Tag Archives: solar

Spray-On Solar

New technology hopes to expand solar applicability Just in time for sunny weather, you now have the option to “spray on” your green energy instead of “rubbing it in” in front of those who use conventional methods. Beginning with the exploration and development of a material called perovskite in the mid-2000s, researchers and solar companies may […]

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Coal Museum, Solar Power

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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Frenetic Energy

Energy sector under the new administration Transition is a hot word right now, so people had better get used to seeing it for the next few weeks. In the case of the many dimensions of the energy industry, there are holes to be filled, questions to be answered, and fortifications to be prepared. New Secretary […]

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An Apple a Day

Tech giant to join the utilities fray, sell electrical power Apple, Inc. dominates tech headlines on a daily basis, but it recently received plenty of negative press in being charged $14.5 billion in back taxes by the European Union. So it may very well fly under the radar that the computer giant is entering the utility market as well, despite […]

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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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Heady Hospitality

The innovations of Eco-friendly hotels Searching for additional clients for installation, repair or maintenance opportunities? It’s possible that you might be lodging in one of them on the way to your next convention or business trip. Always places of relevance for electrical maintenance and repair, many hotels house traditional HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and use motors and […]

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Clean-Up Time

Clean Power Plan Updates After a tumultuous few weeks as far as the Clean Power Plan is concerned, let’s take a look at where the action stands and what potentially lies ahead. The most important developments were those by state legislatures that proceeded with their plans to comply with the original action, which involved a goal of 32% […]

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Siemens to leave solar business, focus on wind and hydro power

Siemens announced that it will modify its business strategy and organizational setup with respect to renewable energy, focusing on wind and hydro power while divesting its solar business activities. The company is currently holding talks with potential buyers for the solar business. As part of this reorganization, the Energy Sector will be slimmed down and […]

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University of California to host Solar Exchange West

Solar Exchange West heads to the University of California at Berkeley on August 1, for “a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry,” according to Siemens, who is sponsoring the event. In its third year, the Siemens Solar Exchange thought leadership event has hosted several thousand […]

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