Hawaii Schools Expand Solar Energy Use

Posted by Elizabeth Hurd

Nov 18, 2012 1:56:00 PM

Solar Education and Energy Savings

The Hawaii Department of Education plans to install solar photovoltaic panels (solar PV) on each public school in the state over the next five years. Electricity costs will decrease while helping the state meet its renewable energy goal of 90 percent clean energy by 2040. Little or no upfront costs from the state would be necessary to fund the proposed improvements. In fact schools should end up making money when extra power is generated and sold. Yearly electrical cost savings might be close to $5 million.

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New Jersey Solar Farm Builds on State Incentives

Posted by Lise Lingo

Nov 13, 2010 2:01:00 AM

A New Jersey solar farm is growing on farmland that was originally destined to become a field of McMansions. Work on one of the nation’s largest solar farms began last month in Pilesgrove, in the southern flatlands west of the Pine Barrens and east of Wilmington, Delaware.

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Solar Farms, Projects Boom in Pennsylvania as Costs Fall

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Sep 19, 2010 2:28:00 AM

Solar power has caught fire in Pennsylvania, thanks to declining costs for solar equipment and generous state incentives, according to John Hanger, Secretary of the state's Department of Environmental Protection.

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Put Solar On It: Your Farm, Your Roof and the White House

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Sep 9, 2010 10:18:00 AM

A group of pro-solar people are returning a solar panel to the White House tomorrow, September 10, and hope to convince President Obama to Put Solar on the White House roof.

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New North Carolina Solar Farm Goes Live

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Sep 3, 2010 3:09:00 AM

The Maple View Farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina, recently added an acre of solar panels.

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North Carolina Extends Solar and Wind Energy Tax Credits

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 27, 2010 5:21:00 AM

Earlier this month, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed a bill that extended a generous tax credit for investments in renewable energy and increased the tax credit for investment in facilities that manufacture renewable energy equipment.

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Illinois Law Boosts Solar Share of Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 19, 2010 10:47:00 AM

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law August 17 requiring power utilities to get 6 percent of their energy from solar in 2015 and every year thereafter.

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Three More Solar Farms Go Live in Pennsylvania

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 16, 2010 4:13:00 AM

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new solar farm at NASCAR’s Pocono Raceway. Now I’m going to 

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Solar Farm to Open at NASCAR Raceway in Pennsylvania

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Jul 29, 2010 7:02:00 AM

When you think about NASCAR, you think power, speed, noise and lots of left turns. Now when you think about the sport’s Pocono Raceway, you’ll think about solar power.

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Texas: Big on Renewable Energy Potential

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Jul 21, 2010 4:40:00 AM

The Lone Star State may be best known for its oil industry, but it also leads the nation in one renewable energy and has the potential to do a lot more.

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