renewables

2 of the World’s Most Innovative Solar Projects Cross Paths

2 of the World’s Most Innovative Solar Projects Cross Paths

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane that made a historic 90-hour journey across the Atlantic from New York to Seville in June, is now making its way to Cairo. After the plane’s stop in Cairo, it will make its way back to Abu Dhabi to complete its trip around the world. André Borschberg is piloting […]

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    Nation’s First Solar Roadway Coming to Historic Route 66

    Nation’s First Solar Roadway Coming to Historic Route 66

    Missouri’s Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced plans to install solar panels at a rest stop alongside the iconic Route 66 as part of the department’s “Road to Tomorrow Initiative.” [instagram https://instagram.com/p/BGxg2n6p0FH expand=1] The Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Missouri will receive the nation’s first solar roadway panels on a public right of […]

    10 Incredible Photos of Solar Impulse 2’s Flight Around the World

    10 Incredible Photos of Solar Impulse 2’s Flight Around the World

    The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville on Thursday, completing its historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Solar Impulse 2, a sun-powered aircraft, took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City at 2:30 a.m. on June 20. The flight to Seville, Spain, took approximately 90 hours to complete—traveling at 140 km/h […]

    Join the Renewable Energy Revolution With #ReadyFor100

    Join the Renewable Energy Revolution With #ReadyFor100

    By Jodie Van Horn Here at the Ready for 100 campaign, we believe in using bold messages to highlight bold opportunities. We know that achieving 100 percent clean energy will completely transform our communities, our economy and our environment and we are in awe of the growing movement of people who are bringing about that […]

    Stanford Professor’s New Zero-Net Energy Home Sets the Standard for Green Living

    Stanford Professor’s New Zero-Net Energy Home Sets the Standard for Green Living

    Mark Z. Jacobson’s new digs is the perfect home for the prominent renewable energy advocate. This zero-net energy home took only a few weeks to build. Photo credit: Bone Structure The Stanford professor’s Solutions Project famously lays out roadmaps for 139 countries, including the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters, to switch to 100 percent clean, renewable energy generated from […]

    Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion Offer to Acquire SolarCity

    Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion Offer to Acquire SolarCity

    In a deal that Elon Musk has dubbed a “no brainer,” Tesla Motors has made an offer to acquire solar installation company SolarCity in a stock deal worth a reported $2.8 billion. The electric car company made the announcement Tuesday and explained the offer in a blog post: Tesla’s mission has always been tied to sustainability. We […]

    Get Solar Easier, Faster and Cheaper With Groundbreaking NYC Solar Map

    Get Solar Easier, Faster and Cheaper With Groundbreaking NYC Solar Map

    Ever wonder whether solar power is right for your New York State home, business or non-profit institution? Or, how much money you could save on your electric bill and how much pollution-free electricity you could generate from your rooftop or from a solar canopy over your school’s unsheltered parking lot? Solar installers: Do you have […]

    Solar Impulse 2 Takes Off for Historic Odyssey Across the Atlantic

    Solar Impulse 2 Takes Off for Historic Odyssey Across the Atlantic

    The Solar Impulse 2 took off earlier this morning from New York City for its historic, sun-powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The multi-day odyssey will be the longest and perhaps the most difficult leg in the solar plane’s journey around the world. Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard took off this morning from New York to attempt […]

    World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes

    World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes

    SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining. The 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant in Nevada is the first utility-scale concentrated solar plant in the world. Photo credit: SolarReserve Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale […]