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Solar Power for Avocado Ranch

Solar Power for Avocado Ranch

[RenewableEnergyAcess.com] WorldWater & Power Corporation signed of a contract for $7.8 million with Farm ACW of Fallbrook, California, to install solar electric systems to power the avocado ranch operations. The new contract brings the total of projects signed in 2005 to $12.2 million, compared to total revenues in 2004 of $5.8 million. The contract with the avocado farm means WorldWater […]
Perpetual Power Completes 1-MW Solar-Powered Water Pumping Systems

Perpetual Power Completes 1-MW Solar-Powered Water Pumping Systems

Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc. and Perpetual Power (P2) have completed the installation of four solar-powered deep water wells at Limoneira Company's Ducor Ranch in California. The four 250-kilowatt (kW) solar arrays that make up the proejct include single-axis tracking systems which are expected increase power output of each array by 15%.
Save the Environment, Save Money!

Save the Environment, Save Money!

Living a green lifestyle is obviously a great way to benefit the environment, from the local community aspect right up to the global level. But did you know that, as well as helping to preserve our world, ‘going green’ can save you money too? We look at some easy ways to do both, below. Getting into the ethos The mantra […]
Commercial Solar Integrator Adds a Residential Focus

Commercial Solar Integrator Adds a Residential Focus

With a strong chance for passage of major new solar legislation in California elements of the solar industry that don't currently focus on the residential market are increasingly eyeing a strategic shift. In a recent example, WorldWater & Power, known typically for large solar photovoltaic (PV) installations coupled with water pumping systems, is shifting at least some of their focus to the residential market.
Haiti’s Hopes for Biofuels Rest on Jatropha Plant

Haiti’s Hopes for Biofuels Rest on Jatropha Plant

The rising cost of foreign oil has governments and researchers around the world searching for cheaper and more sustainable forms of energy. In Haiti, the hope is centered on a native plant called jatropha curcas, which bears oily seeds that can be crushed and processed to produce diesel fuel for generators or vehicles.
A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree.
9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

You don’t have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels to make changes that have a significant environmental benefit, save money, and are easy to do. Here’s a list of 9 Earth Day tips you probably won’t find anywhere else. Altogether they could put several hundred dollars back in your pocket due to lower utility bills while preventing […]