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Student teams named as finalists in DOE solar design competition

Student teams named as finalists in DOE solar design competition

During the Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition, teams design systems that integrate solar, storage, and other technologies that are adaptable for real-world scenarios.
Electric school bus charging hub could provide ‘blueprint’ for grid support

Electric school bus charging hub could provide ‘blueprint’ for grid support

By connecting the batteries of parked electric school buses to the grid, a first-of-its-kind electric school bus charging hub aims to provide enough backup power to support up to 10,000 homes.
Maryland is now home to the largest rooftop community solar project in the U.S.

Maryland is now home to the largest rooftop community solar project in the U.S.

A 9.2-megawatt solar array on the roof of a commercial warehouse in Maryland is now the largest rooftop community solar project in the U.S.
Deal provides millions to deploy clean energy in New York City

Deal provides millions to deploy clean energy in New York City

Aiming to deploy clean energy resources in densely-populated urban areas, a partnership will unlock $55 million for community solar project development in New York City.
District Heating and Beyond

District Heating and Beyond

These days residents of Finnish cities, towns and villages, nestled among thick forests and thousands of cold lakes, are kept warm by wood. Clean, green energy from wood pellets, chips or bio-oil fuels a central boiler and pipes the heat into the local hospital, schools, and homes. For many of these towns, co-operative district heating models have brought not only a lower carbon footprint, but the foundation for a thriving, local economy.
Local Government Fights Texas School District’s Wind Plans

Local Government Fights Texas School District’s Wind Plans

A school district in Corpus Christi Texas has plans to install two 100-kilowatt capacity wind turbines on a high school campus.   This will put them at odds with local city government who recently enacted an ordinance putting restrictions on wind turbines within the city. The wind turbines are seen as both an educational tool and a way to save on […]
Milpitas Schools, Chevron & BOA Complete 3.4-MW Solar Project

Milpitas Schools, Chevron & BOA Complete 3.4-MW Solar Project

Milpitas Unified School District, Chevron Energy Solutions and Bank of America announced the completion of a 14-site, district-wide solar and energy efficiency project designed to supply 75 percent of the district's total annual electricity needs through solar energy.
Illinois Transit District Adds Biodiesel

Illinois Transit District Adds Biodiesel

August 4, 2003[SolarAccess.com]The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) added bio diesel-fueled buses to its fleet. Thirty-two diesel-powered buses are now using biodiesel fuel made from soybeans. The SMTD already operates 18 natural gas-powered buses in its fleet and has a fast-fill natural gas refueling facility on site. Biodiesel is the second clean domestic fuel that the District has implemented.
Semitropic 1 MW Solar Array Starts Pumping

Semitropic 1 MW Solar Array Starts Pumping

It was a winter's worth of hard work, and now the Semitropic Water Storage District in the San Joaquin Valley of California has a 1,920 panel solar array that is as large as four football fields. Shell Solar and the district recently dedicated the 980-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) array at the water district's treatment and storage facility in Wasco, California.
Solar-Specific RPS for the District of Columbia

Solar-Specific RPS for the District of Columbia

March 24, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] DC Council member Phil Mendelson has introduced a renewables portfolio standard (RPS) into the D.C. City Council. According to analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the bill would require .16% of the District’s electricity to come from solar (equivalent by percentage to New Jersey’s RPS) with a $.30 / kWh fee for those who […]