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JinkoSolar building $500 million ingot and wafer facility in Vietnam

JinkoSolar building $500 million ingot and wafer facility in Vietnam

The facility will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 7 GW and will be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The company said the new facility will provide additional content for modules assembled in Jacksonville, Florida.
Yes Please in My Backyard

Yes Please in My Backyard

Last week, I was backpacking across our beautiful state of New Hampshire, which is 87% covered in forest. The state is made up of a series of wooded, rolling hills and mountains, with beautiful ridge lines. It’s a very pristine place with minimal development — it often makes you forget about the extent of human reach. Midway through my trip, […]
Energy Efficiency and the Annoying Guy Next Door

Energy Efficiency and the Annoying Guy Next Door

Who would have thought backyards would cause so much trouble for the North American energy industry? First came the NIMBYs, the not-in-my-backyard protesters who block power projects from being built near them. And now we have the GIMBBYs – the give-me-a-bigger-backyard homeowners who are unwittingly getting in the way of energy efficiency. GIMBBYs aren’t worried about seeing wind turbines or […]
How to Build an Energy Efficient Backyard

How to Build an Energy Efficient Backyard

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start enjoying the beautiful weather. In fact, you should plan to spend as much time as possible in your own backyard. Not only is it good to get some fresh air, but you’ll also be able to reduce your dependence on energy and save some money along the way. Save […]
Minnesota Feed-In Tariff Could Lower Cost, Boost Renewables and Expand Local Ownership

Minnesota Feed-In Tariff Could Lower Cost, Boost Renewables and Expand Local Ownership

A new study by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) shows how feed-in tariffs could enable citizens to participate in turbocharging Minnesota's renewable electricity standard, and reduce costs.
Beyond the Backyard — The NIMBY of Today

Beyond the Backyard — The NIMBY of Today

"Not in my backyard," or NIMBY, is a term used to describe a person or a group of people who strongly oppose new development in their communities. Whether it's a new housing complex, retail development, casino or power plant, NIMBYs – as they are commonly referred to – will actively organize to communicate their opposition to a local project in an effort to curb development.
Coal in My backyard (CIMBY)

Coal in My backyard (CIMBY)

Visited with lots of people today, so only got in 46 miles, but that’s okay. It’s why I’m riding. Cruising up the frontage rode to Interstate 55 on the way to Springfield, saw a large single wind turbine and rolled down a gravel road to get a closer look. Discovered that the Gob Nob Wind Turbine sits right on top […]
Organic Waste Could Help Power Washington State

Organic Waste Could Help Power Washington State

Nearly 50 percent of the energy that Washington state residents use now could come from their own backyards, according to a report released by the Department of Ecology in Spokane.
More Homeowners Gain Access to Cleaner Energy

More Homeowners Gain Access to Cleaner Energy

[Baltimore Sun] It wasn’t long ago that powering a home with renewable “green” power meant erecting a windmill in the backyard or covering the roof with solar panels. Either option requires a big up-front investment with an uncertain payoff.
Consider the Source

Consider the Source

[The Wall Street Journal] Powering a home with renewable energy doesn’t necessarily mean hitching solar panels to the roof or installing wind turbines in the backyard. More than half of all retail power customers in the U.S. can now fuel their homes with green energy.