobs to unemployed miners It’s no secret that those employed by the coal or oil and gas industries look at their counterparts in the renewable energy sector as their rivals. Now, a Colorado-based program extends an olive branch that could assuage the animosity. The idea might be hard for […]

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Solar Records Set

Piccard’s flight, California’s grid augment promise of renewable energy source Late July: a great time for beaches, seasonal flowers, and solar energy production. When temperatures hit the 90s and stay there for days, the heat can be intrusive for many, but it’s a time when these areas flourish. The state of California exhibited the potential of solar energy […]

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Precipitation Power

Solar panel technology could turn raindrops into electric power Graphene is back, and this time it’s an all-weather event. The amorphous, multi-capability material has been highly researched by scientists over the last few decades, as they are eager to utilize its unique properties for a number of applications, namely exponentially heightened efficiency rates and alternative […]

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Utilities keep pace

Looking for strategies as the world goes solar Part of any business’s foresight is the ability to accommodate the evolving technological and economical world around it. When renewable energy first began to peek through the cracks two decades ago, utilities companies probably weren’t too concerned, but they surely took notice. The electric and water industries […]

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What will renewable energy look like in the future?

The Solana Generating Station is demonstrating how solar can continue to be a big factor.  The facility uses concentrating solar power technology, which means it can store up heat even as a cloud goes over.  Located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, Ariz., the plant supplies power to homes under contract with Arizona Public Service.  Although photovoltaic […]

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Solar Energy International provides first hands-on introductory solar training in Dubai

Solar Energy International (SEI) has partnered with PTL Solar Academy, Dubai’s first established renewable energy training institute, and The British University in Dubai, to provide the first on-site, hands-on introductory solar training of its kind in the United Arab Emirates. The training was recently completed in early February.  SEI is part of the UAE’s first […]

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