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Virginia offshore wind farm takes another step forward

Virginia offshore wind farm takes another step forward

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project has taken another step forward in its quest to, eventually, generate enough clean energy to power 660,000 homes.
The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

By looking at the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook, we can see the top 10 appliances that are consuming the most energy in U.S. single-family homes.
17-Month Solar Decathlon Starts in Washington

17-Month Solar Decathlon Starts in Washington

Students from eleven universities across the United States have started to design and construct homes that are fully powered by solar energy.
Green-Oriented Village Uses Renewable Energy

Green-Oriented Village Uses Renewable Energy

Located within the master plan community of Ladera Ranch in South Orange County, California, the "green-oriented" village of Terramor will ultimately encompass 1,260 green-designed and green-constructed homes, including solar electric systems, and all built to exceed California's energy-efficiency requirements by 20 percent.
Housing Development Comes with Solar Standard

Housing Development Comes with Solar Standard

Genself Corp., a solar photovoltaic (PV) system integrator and installer, has entered into an agreement with Sunset Springs Development, LLC, a builder of single family homes in Southern California, to provide solar electric power systems as original equipment on up to 71 soon-to-be-constructed homes in Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Habitat for Humanity Installs Sharp Solar Modules

Habitat for Humanity Installs Sharp Solar Modules

Sharp's new Solar Racking Systems (SRS), which include 187-watt ND-187U1 solar modules, mounting structure and a Sharp Sunvista inverter, are being installed on several Habitat for Humanity homes in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, producing a nearly zero electricity bill for the homeowners.
Energy Efficient Homes Get Awards Around US

Energy Efficient Homes Get Awards Around US

The first award for ‘Most Energy-Efficient Homes of the New Millennium' was presented to Tierra Concrete Homes of Pueblo, Colorado, for their speciality in building passive solar concrete homes. The company is recognized for its energy-efficient home building by Energy Star, a national program in the United States that develops energy-saving partnerships with the home building industry.
Solar Photovoltaic Project Installation Update

Solar Photovoltaic Project Installation Update

Two new and notable solar photovoltaic projects were completed this past week, one which the developers say is the first Building Integrated PV (BIPV) high-rise solar-electric system in Arizona, and the other, which developers believe is the nation's largest residential rooftop solar electric power system.
20 Solar Homes Take Shape on the National Mall for the Solar Decathlon

20 Solar Homes Take Shape on the National Mall for the Solar Decathlon

The assembly of 20 solar homes on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is rapidly approaching completion, as the 2009 Solar Decathlon prepares to open, free to the public, on October 9th. The Solar Decathlon is an international event in which DOE challenges university teams to design and build homes that run entirely on solar energy.
Florida Builders Can Reap New Solar Thermal Rebates

Florida Builders Can Reap New Solar Thermal Rebates

A new program available to home builders in Florida will provide rebate checks for every new home built with a solar thermal hot water system. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled SunBuilt Gold, the latest program to expand solar energy technology in communities throughout the sunshine state .