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New Mexico co-op dumps monopoly supplier to offer more solar

New Mexico co-op dumps monopoly supplier to offer more solar

A cooperative in New Mexico is connecting customers to affordable solar energy and reliable Internet service.
NJ utility seeks approval for offshore wind transmission project

NJ utility seeks approval for offshore wind transmission project

The Jersey Central plan outlines a comprehensive transmission system investment program to connect enough offshore wind-generated power for nearly 2.5 million homes.
Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid. The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the industry say legislation or an investigation is needed to fix the problems.
Gardens That Grow Gigawatts

Gardens That Grow Gigawatts

Like so many people, Joy Hughes wanted to do something for the victims of the July 2012 mass shooting in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado in the US. But while others held vigils and set up memorials, Hughes found herself scouting sites for solar gardens six days after the shooting in the Denver suburb.
Going Green in the Garden State

Going Green in the Garden State

The Green-e Program has announced that the State of New Jersey has committed 12 percent of its annual energy use to Green-e certified Renewable Energy.
How to Grow a Solar Energy Garden

How to Grow a Solar Energy Garden

Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could […]
Largest “agrivoltaic” research project underway in Colorado

Largest “agrivoltaic” research project underway in Colorado

Jack's Solar Garden is a 1.2-MW community solar farm and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S.
Quiet Zero-emission Zinc / Air Fuel Cells are Displayed

Quiet Zero-emission Zinc / Air Fuel Cells are Displayed

Metallic Power, a developer of regenerative zinc/air fuel cells, has demonstrated a riding lawnmower and 2 kW portable power system that is designed for garden care. The unit was shown to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in California, to fulfill a contract to develop and demonstrate zero-emission technologies for garden equipment.
Green Roofs Boost Photovoltaic Panels

Green Roofs Boost Photovoltaic Panels

What is a “green-roof?” Some say the term conjures up images of green vegetation on a building’s roof; others refer to the concept of making a building’s roof green from an environmental standpoint with green energy solar panels. It turns out that green vegetation on your roof can actually help boost your roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. Green building roofs Keeping a […]
Supporting Affordable Residential Access to Community Solar in Minnesota

Supporting Affordable Residential Access to Community Solar in Minnesota

How can community solar gardens be financed in ways that ensure broad participation? In early April, we had an opportunity to submit comments on this topic in response to a notice to provide input on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Community Solar docket concerning a proposed residential adder framework for community solar gardens.